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Upcoming Events for Tennessee

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to



Saturdays, Memphis
At the Garden on KWAM 990
Memphis Botanic Garden

One-hour weekly radio program every Saturday hosted by MBG Executive Director Mike Allen and Lauren Squires Ready. The show will focus on programs and activities that are happening at our garden and feature behind the scenes looks at events, educational activities, staff, and outside experts and more. It will be available as a weekly podcast and feature updates via Facebook Live. For information, visit

Now-January 2018, Blount County
Master Gardener Training Application
Blount County Public Library

Applications now being accepted for 2018 training class that will begin in January. Course fee is $175 and space is limited. For details, contact John Wilson, Blount County Extension Office or download application from

Now-January 7, Union City
BUGS! Traveling Exhibit
Discovery Park of America

Guests can experience what it would be like if a grasshopper were as big as a school bus, and even see a giant lady bug! There are hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy in the traveling exhibit all about BUGS! 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission cost beyond general admission for this special event. For details, phone 731-885-5455 or see

Now-January 2018, Hamilton County
Master Gardener Training
Hamilton County Master Gardeners

See for details and registration form of the 2018 Master Gardener Training Course, which starts January 8. Two sessions of the course given Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings for 15 weeks to graduate in April. For more information, visit


Each Saturday through December 30, Memphis
David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The garden is crawling with Big Bugs with a self-guided walking map, tram tours every Friday, and special Big Bug events for all ages.  For more information, call 901-636-4100 or visit


December 2, Kingsport
Christmas In The Country 2017
Exchange Place, free admission

Step into the 1850s for Christmas at the farm. 10 a.m.- 4p.m., with the traditional Yule Log Ceremony at 4 p.m. For more information, visit

December 2, Knoxville
Fresh Seasonal Wreaths
UT Gardens

This workshop will teach you how to create a wreath from natural materials to decorate your home. 1-3 p.m. Cost $25 for members, $35 non-members. See registration at calendar of events at

December 2, Vonore
18th Century Christmas
Fort Loudoun State Historic Park

Step back to 1756 for an 18th century celebration with wassail, carols, greenery, and skill demonstrations for the day. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Light refreshments at 5 p.m. and a candlelight tour at 6 p.m. For more information, call 423-884-6217.



January & February, Tiptonville
Eagle Tour
Reelfoot Lake State Park

Eagles from the Great Lakes and Canada spend the winter in northwest Tennessee. Interpretive eagle tours are two hours and depart from the Visitor Center, $10 per person, reservations recommended, buses are heated. Special evening programs every Saturday night at 7 p.m. 10 a.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 731-253-9652 or email or


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.