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Through February 28 Huntsville
Beaks & Barks
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Through the end of February, dogs are welcome to visit the garden every day. If you're a birding enthusiast, this is an excellent time of year to grab your binoculars and head outdoors. The garden is considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and its Lewis Birding Trail features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 1-March 1 Mobile
TomatoPalooza
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Get the best tomato varieties for the Gulf Coast! Choose from 18 varieties and pre-order your tomato plants online at mbgrebloomshop.com throughout the month of February. Pick up your plants from our Marketplace during the Plantasia Spring Plant Sale, March 14-17. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 & 10 Huntsville
Native Tree Identification
Huntsville Botanical Garden
This six-week series teaches how to use a combination of diagnostic characteristics such as bark type, overall growth habit, and leaf and bud shape and arrangement to identify native tree species, at least to the genus level. The focus of the class is on both deciduous and evergreen overstory and understory trees native to northern Alabama mountains. Members, free; non-members, $5 plus garden admission. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 5, 12, 19, 26 Madison
MGNA Lunch and Learn Workshops
Dublin Park
Topics include: Herbs Gone Wild, Flavoring Without Salt, Backyard Vegetable Gardening, Garden Tools, and Container Gardening. Feel free to bring your lunch and delight in learning something new. Tuesdays in February, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. While the workshops are free, seating is limited. Register online today at mginfo.org/workshops.

February 6 Theodore
Winter Garden Walk
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the gardens from Bellingrath’s horticulture management team: executive director Dr. Bill Barrick, nursery manager Chuck Owens, and display coordinator Barbara Smith. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. For more information, visitbellingrath.org or call 251-459-8868.

February 7 Huntsville
Garden LOVE – Whiskey & Wine
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Guests will enjoy champagne, premium wines, and a selection of fine whiskeys from Chattanooga Whiskey, Black Patch Distilling Co., and Shelta Cavern Spirits, along with an assortment of appetizers, many with bacon as the highlighted ingredient. And if the spirits move you to dance, the Silvery Moon Band will perform jazz and swing favorites during the event. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 9 Huntsville
BEE Mine Valentine’s Breakfast
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Join us for a Valentine-themed breakfast for the entire family. We’ll serve French toast, sausage, fresh fruit, and have a hot chocolate station to start the day off on a happy note. After breakfast, kids can get creative making Valentine’s crafts, have their face painted, and visit Queen Bee for a “Bee Mine” photo! For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 9 Huntsville
Chinese Lantern Building Workshop
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Join us in getting ready for our big Chinese New Year Celebration and Lantern Parade on February 16 and build a Chinese-style lantern to carry in the parade. We will provide basic round paper lanterns in a variety of colors with an LED battery-powered light and some basic craft supplies to make it unique. You can go with a traditional design or come up with something new and exciting. Bring any of your own supplies as well. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 10 Birmingham
Essentially Seasonal Design Series Featuring Holly Carlisle Winter: Minimalism
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
A seasonally focused floristry demonstration, workshop, and discussion series led by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Holly Carlisle of ROSEGOLDEN in the spirit of local floristry legend Beth McReynolds and her iconic "Birmingham Style.” Study the principles of minimal design as you walk through a portion of our Japanese Gardens, and then learn to use negative space and emphasize the natural character of each material as you create an ikebana-inspired arrangement. 2-5 p.m. This is the first class in a four-part series. Members, $740; non-members, $800. Single class: members, $185; non-members, $200. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit bbgardens.org/classes.

February 10 Hoover
Nordic Walking Workshop
Aldridge Gardens
This class will show you a great way to include upper body exercise and add balance assistance while walking. 2-3:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Leroy Hurt, this class is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Register at aldridgegardens.com. For the most up-to-date information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

February 12 Birmingham
Southern Tales at the Gardens Presents Dolores Hydock in Eglamore and Cristobel: A Medieval Love Story
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Dolores Hydock, in the voice, spirit, and costume of a cranky crone, brings to life this original adaptation of a passionate 14th-century tale of desire, heartache, treachery, and the triumph of true love. 2 p.m. in the lecture hall. $20/person. To reserve seats, call 205-414-3950 or visit bbgardens.org/southerntales.

February 13 Theodore
All About Camellias
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Camellias are well-adapted to the South and have been growing in coastal gardens since the mid-1800s. Seth Allen, horticultural director and curator of collections at Mobile Botanical Gardens, will describe the history and cultivation of this winter-blooming shrub and give advice on selecting the best varieties for your garden. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. Call 251-459-8868 or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org to register.

February 15-18 Mobile
American Camellia Society’s National Camellia Show
Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
The American Camellia Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting and National Convention is being held in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the camellia’s official designation as Alabama’s state flower and with the state’s bicentennial celebration. The show will feature demonstrations and lectures on camellia care, flower waxing, and grafting. The public is invited on Sunday, 1-5 p.m. with no admission fee. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase camellias at the show, and to join the American Camellia Society.For more information about the ACS Camellia Show or to register, visit alabamacamelliasociety.org.

February 16 Huntsville
Chinese New Year Celebration and Lantern Parade
Huntsville Botanical Garden
We will have a traditional Chinese celebration complete with food, a dance performance, and a lantern parade at the end. Attend our Lantern Workshop on February 9 to create a lantern or bring one you created at home! This is a family-friendly event, co-hosted by the Huntsville Botanical Garden and the Huntsville Chinese Association, and all members of the community are welcome! For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 16 Jemison
Tree Fruits in the Home Garden
Petals from the Past
Dr. Arlie Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of tree fruits such as apples, pears, figs, oriental persimmons, peaches, and nectarines. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge for establishing or maintaining your tree fruit garden. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Optional $12 lunch at noon. Advanced registration and payment required for lunch. At 12:30 p.m., there is walking tour of Petals’ tree fruit gardens followed by a pruning clinic. For more information, visit petalsfromthepast.com.

February 19 Hoover
Ethiopian Cooking
Aldridge Gardens
Taste and learn how to make Ethiopian food! This class will be held in the Aldridge Gardens house, and led by Gini Mohammad from Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean Restaurant. 6-8 p.m. Members, $30; non-members, $35.Space is limited. Register at aldridgegardens.com. For the most up-to-date information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

February 20 Theodore
“Things are Seldom What They Seem” with Tom McGehee
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
The Bellingrath Home collection includes several remarkable examples of metamorphic furniture, pieces that were designed to change functions and were often built with moving parts. Join Tom McGehee, curator of the Bellingrath Museum Home, for a closer look at these fascinating 19th century designs. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. For more information or to register, visit bellingrath.org, call 251-459-8868, or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

February 21 Anniston        
Alabama’s Native Pollinators
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
With over 3500 species of native bees in North America, it takes an army to pollinate the diverse flowers we have in Alabama. Most flowering plants have specific floral traits (color, smell, size, rewards) that attract certain pollinators. Members, free;non-members, $5. Reservations required. To reserve your spot, call 256-237-6766 or register online at exploreamag.org. For more information, visit their Facebook page or email rlyons@annistonal.gov.

February 21, 23 Birmingham
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
This gorgeous meditative documentary immerses viewers in Piet Oudolf's work, taking us inside his creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself. February 21 at 6 p.m.; February 23 at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit bbgardens.org/library.

February 21 Mobile
Floral Arranging Workshop with Dennis Harris
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Learn from one of the best! Dennis Harris, AIFD Designer, has created floral wonders for weddings from Napa to Tampa, and created floral wonders from Mexico City to Canada! Don’t forget to bring your favorite snips! 9:30 a.m.-noon. Members, $45; non-members, $50. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

February 23Jemison
Antiques Roses in the Garden 
Petals from the Past
Jason Powell will discuss all classes of antique and old garden roses and their care and maintenance. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Optional $12 lunch at noon. Advanced registration and payment required for lunch. At 12:30 p.m., join Jason in the gardens to learn proper pruning techniques for climbing and shrub roses. For more information, visit petalsfromthepast.com.

February 24 Anniston 
From the Antarctic Peninsula to Alabama’s Cahaba River: The Vital Aspects of Climate Change
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
The Antarctic Peninsula is the most rapidly warming region of our planet. Glaciers are in retreat, major coastal ice sheets are disintegrating, and the annual sea ice is declining. Marine ecosystems are being dramatically restructured. Fortuitously, the amazing story of the discovery and mitigation of the hole in the ozone over Antarctica offers a poignant model of hope for the future. Join LBG as Dr. James McClintock speaks on these climate changes. 2-3:30 p.m. Members of Anniston Museums and Gardens, $5; non-members, $10. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 256-237-6766 or visit exploreamag.org. For more information visit our Facebook page or email rlyons@annistonal.gov.

February 27 Theodore
Flowers for Mom: Honoring an Alzheimer’s Journey and Celebrating Nature
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Artist Elmore Demott, a great-granddaughter of Walter Bellingrath’s brother, William, uses the medium of photography to express thoughts and emotions. The “Flowers for Mom” series, which features photographs from 20 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 countries, represents her artistic response to her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. For more information or to register, visit bellingrath.org, call 251-459-8868, or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

February 28 Mobile
Botany for the Fun of it with Fred Nation: World-class Native Plants for Gulf Coast Landscapes
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Learn about the many wonderful native plants that are a perfect addition to your Gulf Coast garden! Fred Nation is a field botanist, environmental consultant, freelance photographer and writer who lives in Daphne, Alabama. He teaches various seminars on habitats and ecosystems for Weeks Bay Reserve and conducts workshops on invasive exotic plant controls and plant identification for the USDA Forest Service, The Cooperative Extension System, and Weeks Bay Reserve. 1-3 p.m. Members, $10; non-members, $15. Light refreshments provided. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

March 1-3 Theodore
Mobile Area Orchid Society’s 42nd Annual Orchid Show and Sale
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile Area Orchid Society members will display their best orchids and will be available to answer questions and provide tips on growing and caring for orchids. Vendors will be selling orchids, supplies, and accessories. Guests may also shop for new spring merchandise in the Bellingrath Gift Shop. Admission into the Orchid Show is free, but guests are encouraged to tour the gardens and home during their visit. The Magnolia Café will serve lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., making it easy for guests to visit the gardens and home either before or after viewing the orchids on display. For details, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-459-8727.

March 2 Hoover
City of Hoover’s 21st Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Aldridge Gardens
Hosted by the Hoover Beautification Board, this event will feature a ceremonial tree planting, along with a tree giveaway, and an Arbor Day ceremony featuring area fourth-grade Arbor Day essay contest winners. 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 3 Hoover
Japanese Maple Walk and Talk
Aldridge Gardens
Mike Rushing will demonstrate how to prune Japanese maples. 2-4 p.m. Members, $15; non-members, $20. Space is limited. For more information or to register, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 7 Birmingham
2019 Spencer Lecture Presents Barbara Paul Robinson
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Author Barbara Paul Robinson will join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for the annual Spencer Lecture, made possible by a generous endowment from the estate of William M. Spencer, III. Robinson will discuss her books, Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener and Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape, and talk about her home at Brush Hill Gardens. 5:30 p.m. reception (Hodges Room); 6 p.m. talk (Lecture Hall). Book signing to follow. Registration is required. For more information, visit bbgardens.org/spencerlecture. 

March 12 Hoover
Intro to Ikebana
Aldridge Gardens
Florist Beth White introduces you to this Japanese art of flower arrangement. 6-8 p.m. Members, $20; non-members, $25. Space is limited. For the most up-to-date information or to register, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 14 - 17 Mobile
Plantasia Spring Plant Sale
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Get the best plants and best advice for your Gulf Coast Garden at our Plantasia Spring Plant Sale, the largest plant sale on the Gulf Coast! Thursday, ticketed preview party and sale, 4-7p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

Mid-March-April Huntsville
Huntsville Blooms!
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Our beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs, and perennials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays. The Bush Azalea Trail, with over 3,000 varieties of azaleas, is a must-see. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

March 16 Hoover
Members-Only Guided Bird Walk
Aldridge Gardens
Join Dr. Richard and Patricia Ryel for a walk through the gardens to catch a glimpse of the beautiful birds that are migrating through the area. This monthly members-only event is free, but please kindly RSVP. 8-10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 20-May 19 Huntsville
The Wild: A Chinese Lantern Festival
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

March 21 Anniston
Spring Garden Symposium: Smaller Spaces and Awkward Places 
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
Join us for the longleaf botanical gardens’ third annual Spring Garden Symposium. The theme this year is Smaller Spaces and Awkward Places. We look forward to welcoming keynote speaker Carol Reese, research horticulture specialist from West Tennessee Agriculture Research. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Lunch is provided if registered by March 14. Pre-register by calling 256-237-6766 or visit exploreamag.org to register online. Cost: $30 per person. Anniston Museums and Gardens members receive a $5 discount. For more information, visit our Facebook page or email rlyons@annistonal.gov. 

March 21-24 Mobile
Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital Campus
Providence Hospital’s Festival of Flowers is the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast. The show features garden displays, art exhibits, gardening seminars, and vendors. The theme of the 26th annual Festival of Flowers is “Dutch Gardens.” The central display will be designed by the horticultural staff at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. For more information, visit festivalofflowers.com, call 251-266-2050, or email info@festivalofflowers.com. 

March 23 Jemison
Citrus in the Home Garden
Petals from the Past
Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of citrus plants such as satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. Whether you are an experienced gardener or beginner, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Optional $12 lunch at noon. Advanced registration and payment required for lunch. At 12:30 p.m., tour Petals’ orangery. For more information, visit petalsfromthepast.com.


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February 8, Washington
Valentine’s Dinner
Washington State Park
Enjoy a romantic evening with someone special at William’s Tavern. A surrey ride starts at 6 p.m. with dinner and entertainment following at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Hours: 6-9 p.m. For more information and to reserve your spot, call 870-983-2684.

 February 9, Mena
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Join Park Interpreter Melissa to make a pinecone bird feeder. This fun filled craft will make your backyard birds sing with delight as they chow down on their homemade birdie buffet! Hours: 4 pm-4-30 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 479-394-2863.

 February 15, Morrilton
Hikes, Hearts, and Hugs Weekend 2019
Petit Jean State Park
Enjoy historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend. Activities such as guided trail hikes are geared toward couples. Enjoy a Sweetheart’s Dinner at the Lodge. Contact the park for a schedule. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free unless otherwise noted. For more information call 501-727-5441.

February 17, Hot Springs
Introduction to Knitting
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Learn the basic knitting skills you will need to make a lovely dishcloth to keep or give as a gift. With the skills you learn, you can knit a host of items. There will also be a discussion of online and print patterns and information to broaden your skills after class. The course instructor, Glenda Kirsch, is a long time, avid knitter whose favorite projects include making dishcloths, socks, and baby hats. All course materials are provided. Hours: 2 pm-5 pm. Admission: Members $20/Non-Members $35. Reservations required. For more information or to register, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

 February 19, Fayetteville
Toad Abode Make & Take Class
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Join Adrian Leffingwell, BGO horticulturist and ceramic artist, for an evening of artistry! Whimsical as well as practical, a toad abode makes a charming addition to any garden as do the little critters dwelling inside. Toads are one of nature’s hidden jewels as they catch bugs, are eco-friendly, and are fascinating creatures to study. Join us for fun for the whole family. All materials are provided. Hours: 6-7 p.m. Registration required. Admission: Members $25/Non-Members $30. For more information or to register, visit bgozarks.org.

 February-April, Hot Springs
Daffodil & Tulip Extravaganza
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spring brings thousands of beautiful blooms, starting with crocus, daffodils and hyacinths; followed closely by over 150,000 Dutch tulips. In addition, spring annuals, dogwoods an azaleas also bloom. Check the Garden’s Facebook page for up-to-date photos and bloom times. Hours: 9 am-6 pm. Admission: Members Free/$15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/Free ages 0-3. For more information or to register, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

 March 1-3, Fayetteville
BGO Orchid Show & Sale 2019
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Welcome in the spring season with the 9th annual Orchid Show & Sale at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, co-sponsored by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks. There will be hundreds of plants in bloom to look at and to purchase. Stop by to shop the beautiful orchids and enjoy the garden while you’re here! The indoor show will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges. For more information, visit bgozarks.org.

March 10, Fayetteville
March Succulent Make & Take Class
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Learn how to make new succulent planters and how to revive old ones in this fun make and take class. Potting mix and succulents provided. Participants should bring 1 shallow pot, 4-6 inches in diameter, or 2 smaller ones. Make sure your pots have drainage holes at the bottom. All participants go home with their container planted full of beautiful succulents. Registration required. 1-2 p.m. Admission: Members $55/Non-Members $60. For more information or to register, visit bgozarks.org.

 March 20, Paris
Wildflowers Off The Point
Mount Magazine State Park
The northern slope op Mount Magazine is lush and has a wide variety of wildflowers not found in many areas of the park. Search for Dutchman’s breeches, jack-in-the-pulpit, fire pinks, Larkspur, and others. Hours: 10 am-11 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 479-963-8502.

 March 22, Pocahontas
Venomous, Poisonous, and Toxic, Oh My! Dangerous Creatures of Arkansas
Davidsonville Historic State Park
They’ve got fangs, fuzzy feelers, slimy skin, and they give us the creeps! Come learn about the dangerous creatures that call Arkansas home, and why they should be respected but not feared.  We’ll talk snakes, spiders, ticks, scorpions, and more as we uncover the differences between poisonous and venomous, untangle the truth about snakes, and even dive into the waters and talk about freshwater jellyfish. Bring a chair and get ready to talk about everything creepy, crawly, and cool. Hours: 7:30 pm-8 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 870-892-4708.

 March 23, Hot Springs
Celebrate Spring Day
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Join us as we celebrate color in the Gardens! Kid booths with special color activities – rainbow in a bag, rock painting, and color-surprise potions – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Flossie’s Food Truck the Chipmunk Cafe will be available to grab a bite to eat until 3 p.m. A Beer Garden opens at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion. We can’t wait to celebrate color with everyone! Admission: members free/$15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/Free ages 0-3. For more information, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

March 23, Mountain Home
Spring Garden Seminar "Developing an Ozark Green Thumb”
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center
The featured speaker will be Doug Tallamy, author ofBringing Nature Home: How you can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Cost is $30 and included lunch. For more information on other speakers and to register, visit baxtercountymg.com.

March 23, Wynne
Kids’ Campfire Cooking
Village Creek State Park
Cooking over a campfire is part of the fun of camping. Join the park interpreter to learn how to make your own treats over the open fire, and then enjoy eating your creations! Hours: 1 pm-3 pm. Admission: $3. For more information call 870-238-9406.


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February - May Durham and Hillsborough
Spring Wildflower Hikes
Various locations along the Eno and Flat rivers
Join any of several Eno River Association hikes with local experts to see the rich diversity of wildflowers and other natural sights along the Eno and Flat rivers from late winter through early summer. Hikes usually start at 2pm (participants should arrive 10 minutes early) and last 1.5 to 3 hours. Free (donations welcome). Registration may be required. For more information, call 919-620-9099 or visit enoriver.org/events-and-activities/hikes-and-outings/.   

February 2, Clemson, South Carolina
Basic Botany
South Carolina Botanical Garden
This is an introductory class featuring lectures and hands-on learning, and is a core course for the Certificate of Native Plant Studies. 9a.m. - 5p.m. $80 (10% discount for members of the Garden or the South Carolina Native Plant Society). For more information, call Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.

February 4 – March 25, Raleigh, North Carolina
Gardening Basics: Using Science to Grow Better Plants
JC Raulston Arboretum
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Horticultural Science at NCSU and host of UNCTV's In the Garden with Bryce Lane, will discuss gardening basics, including plant classification and biology, soil preparation, how to transplant, pruning, fertilizer, and pest management. Mondays 6:30 – 8:30p.m. $200 (members $250, but annual membership is $50). Registration is required. For more information, call Chris Glenn at 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1895.

February 6, Southern Shores, North Carolina
State of the Non-Profit Annual Dinner
Duck Woods Country Club
Celebrate 67 years of The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC and hear what is planned in the coming year during this “dressy casual” evening with dinner. 6 – 8p.m. $37 (members $32). Registration is required. For more information, call 252-473-3761 or visit elizabethangardens.org/calendar-of-events/events/. 

February 9–14, Charlotte, North Carolina
Valentine's Orchid Sale
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
These unusual and showy flowers are on sale for a special someone. Plants $10 – 25 each. There is a separate Orchid Care 101 class February 12thto take the intimidation out of growing this family. The McMillan Greenhouse is open 9a.m. - 4p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 – 4p.m. Sunday.  For more information, call 704-687-0721 or visit gardens.uncc.edu/orchid-sale/.

February 10, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Soil is Everything: A Vegetable Gardening Workshop 
UNC-Chapel Hill
This hands-on class will discuss soil types, testing, amending the soil organically, how tilling effects soil, raised beds, etc. The class will meet in the library of the Newman Catholic Student Center (218 Pittsboro Street) and move to the nearby 14,000 square-foot Carolina Campus Community Garden for the last 30 minutes.  Participants are welcome to join CCCG's regular workday from 3 – 5p.m.  In the event of rain, the class will be moved to February 24th.  1 - 3p.m. $24 ($22 members). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.  

February 10, Charlotte, North Carolina
Native Grasses and Sedges: From Roadsides and Woodlands to Homes
Reedy Creek Nature Center
Paula Gross, emeritus Associate Director of the UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens, will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting of the Southern Piedmont Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society, talking about the hundreds of grass species found in the region.  She will discuss the characteristics of grasses and the subgroup of sedges, how they function in nature, and how to grow them at home. 2p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit ncwildflower.org/ncnps/chapter_events.   

February 12 and 14, Norfolk, Virginia
Gourd Birdhouse
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Participants will create a whimsical birdhouse and learn about cultivating, drying, and displaying gourds in this two-day workshop with retired Extension agent Lynnette Swanson. 10 – 12a.m. $65 (members $50). For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/. 

February 12, Norfolk, Virginia
Introduction to Permaculture
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Maggie Herrick will discuss the basics of permaculture. 6:30 – 8:30p.m. $15 (members $10). For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.  

February 13, Morehead City, North Carolina
ABILITY Gardening
Crystal Coast Civic Center
Heather Kelejian, director of the NC Extension Service's Ability Garden in New Hanover County will talk about gardening as a positive and healthy activity for the elderly and people with disabilities, and how to incorporate these techniques in to home and community gardens. Opens 9:30a.m., lecture 10a.m. Free. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Civic Center at 252-247-3883 ext 5645 or visit carteretcountync.gov/619/About-the-Crystal-Coast-Civic-Center.  For more about the speaker, visit newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/heather-kelejian/. 

February 15-16, 22-24, March 1-2, and 8-9, Clarksville, Virginia
24thAnnual Hellebore Festival
Pine Knot Farms
Peruse the many hellebore varieties at Pine Knot Farms, along with woody plants from Superior Plants Nursery; cyclamens, trilliums, and other plants from Edgewood Gardens (John Lonsdale); and epimediums from Garden Vision Epimediums (Karen Perkins). Have blooms from winter into spring.  For more information, call 434-252-1990 or visit pineknotfarms.com/upcoming-events/.   

February 16, Asheville, North Carolina 
Great Backyard Bird Count Day
North Carolina Arboretum
Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual 4-day citizen science program over 100,000 people have participated in since 1998. The Arboretum is part of the NC Birding Trail and offers pamphlets detailing what birds have been seen. There will be bird-related crafts, live demonstrations, and more. Participants in the Arboretum's ecoEXPLORE program who upload six shares during ornithology season will be invited to a special event on the 16thand get free parking. 9a.m. - 2p.m. Free (except for parking). Registration is not required. For more information, call 862-665-2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org/event/great-backyard-bird-count/.

February 16, Durham, North Carolina
Build a Stone Wall
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Master stonemason Brooks Burleson will teach participants how to build dry-stacked stone walls, and the class will build a retaining wall. 9a.m. - 3p.m. $150 (members 20% off). Registration and a participation agreement are required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit gardens.duke.edu/learn/adult-programs. 

February 16, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Holly Walk
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Continuing horticulturist William L Hunt's annual UNC-Chapel Hill Winter Campus Tree walk, NCBG emeritus assistant director Ken Moore will lead a walk (rescheduled from December) highlighting the Campus' many evergreen hollies.  He will also share some of Hunt's “tree stories” and photos revealing a century of change in the landscape of the UNC system's oldest university. 2 – 4p.m. $10 (members $9). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.        

February 19, Clemson, South Carolina
Full Moon Hike: Bony Moon 
South Carolina Botanical Garden
Naturalist James Wilkins will lead night hikes through the Garden under the full Moon each month. Flashlights not required, but dress appropriately. 6:20 – 7:50p.m. $7 per family (up to 5 people). Registration is required. For more information, call 864-656-3405 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.  

February 19, Durham, North Carolina
Durham Garden Forum: Edible Landscapes
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Michael McConkey of Edible Landscapes, Inc. will talk about landscaping with edibles, a design style he has been practicing since 1979. This is a monthly educational meeting of the Durham Garden Forum, cosponsored by the NC Cooperative Extension: Durham County Center, and meeting in the Doris Duke Center. 6:30 – 8p.m. $10/meeting (free for members; membership is $25/year). Registration is not required. For more information, visit gardens.duke.edu/learn/adult-programs.     

February 20, Norfolk, Virginia
Sensational Swamps and Wonderful Wetlands
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Horticulturist Perry-Lee West will give a presentation on the value of these watery lands followed by a walking tour. 11a.m. - 1p.m. $15 (members $10). For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.   

February 22-24, March  1-3, April 5-7, April 13-15, April 19–21, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Open Houses
Camellia Forest Nursery
See what is blooming (not limited to camellias) and take advantage of sales. Fridays and Saturdays 9a.m.-5p.m and Sundays 1-5p.m. For more information, call 919-968-0504 or visit camforest.com/pages/open-house.   

February 23, Raleigh, North Carolina
Wild Edible Plants: Delicious and Nutritious Native and Invasive Plants
JC Raulston Arboretum
Horticulturalist and Paleomagazine foraging expert Frank Hyman will talk about the many culinary possibilities growing wild in the landscape, from pawpaws to garlic mustard. 9 – 10:30a.m. $30 (members $25). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1921.  

February 23, Durham, North Carolina
Traditional Japanese Tea Gatherings: First Voice of Spring
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Be introduced to Japan's traditional tea ceremony by Chizuko Sueyoshi and the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham in the Garden's teahouse. Children age 6 or older or welcome. 10:45a.m. – 12:15p.m. Or 1 – 2:15p.m. $45 (members 20% off); families $45 for parent/child, add $15 each for more child participants. Registration is required. For registration or more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit gardens.duke.edu/events.  

February 23, Raleigh, North Carolina
Not Tonight Deer: No More Long-legged Rats in Your Garden
JC Raulston Arboretum
Frank Hyman, a garden writer and owner of Cottage Garden Landscaping for over 25 years, will talk about plants deer avoid, how to fence deer out cheaply, and repellents so your garden escapes browsing. 1 – 2:30p.m. $30 (members $25). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1922.

February 26, Norfolk, Virginia
Worm Composting
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Turn food waste into organic gold. Participants will create a composter and receive starter worms. 6:30 – 8:30p.m. $55 (members $40).  For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/. 

February 28, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: The Piedmont Patch Project
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Learn about this community project to restore wildlife habitat, demonstrated at the 15-acre Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill. Vicar Lisa Fischbeck and volunteer adviser Catherine Bollinger will speak. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.  

March 2, Richburg, South Carolina
14thAnnual Joy of Gardening Symposium 
Gateway Conference Center
This year's guests include opening keynote speaker Augustus Jenkins Farmer III, closing keynote Marie Mims Butler, Amy Tipton, Chase Smoak, Tom Hall, and Paul Thompson, on topics such as founding a plant nursery, landscaping in a zoological park, Crinum lilies, container gardening, where your garden fits in the wider world, overcoming propagation challenges, plants that influence honey taste, and better pruning techniques. There will be free food, a silent auction supporting the Master Gardeners of York County's outreach programs, and door prizes. 8a.m. - 3p.m. $70, deadline February 20th. Registration is required. For more information, visit symposium.yorkmg.org/home.

March 2-3, Fayetteville, North Carolina
73rd Annual Fayetteville Camellia Show
Ramada Plaza – Bordeaux Convention Center – Expo Room 
The Fayetteville Camellia Club's annual celebration of the camellia features a flower contest March 3rdwith more than 30 categories, including local and novice. Anyone can enter, 7:30-10a.m. Saturday, and identification help will be available. There will also be a Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery tasting and Japanese tea tasting; exhibits on the history of tea (Camellia sinensis) and Ikebana; camellia arrangements and local student artworks; an air-layering demonstration; and expert Q&A. Free. 1-4p.m. For more information, visit fayettevillecamelliaclub.org/Camellia-Show.html.    

March 2, Kernersville, North Carolina
34thAnnual Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium 
Paul J Ciener Botanical Gardens 
This year's theme is Root and Shoot and speakers include landscape architect Thomas Rainer, Edgewood Gardens' John Lonsdale, and JC Raulston Arboretum Gardens Manager Douglas Ruhren. $55 (members $50). Registration is required. For more information, visit guilfordhorticulturalsociety.org/. 

March 5, Davidson, North Carolina
35thAnnual Davidson Horticultural Symposium
Davidson College, Knoblock Campus Center 
This annual gathering brings experts from across the world to Davidson. Guests include Thomas Woltz, owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects; Claudia West, author of Planting in a Post-Wild World; Tradd Cotter, an expert in mycoremediation and owner of the Mushroom Mountain research center; and Brie Arthur, author of the Foodscape Revolution. Participants can receive NC Board of Landscape Architects credits. 7:45a.m. - 4:30p.m. $98 (inquire about student scholarships and note that space is limited and could run out). For registration or more information see davidsonsymposium.org/index.html.    

March 7, Kernersville, North Carolina
History of Cultivation – Medieval Finesse
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden 
Learn about the cultivars and tools of the Middle Ages and how they influenced history. This is part of the Garden's Lunch and Learn and Chip Callaway Lecture series. 12 - 1p.m. $2 (members free). Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org/events. 

March 7, Durham, North Carolina
Straw Bale Gardening
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Overcome poor soil using straw bale vegetable gardening. This is part of the Extension Gardener Series and will be led by Durham County Extension master gardener volunteers Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin. 6:30 - 8p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit gardens.duke.edu/learn/adult-programs.

March 7, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Pollination Ecology of Venus Flytrap and Other Rare Plants of NC
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Elsa Youngsteadt of NC State University will discuss who pollinates venus flytraps and other rare plants and the dynamics of these relationships (getting pollinated is more complicated than it might appear). This is a monthly (first Thursdays) meeting of the New Hope Audubon Society, but is open to all. 7 - 9p.m. Free. For more information visit newhopeaudubon.org.   

March 9, Norfolk, Virginia
Camellia Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many cultivars will be on view and for sale. 10a.m. - 3:30p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.  

March 14, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: Protecting Our Forests from Pests and Diseases
North Carolina Botanical Garden
NCBG Director of Hortculture Dan Stern will talk about the major forest insect and disease threats in the Southeast and how to avoid spreading pests. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.

March 15, Norfolk, Virginia
Tidewater Orchid Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many kinds of orchid will be shown and sold at this annual event. 10a.m. - 4p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.  

March 16-23, Durham, North Carolina
Durham Creek Week 
Locations around Durham County
This annual week of events around water quality and conservation includes workshops, crafting, tours, hikes, paddles, trash cleanups, and other events, to be announced. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit keepdurhambeautiful.org/creek-week/.   

March 16, Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Birds, Brews, & BBQ
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Sylvan Heights, which conserves rare waterfowl, hosts this annual BBQ cook-off competition (judged by audience donations this year), along with local craft beers, live music, games, and other activities. 5 - 8p.m. Tickets are required, cost TBA (members 10% discount). For more information and tickets, call 252-826-3186 or visit shwpark.com/brews.html.         

March 21, Kernersville, North Carolina
“The Layered Garden” by David L Culp
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden 
Learn how to plan and implement a layered garden like those created by author and horticulturist David Culp (davidlculp.com/biography/), who created the Brandywine Cottage gardens in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. 2p.m. $10 (free for members of the Garden or the NC chapter of the American Herb Society). Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org/events.  

March 21, Durham, North Carolina
GARDENLUST: A Tour of the World's Best Gardens
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Gardener and author Christopher Woods went on a three year quest to find the world's 50 greatest gardens, public and private, visiting countries such as Australia, Chile, India, Laos, and Sweden. Hear about his travels and why these are gardens are worth of lust. 7 - 9p.m. $10 (members and Duke University students free). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit gardens.duke.edu/learn/adult-programs. 

Arbor Day is March 22ndin North Carolina.

March 23-31, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Forsyth Creek Week 
Locations around Forsyth County
This annual week of events features many different events relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit forsythcreekweek.squarespace.com/.

March 23-31, Greensboro, North Carolina
Guilford Creek Week 
Locations around Guilford County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways, under the slogan “Get to know your Guilford H2O!” Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit guilfordcreekweek.org/.

March 28, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: The Month of Their Ripening: NC Heritage Foods Through the Year
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Georgann Eubanks will talk about her new book, The Month of Their Ripening, published by UNC Press.  Month by month, it focuses on ephemeral heritage foods in North Carolina, such as ramps in April and serviceberries in June. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.

March 29 – 30, Wilmington, North Carolina
27thAnnual Herb and Garden Fair
Poplar Grove Plantation
Many plants and garden-related items, herbal products, and art will be sold and there will be live music, food, classes, blacksmithing demonstrations, walks, and more. Our Statemagazine will showcase their April issue on heirlooms and there will be other exhibitors and vendors. Tour the Stables and meet animals ($5 and closed toed shoes required) and the plantation house will be open (reduced price, $7). March 29th: 9a.m. - 5p.m.; March 30th: 10a.m. - 4p.m. $5 (free for children 12 and under). For more information, call 910-686-9518 or visit poplargrove.org/festivals/herb-garden-fair/. 

March 29 – 30, Georgetown, South Carolina
72ndAnnual Spring Plantation and Town House Tours
Locations around Georgetown County, South Carolina or in and around Georgetown, SC
Indigo and rice cultivation once made Georgetown County the center of US wealth, and many fine gardens and houses remain. This tour, organized by the Prince George Winyah Anglican Church Women, lets people see these privately owned places and there will be other events, including an Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin' by the Men's Ministry, Tea, Bazaar and Bake Sale, and Sunday worship service. Shoes with heels and large vehicles such as buses are not allowed on the tour.  Proceeds used for community programs and historic structures preservation. 9:30a.m. - 5p.m.  2-day tickets $80, one-day $45, food options increase price. Tickets are required, available by mail, if received February 4ththrough March 15th, and are available the day of on a first come, first served basis, and could run out. For more information, call 843-545-8291 or visit princegeorgeplantationtours.com/.     

April 6 - 13, Burlington, North Carolina
Alamance Creek Week 
Locations around Alamance County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities around conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, call 336-904-0300 or visit alamancecreekweek.wordpress.com/.


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February 8 & 9, Bradenton
A Standard Holiday Flower Show: “All You Need is Love”  

The Manatee River Garden Club will be hosting its annual flower show, themed: “All You Need is Love”, on Friday and Saturday, February 8-9, 2019.  Admission is free to the public and offers colorful exhibits in floral design, botanical arts (photography & crafts), horticulture and education. Vendors are also available on Saturday, February 9th.  Come see how love-themed music and prose can be creatively expressed in floral and plant exhibits. The show is located at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205. Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Information can be found at:  www.manateerivergardenclub.com or call 941 795 7856.

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Feb 9-10, Savannah
19th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show
International Trade & Convention Center

Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 19th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show! You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more! For more information, visit savannahhomeandgardenshow.com.


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Beginning February 2 Ames
Photo Gear and Photography Q&A 
Reiman Gardens
Join us for a deeper dive into the how and why your photography gear does what it does. What do all those buttons do and what’s all that stuff on the menu? We will discuss reasons to invest in different camera bodies, lenses, flashes, accessories, and more. This four-week program will be held on Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning February 5 Ames
Macro Photography 401 – Advanced Techniques 
Reiman Gardens
Take your close-up photography to the next level to learn the techniques to expand your depth of field, get sharper images, and gain a better understanding of the impact of light. This four-week program will be held on Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m.  

Beginning February 6 Ames
Quilted Game Board Workshop
Reiman Gardens
Learn from fabric artist how to create your own fabric game board for checkers and backgammon. Select from a variety of nature patterned scrap fabric, repurpose river stones as game pieces, and quilt it up into a reversible bag you can tie closed for gaming on the go. This two-week program will be held on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. 

February 6, 13, 20 Des Moines
HortEcology Design Series
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
A three-part design series will help you make your garden beautiful and functional. This immersive course offers participants an opportunity to learn about wild plant communities and plant ecology while adapting these insights for your home garden. 6-8 p.m. Members $150; non-members $175. 

February 7 Ames
Crafty Cocktail Night: Rock Cactuses 
Reiman Gardens
Join us at the gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Paint some rocks and put them in a pot to make a rock cactus. 6-8 p.m.

February 9-10 Ames 
Orchid Fest
Reiman Gardens
Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight orchid care. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

February 12 Indianola
Starting Plants from Seeds
Indianola Activity Center, Arts & Crafts Room
If you would like to start your own tomato plants or a flat of bedding plants for your flowerbed, this class is for you. You will learn how to start the seeds, care for the seedlings and harden off the plants before setting them out in your garden. The class will be taught by master gardeners Royce and Sue Thompson, who have been gardening together for over 40 years. $5 resident, $6.25 nonresident. 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Indianola Parks and Recreation at 515-961-9420.

February 14 Ames
Nature at Noon – Reiman Gardens’ Annual Theme Year: Toys & Games
Reiman Gardens
Assistant director Aaron Steil will discuss the wonderful ways Reiman Gardens will connect this year’s theme, Toys & Games, into garden displays, education programs, events, exhibits, and more. Noon-1 p.m.

February 19 Ames 
Floral Design: Tea Party Tabletop Arrangements
Reiman Gardens
Bring your own thrift store tea set and tray to arrange with flowers for a lovely party display. 6:30-7:30 p.m.  

February 20 Ames 
Behind the Scenes: Inside the Butterfly Wing 
Reiman Gardens
Don’t miss your chance for a personal tour of the hottest place in Ames by curator and entomologist Nathan Brockman. 11 a.m.-noon.  

February 21 Ames 
Crafty Cocktail Night: Natureweights 
Reiman Gardens
Join us at the gardens after hours for some creative crafting while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Select from natural materials collected at the gardens to create your very own hand-made paperweights. 6-8 p.m.

February 22 Madrid
Soup Supper
Iowa Arboretum
Join us for a delicious bowl of soup, dipping bread, and yummy dessert. Paul Sams from the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association will join us to speak about antique tractors and other farming equipment in Iowa. 4-7 p.m. Fee: $8. For more information, visit iowaarboretum.org or call 515-795-3216.

February 23 Indianola
Think Spring Garden Seminar
Kent Campus Center, 701 N C Street
Join us for this seminar that includes inspiring speakers, door prizes, time to shop the garden marketplace and a delicious catered lunch. Master gardeners will earn 4 CEU credits at this event. Speakers include Ted Lyon, director at Reiman Gardens – Go Native: What Does that Mean?; Gary Wittenbaugh – Gardening with Conifers; Dr. Donald Lewis, professor and extension entomologist at Iowa State University – Common Garden Insect Pests: the Old and the New; Melissa Peterson, garden center manager at Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center in Cumming – Inspired Garden & Home Projects. $45 activity fee. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Indianola Parks and Recreation at 515-961-9420.

 

Contacts for facilities with multiple events:

Reiman Gardens
www.reimangardens.com
reimangardens@iastate.edu
515-294-2710

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
dmbotanicalgarden.com.
515-323-6299


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February 10 - March 17, Evansville
Orchid Escape
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Escape the cold and journey to South America! Stroll through the Orchid Escape, a tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, water falls and exotic animals. The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association is proud to be involved in this magnificent event. It takes many volunteer hours to prepare, and artistically place each orchid. Orchid experts will be on hand each weekend during the event to provide information about orchids and their care. Visit www.swimga.org or SWIMGA on Facebook for more information.

February 23, Washington
Through the Garden Gate Garden Expo 2019
Washington Community Building 
There will be specially chosen vendors offering all types of unique gardening items. There will also be several educational booths. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at the Garden Gate Cafe. Door prizes will be given every hour as well as a silent auction. Free admission. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Cheryl Thomas at 478-396-0122 or ginger31064@yahoo.com.  

February 23, Evansville
Pruning Workshops
Hartman Arboretum

Mark your calendar to attend two pruning workshops presented by Evansville city arborist Shawn Dickerson. 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The 9:00 a.m. workshop will be devoted to small fruit management with an emphasis on blueberries. Pruning is especially important to keeping blueberries healthy and improving yield. Raspberry and blackberry bushes will also be discussed. The topic for the 10:00 a.m. workshop is pruning young trees. Some of the new trees in the Arboretum will be used as examples. For more information call Hartman Arboretum at 812-963-5418.

February 24-25 and March 3-4, Rockville  
Maple Syrup Festival
Parke County Fairgrounds

Come to Parke County for the Maple Syrup Festival and learn how maple syrup is made. At the fairgrounds you can enjoy a pancake breakfast, shop for pure maple syrup, various maple syrup products such as breads, jams, cookbooks, coloring books, cookies and candies, handmade crafts, and much more. Enjoy tours of our maple syrup camps located around scenic Parke County where you can watch the process in action, from the tap to the boiler to the bottling and everything in between. An annual highlight of the Maple Syrup Festival is the Covered Bridge Art Association art display. Local artists will demonstrate their talents and have artworks for sale. Take this time to enjoy the area of Parke County and see the 31 covered bridges dispersed throughout the county, each with their own personality. For more information, visit parkecountyfairground.com or call 765-569-3176.

Late February, Terre Haute
Community Garden
219 N 11th Street

For over ten years, Indiana State University has provided land for expert and novice gardeners to plant garden plots free of charge. In return, gardeners promise to tend to their plots, plant only annuals, and refrain from using pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Participants are encouraged to donate a portion of the produce raised to the food pantry of their choice. Growing season is April to October. Available plot sizes: 10 x 10 feet, 10 x 15-feet, or 20 x 20 feet. Tools and garden hose will be available during scheduled hours each week. Expert consultation will be available through volunteers. Registration usually begins in late February or early March. Registration for garden plots are available online at indstate.edu/university-engagement/community-engagement/events-and-programs/garden or email Nicholas.McCreary@indstate.edu or call 812-232-8502. 

May 4, Franklin
Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Garden
Learn how to grow plants that attract hummingbirds during the annual Garden Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN. The 15th annual Johnson County Garden Club public event will include more than 50 flower, plant and garden art vendors along with guest speakers Sharon Sorenson, Carol Michel, and staff from Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators. For more information, contact Gary Kiesel at 317-346-7316. 


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January 29, Jackson
Private Applicator Pesticide Training
Breathitt County Extension Service
The training will take place at 10 a.m. and will provide important information for selection and use of pesticides in the home garden or landscape. For information/registration, call 606-666-8812, email dl_ces-breathitt@email.uky.edu, or visit Breathitt.ca.uky.edu.

January 29, Covington
Succulents for Home and Landscape
Kenton County Extension Service
Learn how to grow succulents as houseplants and discover the many ways succulents add diversity and interest to the outdoor landscape. The class fee is $5 and includes two hardy succulent plants for you to take home. 1-3 p.m. For additional information, call 859-356-3155, email dl_ces_kenton@email.uky.edu, or visit kenton.ca.uky.edu. 

January 29, Shelbyville
Food Gardening, Session 1
Shelby County Cooperative Extension
Get a head start on the 2019 home garden with this introduction to growing vegetables and small fruit trees. This is the first of five sessions, each with a different topic. 6:30-8 p.m. For additional information or registration, call 502-633-4593, email dl_ces_shelby@email.uky.edu, or visit shelby.ca.uky.edu.

January 30 or 31, Alexandria
Private Applicators Pesticide Certification
Campbell County Environmental Education Center
The training will provide important information for selection and use of pesticides in the home garden or landscape. The meeting time is 6:30 p.m. for the January 30 training and at 9:30 a.m. for the January 31 session. Choose only one session. For information/registration, call 606-666-8812, email dl_ces-breathitt@email.uky.edu, or visit Breathitt.ca.uky.edu.

January 31, Somerset
High Tunnels: Construction, Principles, and Management
Pulaski County Extension Service
High tunnels are a great way for commercial fruit or vegetable growers to produce a crop slightly out-of-season and usually, get a higher price for that crop. Come learn the basics of the design of the tunnel and some of the management concerns. Pre-register for this free program. Only those pre-registered will be notified of cancellations. 6-7:30 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 606-679-6361, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.

February 2, Lexington
Winter Tree ID
The Arboretum
Join curator Emily Ellingson and professor Rob Paratley to study the basics of winter tree identification. Learn tips and tricks to help identify common Kentucky trees by silhouette, bark, bud, and leaf scar. $10 per person, 1-3 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Preregistration is required. For more information, call859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/arboretum.

February 2, Lexington
Plant Families:  Soil Matters
The Arboretum
This program is designed for children 5-10 years old and their families. The cost is $7 for up to three people and $2 for each additional family member. Learn all about the important role of soil in its layers, both for plants and for the living members of the different layers. 10-11 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.Preregistration is required.For more information, contact jackie.gallimore@uky.edu, call 859-257-9339, or visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu.

February 2, Burlington
Healthy Horticulture
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center
Join the Northern Kentucky Area Homemakers to discover the physical, emotional and mental benefits of gardening for adults in all stages of life. Speakers, exhibits, and demonstrations will address topics on growing plants to fit your lifestyle and the latest trends in home horticulture. The class meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and registration is required. For additional information or to register, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

February 5, Somerset
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Pulaski County Extension Service
If your private applicator card has expired or if you're in need of a new card, this training will certify you. A certified private pesticide applicator can use Restricted Use or General Use pesticides on any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him (her) or an employer, or to the lands of a farmer-neighbor. 5-7 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 606-679-6361, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.

February 6, Burlington
Raised Beds & Cold Frames
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center
Meeting will discuss maintenance of raised beds and cold frames. Also covered will be ways to maximize production from these structures. There are two options for meeting times: 10 a.m.-noon or 6-8 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu. 

February 7, Lexington
Seed Starting
Fayette County Extension Service
Learn tips and techniques to help you successfully grow healthy plants indoors. Participants will receive materials to take home to grow their own transplants. We will also give away several of our seed-starting props as door prizes. The cost is $5, meeting time at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required. For additional information or to register, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

February 8, La Grange
Advanced Master Gardener – Small Fruits
Oldham County Extension Service
Participation in this class is limited to past Master Gardener graduates. 9-11 a.m. Call 502-222-9453 to reserve your seat. For additional information, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

February 11, Salyersville
Seed Saving Workshop
Magoffin County Extension Service
Learn all about saving seeds. Kim Leonberger will be presenting. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For additional information, call 606-349-3216, email dl_ces_magoffin@email.uky.edu, or visit magoffin.ca.uky.edu.

February 11, Salyersville
Backyard Fruit Web Series
Magoffin County Extension Services
Join us from 6-7 p.m. to learn how to manage your backyard fruits. For additional information, call 606-349-3216, email dl_ces_magoffin@email.uky.edu, or visit magoffin.ca.uky.edu.

February 14, Burlington
Defining Spaces in the Landscape
Boone County Arboretum
Learn how to design a usable, functional landscape. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Preregister online through February 14. For information/registration call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

February 16, Frankfort
Garden Tool Maintenance
Franklin County Extension Service
For this hands-on class you can bring up to two tools and a metal garden file (if you have one). This class will teach you basic maintenance and sharpening skills. This is a free class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is required, so please call 502-695-9035 by February 11. For additional information, email dl_ces_franklin@email.uky.edu or visit franklin.ca.uky.edu.

February 22, La Grange
Advanced Master Gardener – Plant Propagation
Oldham County Extension Service
Participation in this class is limited to past master graduate graduates. 9-11 a.m. For information/registration, call 502-222-9453, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu, or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

February 23, Covington
Pruning Shrubs in the Landscape
Kenton County Extension Service
Learn why and how to correctly prune shrubs in the landscape. There will be an indoor class plus an outdoor demonstration, so dress for the weather. This is a free class and registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon. For additional information or to register, call 859-356-3155, email dl_ces_kenton@email.uky.edu, or visit kenton.ca.uky.edu. 

February 23, Lexington
Nature Art
The Arboretum
Come join us to create art out of nature and take a tour of the Glories of the Garden Art Exhibit.This program is designed for children 5-10 years old and their families. The cost is $7 for up to three people and $2 for each additional family member. 10-11 a.m. For information or registration, email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu, call 859-257-9339, or visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu.

February 25, Somerset
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Pulaski County Extension Services
If your Private Applicator card has expired or if you're in need of a new card, this training will certify you. A certified private pesticide applicator can use Restricted Use or General Use pesticides on any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him (her) or an employer, or to the lands of a farmer-neighbor. 5-7 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 606-679-6361, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.

February 25, Frenchburg
Backyard Fruit Series
Menifee County Extension Office
The class meets from 6-7 p.m. For additional information, call 859-567-5481, email dl_ces_gallatin@email.uky.edu, or visit gallatin.ca.uky.edu.

February 26, Burlington
NKY Specialty AG & Hort Crops Conference
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center
UK Extension Agents in NKY & industry specialists will teach a variety of specialized topics: poultry and rabbit production, including incubation, breed & species selection & integrating them into horticultural operations; to grow or process industrial hemp; branded programs offered in Kentucky such as “free-range,” “natural,” “GMO-free,” and “organic” and what they mean; how to grow hops and select the best varieties. Growing small fruits, brambles, pumpkins, and other vegetables will be covered in a concurrent session, in addition to extensive information regarding utilizing high tunnels to extend the growing season. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

February 26, Lexington
Zinnias
Fayette County Extension Service
The wildly popular zinnia is a favorite no brainer but often succumbs to disease problems. We will introduce you to improved varieties that will have friends and neighbors drooling. You will be amazed at the bloom size, disease resistance and super bright colors. We will also offer some smaller flowered types that make great bedding plants. You will take home seeds for several colors and types. The cost is $10, class time is 6 p.m., and preregistration is required. For additional information or to register, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

February 28, Burlington
Use of Plants in Landscape Design
Boone County Arboretum
Learn how plants can be used correctly to make your landscape multi-functional and beautiful. 6:30-8:30 p.m., preregistration is required. Register through February 28. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-6101, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

March 19, Crestwood
Volunteer Orientation
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Do you want to do good for your community, make the world a greener place, or spend more time in nature? Join our volunteer family! We encourage gardeners of all skill levels to come out. Orientation will be 9-10 a.m. For more information or to register, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 19, Crestwood
First Second Saturday Workday of 2019
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Help us celebrate the days growing longer and the ground thawing with a volunteer project in the gardens! This also is a great way to earn those community service hours for BETA Club and National Honors Society.​​​​​​​ For more information or to sign up, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 23, Georgetown
Lawn and Garden Expo
Scott County Cooperative Extension Office
There will be garden lectures, a seed bank, demonstrations on multiple gardening topics, door prizes, children’s activities, and plenty of garden information and products for sale by local vendors! 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the Scott County Extension Office at 502-863-0984 or visit their Facebook page, “Scott County Master Gardener Association.”


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February 23, Minden
Buds & Blooms
First United Methodist Church
Seminars for the public to help enhance their education in all things horticulture. This educational seminar began as a fundraiser to sponsor the 4-H Garden Contest and continues to be the sole source of monetary incentives and prizes for each contestant. Hence, the name: We are preparing young “buds” to grow and learn to be beautiful garden “blooms.” Please come join us for wonderful food, fun, and door prizes. 9 a.m.-noon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost to attend is $15. For more information, visit http://www.phlmg.com/buds--blooms--2019.html.

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February 5, East Lansing
Monthly Meeting
Plant and Soil Science Building

Michigan State University Everyone is welcome to attend. There is $3/person guest fee for non-members. 6-8 p.m. More information is available at mgacac.wordpress.com.  

February 14, Lapeer
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society Monthly Meeting
Mayfield Township Hall  

The evening schedule includes networking beginning at 5 p.m., a potluck dinner beginning at 6 p.m., the evening’s program beginning at 7 p.m., and the regular business meeting beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com.  

February 22, Rochester
Meadow Brook Garden Club Monthly Meeting – Dahlia Tubers Dos and Don’ts
Meadow Brook Hall  

The February meeting features guest speaker Michael Genovese, owner of Summer Dreams Farm in Oxford. Refreshments will be served at 9:15 a.m. with the program to follow at 10 a.m. Guests are welcome and reservations are not required. There is a $5 non-member fee. For more information, call 248-364-6210, email MBGCmembers@gmail.com, or visit meadowbrookhall.org.


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February 2, Chanhassan
Establishing and Maintaining Prairie Communities
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn how to model native prairie plant communities for soil-building and carbon storage, attracting beneficial insects, and enhancing human health and well-being. Instructor: Beth Markhart, 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $47 member/$62 non-member.  

February 4-April 13, Chanhassan, Chaska, Norwood Young America, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Waconia
Watertown
Free Gardening Classes
Public Libraries

Join Carver-Scott Master Gardeners in one or more of these free classes. Topics include Vegetable Gardening, Herbs, Native Grasses, Fairy Gardening, Fruit Trees, Year-Round Art from the Garden, Seed Starting, and Pruning. For more information, visit carverscottmastergardeners.org or call 952-466-5300 or 952-492-5410.  

February 9, Chanhassan
Houseplant Patrol: Basic Care, Problem-Solving, and Resources
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Explore the Learning Center Greenhouse, talk about pests, repotting, fertilizing, and more; leave with a few cuttings to start at home. Instructor: Julie Weisenhorn. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

February 9, Chanhassan
Perennial Possibilities: Looking at New Perennials and Exciting Combinations for Minnesota Gardens
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Join Mike Heger as he walks through his selection process, including flower shape, foliage color and texture, and plant form. Leave with a comprehensive list of new perennials and combinations to try. 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

February 9, Chanhassan
Pruning Essentials: Deciduous & Coniferous Trees
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Understand the basic principles of pruning essential for the long-term health, vigor, and productivity of your trees. Learn how to plan a pruning job, when and how to prune, and how to train new trees. Instructor: Jim Calkins. 1:30-4 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$55 non-member.  

February 15-17, St. Paul
Home and Landscape Show
St. Paul Rivercentre

See four backyard getaways designed by Minnesota landscapers. Shop the garden market for all the latest in flowers, plants, and garden décor. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., February 15 & 16; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., February 17. Cost: $9 adults (box office), $7 online; $2.50 children 6-12; free ages 5 and under. For more information, visit stpaulhomeandlandscapeshow.com/information or call 952-933-3850.  

February 16, Chanhassan
Pruning Essentials: Shrubs, Woody Vines, and Herbaceous Species
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn when and how to prune and train these landscape plants for long-term health, vigor, and beauty and how to avoid common mistakes that can cause physiological and aesthetic damage. Instructor: Jim Calkins. $41 member/$55 non-member.  

February 16, St. Paul
Design with Nature Conference
University of St. Thomas

Join Wild Ones in this annual conference. This year’s theme is “Healing and Restoring Our Relationship with Nature.” Speakers include Robin Kimmerer, Michael Lynch, and Larry Weaner. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $60 member/$70 non-member before January 19; $75 & $85 after January 19. For more information, visit DesignWithNatureConference.org or call 612-293-3833.  

February 22-24 and March 1-3, Minneapolis
Home and Garden Show
Minneapolis Convention Center

Be inspired by gardens created by seven talented Minnesota landscapers with the theme “Lakeside Gardens.” Attend presentations in the Garden Theater sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society and Pond King Water Gardens. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. February 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. February 24 and March 3. Cost: $14 adults at the door/$12 online; $4 children 6-12; free children 5 years and under. For more information, visit homeandgardenshow.com/information or call 952-953-3850.  

February 23, Minneapolis
Minnesota Peony Society Seminar
Bachman’s

Learn how to design with peonies and attend a seminar on peony culture, “How to Turn an Acre of Lawn into a Peony Paradise," with Gary Bieck. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No charge. For more information, visit mnpeony.org or call 612-861-7600 (for directions only).  

Beginning February 23, Schroeder
North Woods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist Course
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Learn about the geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology, and human interactions in the Northwoods and how Lake Superior impacts and interacts with these ecosystems. Six Saturdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: $275; scholarships available.  

 

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events  

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
comozooconservatory.org  
651-487-8200  

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
arboretum.umn.edu/eventsprograms.aspx
952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210

Minnesota Master Naturalist
University of Minnesota Extension
minnesotamasternaturalist.org
888-241-4532 


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February 1, Gray Summit
Winter Tree ID
Shaw Nature Preserve

By the end of the program you’ll be able to easily identify a minimum of 10 native trees. Dress for the weather and bring walking shoes, the class takes place outside. Adults only. Pre-registration ends 8 a.m. January 28. Cost $10 members; $12 non-members. 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

February 3-28, St. Louis
Orchid Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

A once-a-year opportunity to see hundreds of fragrant winter-blooming orchids displayed among tropical plants. Cost: $5 per person (ages 3 and up) in addition to garden admission.$12 adults; $6 St. Louis City/County residents; free for children ages 12 and under; free for garden members and their children. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more details, visit mobot.org or call 314-577-5100.

February 4, Springfield
Start Your Kitchen Garden
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center

Master Gardeners of Greene County show how to start your own kitchen garden. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. February 4. Cost $5 per person; pay at the door. 6-7 p.m. For more details, visit mggreene.org or call 417-891-1515.

February 9, Chesterfield
Love Bugs
Butterfly House

For ages 6-12 – explore the world of bugs and butterflies and learn about plant and animal relationships. Each class includes a take-home craft and time for families to connect with nature. One adult per child. Younger siblings may attend at regular admission rates. Walk-ins welcome. Registration ends at 4 p.m. February 8. Cost $7 members; $9 non-members. Price is per child. Younger siblings may attend at regular admission rates. 10:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 314-577-0888 or visit mobot.org.

February 9, St. Louis
Hydroponic Basics
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn how it works, its advantages and disadvantages, plus all you need to know about different systems, growing media, plants to grow, types of commercial units, and DIY models. You will also get a DIY kit to take home. Adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. February 1. Cost $63 members; $76 non-members. 10 a.m-noon. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

February 11, Springfield
Mediterranean Herbs
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center

Master Gardeners of Greene County will discuss Mediterranean herbs. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost $5 per person; pay at the door. 6-7 p.m. For more details, visit mggreene.org or call 417-891-1515.

February 12, Hillsboro
Grow Your Farm
Jefferson County Extension Office

Training and support for beginning farmers and others who want to plan and evaluate their farm enterprise. This is the first of an eight-session program, including two farm tours. Cost $130 for 2; $25 for each additional person from established farm. $35 for 2 with less than 10 years’ experience. 6-9 p.m. Register by February 8. For more information, call 636-797-5391 or visit extension.missouri.edu/stfrancois/documents/Agriculture/GYF%20Hillsboro19Brochure.pdf.

February 14, St. Louis
Succulent Dish Gardens
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn about the care and culture of these wonderful plants and design a beautiful succulent dish garden for your home. Adults only. Pre-registration ends at noon February 1. Cost $48 members; $58 for non-members. 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

February 14, Kingsville
Vegetable Gardening 101
Powell Gardens

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to grow vegetables. Topics will include soil prep, which plants to grow, and the best locations for planting. For more information, visit powellgardens.org or call 816-697-2600.

February 18, Springfield
Plant Propagation Intro
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center

Master Gardeners of Greene County will demonstrate how to propagate plants. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost $5 per person; pay at the door. 6-7 p.m. For further details, visit mggreene.org or call 417-891-1515.

February 23, St. Louis
Organic Vegetable Gardening
Missouri Botanical Garden

Join St. Louis' own master gardeners to learn about seed saving as well as how to grow vegetables using organic methods. You will plant heirloom seeds in a small pot, which you can take home to transplant in the spring. Adults only. Pre-registration ends 3 p.m. February 21. Cost $33 members; $40 non-members. 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

February 24, Gray Summit
Growing Natives
Shaw Nature Preserve

This class will introduce the basic propagation methods that involve cold/moist stratification, scarification, timing, soils, containers and fertilization for growing native plants. Adults only. Pre-registration ends 8 a.m. February 11. Cost $14 members; $17 non-members. 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

February 26, St. Louis
Captivating Combinations
Missouri Botanical Garden

Come join garden horticulturist Nathan Urben to learn how to design and create beautiful combinations of perennials, trees, and shrubs. Nathan will introduce you to some of his favorite plants and then show you how to "put the pieces together" in your own garden. Class is for both novice and experienced gardeners. Adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. February 23. Cost $28 for members; $34 for non-members. 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.


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March 15-17, Jackson
Jackson Garden Extravaganza
Mississippi Trade Mart

Plants, garden accessories, landscape pros, indoor gardens, gardening experts, soil testing, seminars, pottery, equipment, door prizes, children's area, & much more!!! $6 Admission, children under 15 free. Free parking. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit http://msnla.org/msnla/events/garden-patio-shows.  

April 6, New Albany
Union County Master Gardeners 10th Annual New Albany Home & Garden Show
Historic Downtown New Albany

This year’s theme is "Dancing into Spring." Free admission. Horticulturists Jason Reeves and Felder Rushing will headline the educational program. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.    

April 27, Jackson  
Metro Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Mynelle Gardens

Come check out our wide variety of native and naturalized heirloom plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are perfectly suited to our Southern soils and climate! After finalizing your plant purchase, please feel free to stroll through Mynelle Gardens! 8 a.m.-noon.  

April 27, Brandon
Rankin County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

8:00am-12noon, 601 Marquette Road, Brandon, MS (Extension Building). For more information visit www.facebook.com/rankincountymastergardeners 


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February 9, Medina
2019 Northeast Ohio Small Farm Workshop
A.I. Root Candle Community Room

Increasing farm profits from small acreage will be a major focus of OSU Extension’s upcoming Small Farm Workshop. New, existing, and aspiring farmers will be challenged to develop realistic expectations for a small farm, identify strengths and weaknesses of their farm business, price products effectively, consider new ideas, and create a business plan to take their hobby or small farm to the next level. Class is set for from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at A.I. Root Candle Community Room, 640 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256.  Cost is $25.00 per person and includes a farm business binder, a hearty lunch, and refreshments for the day.  Pre-registration is required by February 6.   Also coming this March, “Next Steps: Small Farm Management 2.0” covering a deeper dive in farm management, transition planning and farm marketing and social media. For more information on these classes, visit go.osu.edu/farm. Call 330-725-4911 for more information. 

February 16, Youngstown
14th Annual Men’s Garden Club Winter Seminar
Fellows Riverside Garden
The following speakers will explore the rich heritage of growing, caring for, and appreciating plants: Scott Zanon is the owner of Desirable Trees and Turf LLC.,and is the author of Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest. Irvin Etienneis the horticultural display coordinator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He writes for Fine Gardeningand Indiana Gardeningmagazines. The title of Irvin’s talk is “Carmen Miranda in the Midwest,” which will focus on eye-popping color and texture of annuals and tropicals. Louis Raymond,also known as the “Plant Geek,” is a garden designer in Rhode Island. He will present “Uncommon and Astonishing: Fun Horticulture from My Garden to Yours”; “From Sow’s Ears to Silk Purses: Gardens Before and After”; and “Potted: Gardening on the Edge.”9 a.m.–4 p.m.For more information, go to the winter seminar section at mgcy.org or call Dan Miller at 330-540-0954.

April 11, Owensville
25th Annual Southwest Ohio Perennial School
Clermont County Extension Service
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Southwest Ohio Perennial School. There will be vendors offering an assortment of plants and garden décor. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Register by April 1 for reduced pricing. For more information or a registration form, visit clermont.osu.edu, call Gigi Neal at 513-732-7070 ext. 102, or email neal.331@osu.edu.


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February 1-3, Hershey
Orchid Show & Sale

Hershey Gardens,Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory
The Susquehanna Orchid Society will hold its 34th annual orchid show and sale. More than 1,000 orchids representing dozens of orchid varieties will be on display, including rare species and unique hybrids. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., included with admission. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.

February 1-3, Lancaster
Suburban Pennsylvania Home Show

Lancaster County Convention Center
Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. For more information, call 717-287-4038 or visit lancasterhomeshow.com.

February 8-10, Wilkes-Barre
Northeast PA Home and Garden Show
Mohegan Sun Arena
Hours are 2-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit wilkesbarrehomeshow.com.

February 9, Springfield
Pruning

Smedley Park
Take the guesswork out of the how and when to prune your trees and shrubs. Ray Murphy, professional gardener at Nemours and master gardener, shares his recommended tools and techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10. For more information, call 610-690-2655 or visit extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/counties/Delaware.

February 15-17, Oaks
Philly Home & Garden Show

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $10 for adults at the door, $8 online, free for children age 12 and under. For more information, call 610-940-1677or visit phillyhomeandgarden.com.

February 16, Philadelphia
Witch Hazel is Your Favorite?

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
These captivating winter bloomers are found throughout the arboretum. Pick up a map at the visitor center that showcases specially selected specimens. Children can create a witch hazel-related craft in the upper gallery of the visitor center. An arboretum expert will be available in the upper gallery 1-3 p.m. to answer questions. A guided tour at 2 p.m. will focus on the arboretum’s witch hazel collection. Included with admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

February 2,2 Montrose
Junior Master Gardener Program Spring Session

Penn State Extension Office
Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County offer this hands-on education program for children ages 9 to 13. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. $25 for the full spring session. For more information, call 570-666-9003 or email susquehannamg@psu.edu.


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February 9, Memphis
Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Screening of the documentary film The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand with filmmaker Karyl Evans.  Six-time Emmy winner Karyl Evans will show her film and have a discussion afterwards. 10:30am-Noon. Free. For more information contact Tonya Ashworth at 901-761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org.  

February 20, Memphis  
Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Munch and Learn Plants and Aromatherapy with Master Gardener Upasana Singh. Noon-1:00pm. Free with regular admission. For more information contact Tonya Ashworth at 901-761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org.  

February 23, Memphis  
Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Aromatherapy Workshop with Upasana Singh, Master Gardener. Participants will learn how to make lotions using essential oils and will sample therapeutic teas. Participants will take home a lotion and some tea blends of their own. 10:30-noon. $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Call 901-761-5250 to register. For more information contact Tonya Ashworth at 901-761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org. 

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February 2 Danville
Gardening for All Ages
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Presenters will be Bryce Lane, retired lecturer in the horticultural department of NC State University and producer of the Emmy winning series for UNCTV Public television In the Garden with Bryce Lane,and Dan Benarcik of Chanticleer Garden. The event offers a Learning Center, vendors, a raffle, book sale, a silent auction and door prizes. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Snow date is February 9. For an event brochure including registration form, visit the DMGA at danvillemastergardeners.org.

February 14, 15, 21, 22 & March 1, 2, 8, 9 Clarksville
24th Hellebore Festival
Pine Knot Farms
Discover the beauty of these low maintenance, winter-blooming plants and learn how to care for them from experts Judith and Dick Tyler at Pine Knot Farms. Many cultivars of hellebores and companion plants are available for purchase. For more information call 434-252-1990 or visit pineknotfarms.com.

February21 Roanoke
Night Howls
Mill Mountain Zoo and Park 
Participants will begin the night indoors enjoying hot cider and cookies while learning about nocturnal animals and the noises they make. Guests will then proceed outdoors for a guided tour of the zoo in the dark to observe the creatures and enjoy spectacular views of the city at night. Event time is 5:30-7 p.m. Member children $9, member adults $12. Non-member children $12, non-member adults $15. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 540-343-3241 or visit mmzoo.org. 

February 22-24 Chantilly
Capital Remodel & Garden Show
Dulles Expo Center
Homeowners are offered a valuable one-stop shopping experience for the latest remodeling, decorating, and landscaping products and services. Show hours for Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. with Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. To purchase tickets online, visit capitalremodelandgarden.com.


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February 5, Green Bay
Chocolate Nirvana
Green Bay Botanical Garden
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to spend an evening expanding your repertoire of delicious desserts. Whether you are looking for a simple and magically easy mousse, heart-shaped cookies, or homey spicy chocolate chunk gingerbread, we have a dessert to take care of your next chocolate craving. 6-7:30 p.m.

February 9 & 22, Green Bay
Guided Snowshoe Hike
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Learn the basics of snowshoeing, explore winter plant adaptations and search for animal tracks. Dress for the outdoors. Snowshoes for ages 6 and up. Program will be held as a hike if there isn’t enough snow for snowshoes. Feb 9 10-11:30 a.m.; Feb 22 2-3:30 p.m.

February 10, Wausau
Weekend Wonders Family Program
Monk Botanical Gardens
Play, learn, and explore as a family in the gardens. Each month we will explore a new topic including gardening, wildlife, bugs, birds, native plants, and more. Meet at the Kitchen Potager. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. 2-3:30 p.m.

February 12, Wausau
Tots in the Garden
Monk Botanical Gardens
Each session will be an adventure with nature using the alphabet as a guide. We will highlight a letter or two as we engage in hands-on nature activities, have a snack, and make a craft. For 3-5-year olds. Held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 10-11 a.m.

February 12, Waupaca
Level 1 Master Gardener Training
UW Extension
Level 1 training is a blended classroom of in-class lecture, discussion, and activities; plus out of class reading and video lectures. Topics covered include an introduction to the plant sciences, soils, and integrated pest management. Training will begin on February 12 and finish on April 30. $75 Contact Greg Blonde by calling 715-258-6231 or email greg.blonde@ces.uwex.edu.

February 14, Milwaukee
Hearts Under Glass
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservancy
This Friends of the Domes after-hours event is a great way to experience the conservatory at night with your special someone. Bar service and food available for purchase. 6-9 p.m.

February 15, Wausau
Sweetheart Walk
Monk Botanical Gardens
Bring someone you love (dogs are also welcome) to the gardens for a luminary-lit sweetheart snowshoe walk ending at the Kitchen Garden, where you can warm up with a bonfire, mulled cider, and roasted marshmallows. This is an adult only 21+ event. Walks are held with or without snow. $5 a person; free for Monk Botanical Garden Members. Snowshoes $2. Cash only. 6-8 p.m.

February 21, Green Bay
Proper Tree Planting
Green Bay Botanical Garden
When it comes time to either plant that legacy tree/shrub on your property or to spend hundreds of dollars on your landscape, wouldn't you want it to be done correctly to ensure long term success? Many think planting a tree is easy, and it is – when you know how to do it properly. 6-7:30 p.m.

February 21, Madison
Seed Starting and Seed Saving
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Learn different techniques to collect and preserve seeds from the garden, germinate seeds at home, and care for your budding seedlings and they emerge. Class is a part of the Green Thumb Gardening Series. Register for the complete class series at a discounted price ($130) or individual classes ($15) according to your interests. 6:30-9 p.m. For more information, visit dane.uwex.edu/horticulture/greenthumb or call 608-224-3715.

February 28, Madison
Vegetable Garden Planning and Organic Techniques
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Dane County UWEX Small-Scale and Organic Produce Educator Claire Strader will cover organic techniques for growing vegetables, with an emphasis on practical strategies for a successful harvest. Class is a part of the Green Thumb Gardening Series. Register for the complete class series at a discounted price ($130) or individual classes ($15) according to your interests. For more information, visit dane.uwex.edu/horticulture/greenthumb or call 608-224-3715.

Starting March 5, Marathon County
Level 1 Training in Marathon County
UW Extension
Level 1 training is a blended classroom of in-class lecture, discussion, and activities; plus out of class reading and video lectures. Topics covered include an introduction to the plant sciences, soils, and integrated pest management. Training will be on Tuesday nights, 6:30-8 p.m., starting March 5 and finishing May 21. Cost: $100. For more information, contact Brianna Wright at 715-261-1241 or brianna.wright@ces.uwex.edu.

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Boerner Botanical Gardens
boernerbotanicalgardens.org.
414-525-5653

The Domes, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
milwaukeedomes.org
414-257-5611

Green Bay Botanical Garden
gbbg.org
920-490-9457

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
olbrich.org
608-246-4550

Monk Botanical Gardens
monkgardens.org
715-261-6309

Rotary Botanical Gardens
rotarybotanicalgardens.org
608-752-3885

 

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