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Upcoming Events for Tennessee

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March 13, Memphis  
Brown Bag: Hand Tools for the Home Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

This class will be held from noon-1:00 p.m. Be prepared for the upcoming gardening season by joining Robin Howell, Curator of the Japanese and Asian Gardens for this 101 class. Robin will discuss choosing the right tools for the job, safety, maintenance, and sharpening. Although small engine equipment is essential for gardening, this class will only deal with hand tools. No registration necessary, free with garden admission. Bring a sack lunch or enjoy a box lunch from Fratelli’s. For questions or more information, please call 901-636-4100.  

March 16, Oak Ridge
UT Arboretum Society's Monthly Hike
UT Arboretum

Grab your shillelagh and come walk at the Arboretum! Learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails on this short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours). Don’t worry if you don’t have a shillelagh (Irish walking stick)!  Hikes will be varied in intensity level, and the route may be changed due to weather conditions or leader’s choice. These hikes are designed to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated at you hike. This hike will be led by a volunteer familiar with the UT Arboretum and the trail system. Meet at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society and no registration is required. To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277. 

March 23, Memphis
Cherry Blossom Picnic 
Memphis Botanic Garden 
Celebrate the blooming of the cherry trees and one last chance to see the Origami in the Garden Exhibit from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Japanese Food trucks will be on site with tasty treats for a picnic in the Japanese Garden. Activity stations will be led by University of Memphis Japan Culture Club. The event is free with Garden admission.  

April 13, Harriman  
Backyard Birding
UT Extension Office

Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch or snack to enjoy while they listen to the presentation. The Master Gardeners of Roane County are trained by the University of Tennessee Extension and are part of the Tennessee Master Gardener Program. Come join us for this free class! The class will be from noon-1:00 p.m. For questions or more information, call 443-540-0521.  

April 13-14, Chattanooga
Master Your Garden Expo
Arena Camp Jordan

Master Your Garden Expo is a 2-day event being held at the Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. This event showcases a wide variety of products related to agriculture and forestry, machine and garden tools. Admission cost is $10, which covers both days. Children under 12 years FREE. For more information, visit  

April 26-27, Crossville  
Flower and Garden Show – Growing Back to our Roots
Crossville Fairgrounds

Cumberland County Master Gardeners invite you to the 2019 Flower and Garden Show, Growing Back to our Roots. Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You will be able to shop for beautiful plants, attend informative classes, ask questions of master gardeners, and enjoy local food fare. Visit decoratively-transformed Crossville Fairgrounds at 1398 Livingston Road. No contact information was provided.  

April 27-28, Kingsport
Spring Garden Fair
Exchange Place

The Garden Fair is the last full weekend of April. Demonstrations of springtime activities on a 19th Century farmstead and sales of plants, garden accessories, farm products, and related arts are the focus. Traditional music, old-fashioned foods, children’s activities, animals, and education “talks and walks” are important parts of the event. For more information, visit or call 423-288-6071.  


March 19: Perennials & Annuals and Beginning Vegetables

March 26: Trees & Shrubs and Attracting Wildlife The class is open to the public. The cost is $50. Price includes: notebooks, door prizes, refreshments and questions answered by U.T. trained personnel. Please note that space is limited to 50 people and the spots fill quickly! For additional information, visit or call the UT Extension at 423-855-6113. 


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.