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Due to numerous Farmers Markets the listings within the calendar format is prohibitive so we have listed all on a form(printable) with information for each market. 

Wed Sep 28, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisorís Class
Class Dates: Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th
Class size limited, please register early. Application link below.
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations,
and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Director of Operations, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Past-President, Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, Shawn Posey, West Tennessee Regional Urban Forester, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, UT-TSU Extension and others. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class Application
 

Thu Sep 29, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: Getting Your Landscape Ready for Winter
Getting Your Landscape Ready for Winter presented by Dr. Chris Cooper and Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agents. Free to public. Call for more information.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Suite B, Memphis TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat Oct 01, 2016 9 AM - 5 PM

Growers' Choice Fall Plant Sale
Once a year, the Garden offers the best of our greenhouse and nursery selections for this one day only sale. Our horticulturists propagate some of the most interesting, hardiest, and uniqew items you'll find anywhere, and they're selected to thrive in the Mid-South climate. They will also help you decide which plants are the best for your landscape. Shop early for the best selection; supplies are limited.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com

Printable detailed list of plants available for Grower's Choice Sale

   

Sun Oct 02, 2016 1 PM - 4 PM

Bartlett City Beautiful Fall Garden Tour
Bartlett City Beautiful is sponsoring a Fall Garden Tour. The tour includes the home of Jim Crowder, a local horticulturist and plantsman who recently retired as manager of The Dan West Center on Hwy 64. Other gardens on the tour relfect a broad diversity in style from a tropical pool oasis to naturalized beauty. Anne & Bob Krekelberg;s garden contains a woodland art trail as well as a water feature created in part as a solution to run off issues during heavy rain storms. For directions and map, type the following into your browser. https://goo.gl/maps/CqCCW3rMwrD2
Directions begin at Stage and Bartlett Blvd. but you may start the tour at any of the homes.
4331 Sunny Trail Cove, Bartlett, TN 38135
4410 Guinevere Lane, Bartlett, TN 38135
3345 Venson Drive, Bartlett, TN 38134
2923 Sycamore View Road, Bartlett, TN 38134
3736 Berlinwood Cove South, TN 38133
Location: Bartlett
Phone: 901-692-2291

https://goo.gl/maps/CqCCW3rMwrD2


 

Wed Oct 05, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisorís Class
Class Dates: Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th
Class size limited, please register early. Application link below.
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations,
and garden clubs. Lectures and field work will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Director of Operations, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Past-President, Southern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, Shawn Posey, West Tennessee Regional Urban Forester, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, UT-TSU Extension and others. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class Application
 

Mon Oct 10, 2016 7 PM - 9 PM

Hydrangea Society- Speaker:Bryce Lane-"The Joy of Gardening: The Power of Plants to Change Your Point of View"
Please join us to meet and hear Bryce H. Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus, Lecturer Emeritus with the Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.
Bryce has received numerous local, regional, and national teaching awards and is frequently invited to speak at workshops and symposia about teaching as well as horticulture and gardening. He hosted and produced a three-time, Emmy winning UNC-TV public television show, "In the Garden with Bryce Lane", that was on the air for 11 seasons. Since retiring from NC State in 2014, Bryce is spending more time with his family, pursuingthe next chapter in his public speaking career, teaching part time at NC State and at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. to all for socializing and refreshments. Bryce will present his program at 7 p.m.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Wed Oct 12, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Herbal Harvest Workshop
Join Sherri McCalla, Curator of the Botanic Garden's Herb Garden, for this hands-on class where students will learn how to use the fall herb harvest. Students will learn about harvesting and drying plants, pastes, vinegars, salts and sugars. They will leave with a jar of vinegar and lavendar sugar with recipes and plant material to complete 2 more products at home. MBG members $5/ non-members $10. Registration required.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Thu Oct 13, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Pruning Club
Pruning Club will meet every other week to work with horticulture staff, aesthetically pruning trees and shrubs to maintain size and vigor. We will occasionally have speakers and demonstrations from MBG staff and local professionals regarding pruning. Participants need to bring their own pruning tools, including bypass pruners, hand saws, loppers, pole pruners, and be willing to walk to the worksite in varying weather conditions. Casual observers are welcome. Contact Chris O'Bryan
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Chris O'Bryan
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Thu Oct 13, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs presented by Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agent. Free to public. Call for more information.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Suite B, Memphis TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Garden Styles & Fall Garden Tasks
Garden styles originate from people in places. Often these ideas are terrific and should be understood, copied, or changed to fit our needs. Learn how to pirate and steal great garden ideas. As an added bonus, learn what should be done in the garden right now!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Oct 15, 2016 10 AM - 2 PM

Agricenter Harvest Festival
The event is free to the public and attracts 3,000 families. There will be pumpkin-painting, kid's activities, arts and crafts, hayrides, solar farm tour, food and local entertainment.
Location: Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
 

Sat Oct 15, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Garden Styles & Fall Garden Tasks
Garden styles originate from people in places. Often these ideas are terrific and should be understood, copied, or changed to fit our needs. Learn how to pirate and steal great garden ideas. As an added bonus, learn what should be done in the garden right now!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Tue Oct 18, 2016 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Floral Design
Welcome visitors with a wreath for an exterior door using a grapevine wreath form, live sedum plant, and dried materials. Rick Pudwell, Director of Horticulture, leads this hands-on class that will focus on design principles, plant materials, supplies, and mechanics. Participants will take home a completed design. Students need to bring pruners, floral snips, wire cutters, sharp knife, box for transporting, and a dish towel; all other supplies are provided. Prepayment due by October 11. MBG Members $40/ non-members $50. Registration required.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Wed Oct 19, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Fabulous France: Gardens, Chateaux, and Wineries
Program presented by Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture.
This brown-bag lecture series features local artists, experts and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. Free for members and students with ID.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
 

Fri Oct 21, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Viewed from Above
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle-lots of kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Oct 21, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Viewed from Above
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle-lots of kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening for the Memphis Newcomer
If you or a friend are new to Memphis, this gardening seminar is for you! Learn how Memphis is different from other parts of the country and how best to deal with it.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Oct 22, 2016 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Nature's Fairy Garden
Join Fairy Garden enthusiast Paul Little for this hands-on workshop where each participant will build their own Fairy Garden out of natural materials. All supplies are provided but participants are encourage to bring their own accoutrements(sea shells, stones, pods or marbles) Class will be held outside unless raining, please dress appropriately. MBG members $8/non-members $13. Prepayment required by October 19. Registration required.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Sat Oct 22, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening for the Memphis Newcomer
If you or a friend are new to Memphis, this gardening seminar is for you! Learn how Memphis is different from other parts of the country and how best to deal with it.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Tue Oct 25, 2016 2 AM

Memphis Orchid Society
Green Growers and New Members Appreciation/Orientation Day led by member, Melissa Garner. Melissa is an avid orchid hobbyist specializing in the Vandaceous group. The program is " A Prevention Plan for Common Pests and Diseases" Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

Thu Oct 27, 2016 9 AM - 12 PM

Pruning Club
Pruning Club will meet every other week to work with horticulture staff, aesthetically pruning trees and shrubs to maintain size and vigor. We will occasionally have speakers and demonstrations from MBG staff and local professionals regarding pruning. Participants need to bring their own pruning tools, including bypass pruners, hand saws, loppers, pole pruners, and be willing to walk to the worksite in varying weather conditions. Casual observers are welcome. Contact Chris O'Bryan
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Chris O'Bryan
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Thu Oct 27, 2016 6 PM - 8 PM

Landscape Design
Join Jim Crowder for this 3 session course (Oct.27;Nov.3 and Nov.10) that will cover site assessment, basic design, plant selection, installation, maintenance, and adding details to make it your own. Prepayment due by October 15. MBG members $45($60 per couple) non-members $60 ($75 per couple) Registration required.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Sat Nov 05, 2016 10 AM - 1 PM

Daffodil Bulb Sale
Get ready for a glorious spring! Just in time for fall planting,
Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society will host a daffodil
bulb sale. We have identified 40+ different rare cultivars that
grow well in the Mid-South. Volunteers will be on hand to
answer questions about these flowers that bloom year after year.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens Catmur Horticulture Building
 

Wed Nov 09, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Native Trees and Shrubs for the Tennessee Landscape
Program presented by Margie Hunter, Author
This brown-bag lecture series features local artists, experts and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. Free for members and students with ID.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Thu Nov 10, 2016 11 AM - 12 PM

PHOEBE COOK LECTURE: Thomas Woltz, Garden, Park, Community, Farm
Thomas Woltz is principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW), a 40-person landscape architecture firm with offices in Charlottesville,
Virginia, and New York City. Woltz is committed to education and conservation, and has been involved in a broad array of
public and private projects including botanic gardens and zoos, public parks, private gardens and estates, academic institutions,
corporate campuses, and town planning. The firm actively seeks this diversity of project scales and types to cultivate the creativity
of the professional staff. The varied backgrounds of the staff include studies in the fields of landscape architecture, architecture,
anthropology, biology, economics, ecology, zoology, horticulture, art, art history, and architectural history. This broad knowledge
base supports the firmís collective creativity and ability to respond to diverse client needs.

NBWís work has garnered over eighty national and regional awards and has been widely published. Current projects include Hudson
Yards in Manhattan (NY), Memorial Park in Houston (TX), Centennial Park in Nashville (TN), coastal Maine Botanical Gardens,
Cornwall Park in Auckland (New Zealand), Devonian Botanical in Edmonton (Canada), Southwest Waterfront (Washington, D.C.)
and Brooklyn Navy Yard Naval Hospital Cemetery Memorial Landscape (NY). The work of the firm has been featured in numerous
national and international publications and is the subject of a recently released monograph published by Princeton Architectural
Press, Garden Park Community Farm.

Free with regular admission. Limited seating available.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Heirloom Shrub Propagation
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Join Suzy Askew to learn the art of shrub propagation in this hands-on workshop.
Learn to propagate your grandmotherís camellia or other heirloom, hard to find plants like figs, and deciduous shrubs. Participants will take home a collection of properly prepared cuttings to be rooted.
Members $25; non-members $35. All garden workshops require registration. Call to register.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens Catmur Horticulture Building
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Fri Nov 18, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: JN Maple Branches
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Nov 18, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: JN Maple Branches
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:30 AM - 12 PM

LECTURE: Knowing and Growing Boxwoods
Lynn Batdorf has been the curator of the National Boxwood Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC for 36 years. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of boxwood problems so they can be discussed. Dr. Batdorf, International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for Buxus since 1984, is the author of over 40 published articles on boxwood and three books, including Boxwood Handbook: A Practical Guide, Boxwood: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, and Caring for Box.
There will be a lunch break at noon. Lunch is available to purchase at Park & Cherry. Program is Free.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens Hughes Pavilion
 

Sat Dec 03, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

TOUR: Walking Tour with Lynn Batdorf
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Walking Tour with Lynn Batdorf (*only available with Boxwood Package). Take a walking tour through the Dixon gardens while discussing boxwood concerns.

*Boxwood Package (reserved seat at the lecture, walking
tour, and workshop): Members $60; non-members $75. Call to register.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Phone: 901) 761-5250
 

Sat Dec 03, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM

WORKSHOP: Shaping and Maintaining a Boxwood Standard with Dale Skaggs, Kim Rucker and Alex Boggan
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Shaping and Maintaining a Boxwood Standard with Dale Skaggs, Kim Rucker and Alex Boggan. Learn to prune and shape a boxwood for healthy maintenance of the shrub, and prune a second shrub into a topiary style.Each participant will get one of each to work on and take home. Participants should bring their own clippers and hand pruners. All other supplies provided, including specialized clippers for topiary.
Members $60; non-members $75. Call to register.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens Catmur Horticulture Building
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Wed Dec 14, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Holiday Tables at the Cabin
Program by Julie Spear and Danette Lawrie, Floral Designers
This brown-bag lecture series features local artists, experts and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. Free for members and students with ID.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:30 AM - 12 PM

WORKSHOP: Fresh Square Wreaths Embellished with Natural Elements
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Create your own evergreen wreath on a square form just in time for holiday entertaining. Participants will embellish fresh green wreaths with a selection of natural elements. Please bring clippers and hand pruners; all other materials will be provided.
Members $60; non members $75. All garden workshops require registration. Call to register.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens Catmur Horticulture Building
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Fri Dec 30, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Kadomatsu
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-no kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Dec 30, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Kadomatsu
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-no kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Wing B
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240