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Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Tennessee Naturalist Program
Mondays from January 26 to March 30.
Class begins at 9:00 a.m. the first week, and there will be one evening and one weekend session, dates TBD. The TN Naturalist Program is a corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service, dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

TN Naturalist Program participants will complete a training course of 40 hours instruction plus 40 hours of approved volunteer service activities. $200 course fee includes materials, books, and resources for the 10-week session. Class size is limited; registration is required. Call 636-4119 to register or to inquire about scholarship availability.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4119
 

Tue Jan 27, 2015 7 PM

Memphis Bonsai Society Meeting
The new Bonsai Society Calendar and Dues Year began January 1, 2014. Dues are as follows: Single Membership- $30.00, Family Membership-$40.00, and Long Distance Membership is $15.00. Dues made payable to the Memphis Bonsai Society are to be sent to Fred Nowak, 2328 White Ash Cove, Memphis, TN 38119 or you may pay at meetings. If you have questions concerning membership, you can contact Fred at 758-1488 or at ffnccn@earthlink.net.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Fred Nowak
Phone: 901-758-1488
 

Wed Jan 28, 2015 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Winter Wonder: Amaryllis
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.

Dixon Gallery and Garden Staff
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:30 AM - 3 PM

One-Day Beginning Beekeeping Course
Memphis Area Bee Keepers teach a one day beginning beekeeping course. Participants learn how to raise bees and make their own honey. 7:30 am registration ($12).
Location: Agricenter (Concourse C), 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Website: http://Memphisareabeekeepers.com
 

Sat Jan 31, 2015 10 AM - 2 PM

The Birds & The Seeds
Lichterman's popular annual Seed Swap has been kicked up several notches with the addition of fun new workshops. Beat the winter cold by learning bird watching & seed starting basics. Let experts help you build your very own terrariums and see how they sharpen garden tools.[Bring in your own garden tools, get them sharpened for $2 each] Participants take home a free pamphlet chock full of birding & gardening wisdom. ADMISSION to SEED SWAP and workshops are FREE unless otherwise stated. Lichterman will provide free seeds to swap with others at Seed Swap.
Workshops: 10 am-Birding for Beginners with Mary Schmidt,Backyard Wildlife Center Curator
11am-Winter Birdfeeding 101- presented by Debbie Bruce(Wild Birds Unlimited)
12 noon- Terrarium Building with Jane- presented by Jane Carter, Master Gardener and former LNC staff member
10,11,12noon,and 1pm- Seed Starting with Master Gardener Ed Sharrow
10:30am,11:30am, and 12:30pm- Winter Garden Tool Maintenance- presented by Grounds Maintenance Foreman, Jon Graham

GARDEN & BIRDING EXPERTS WILL BE ON HAND to ANSWER QUESTIONS!
Location: Lichterman Nature Center

 


   

Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:30 AM

Beyond Red: The Colorful New World of Amaryllis
Jason Delaney, Missouri Botanical Garden’s bulb specialist, discusses the ease of growing amaryllises, showcasing their many new colors, forms and sizes. Free admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Garden
Phone: 901-761-5250
 

Tue Feb 03, 2015 7 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society
Program: Jason Reeves "Tropicals in the Perennial Garden and Beyond" Tropicals work beautifully with perennials, and make a big impact in any garden. The bold foliage stands out whether in large landscape displays or everyday back yard gardens and containers. Get a refresher on tried and true varieties as well as some hot new selections that will make any perennial purist think twice. Jason is the research horticulturist @ the UT Gardens Jackson. His past experiences include work at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens & in private gardens in New Zealand. In 2010 became a contributing editor to Fine Gardening magazine. Guests $5.00 Society Members Free.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN
Phone: 901-636-4128
Website: http://memphishorticulture.org
 

Sat Feb 07, 2015 9 AM - 12 PM

Living Landscape Design Lab
Looking for a new design or approach to your home landscape and gardening efforts? Join the environmental and native plant professionals from Strawberry Plains Audubon Center as they present a more efficient and responsible way to build and manage your yard. Gleaning from a diverse palette of native plants, create a whole new landscape or enhance an existing one. Learn some of the basic requirements (needs) of birds, butterflies and other pollinators, as well as best plant location and all year garden interest. Students are encouraged to bring photos of their existing landscape. This workshop is being cosponsored by the Germantown Beautification Commission and the Tree Board. Fee: $25, includes continental breakfast and resource materials, pre-registration required.
Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown TN
Contact: Joni Roberts
Phone: 901-757-7378
Email: jroberts@germantown-tn.gov
Website: http://Germantown-tn.gov/registration
 

Sat Feb 07, 2015 9 AM - 2:30 PM

Invasive Plant Workshop
Call 901-636-4119 to register.
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council hosts this workshop that covers identification, reporting, mapping, control methods, and native plant alternatives.
Cost includes refreshments, resources, and a membership to the TN-EPPC. Bring a brown bag lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. MBG members $15/non-members $20.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4119
Website: http://tneppc.org
 

Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: Keeping Trees Healthy
Master Gardener Jim Volgas presents “Keeping Trees Healthy” A discussion on how trees work and therefore what should we do and not do to keep them healthy. Particular emphasis on pruning, mulching and watering. Open to public. Free, sponsored by Bartlett City Beautiful.
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7 PM

Mid-South Hydrangea Society Meeting
Speaker: Joseph Hillenmeyer - Lexington, KY
Topic: Garden Design

Members Free, non-members $5 or join for $10
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Linda Orton
Phone: 901.383.4433
Email: ks_meadowlark@yahoo.com
 

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:30 PM

Signs of Spring Walk
Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations needed. Walk will be cancelled in case of rain.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Great Gardens: The Gardens of Singapore
Join Master Gardener Bob Hathaway for this virtual tour of the gardens of Singapore. Light snacks and beverages provided. MBG members $5/non-members $10. Call for more information or to register.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Tue Feb 17, 2015 10 AM - 11:30 AM

Basic Floral Design Series
February 17, 24, and March 10. Basic Floral Design Series. Rick Pudwell will teach this series of 3 classes, which will focus on design principles, plant materials, supplies and mechanics. Participants will take home a completed design after each class. Students need to bring pruners, floral snips, a sharp knife, and a dish towel; all other supplies provided. MBG members $105/non-members $135. Call for information or to register.

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Email: 901-636-4128
 

Thu Feb 19, 2015 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society
Peter Hatch, Director of Grounds and Gardens Emeritus of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, will speak. He was responsible for the maintenance, interpretation, and restoration of the landscape at Monticello from 1977 to 2012. Co sponsored by the Mid-South Hosta Society and Memphis Botanic Garden. 6:30 refreshments and social, 7:00 program. Free to Hosta Society members
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-754-2067
Email: lsengelberg@yahoo.net
Website: http://www.mshosta.org/
 

Fri Feb 20, 2015 10 AM - 6 PM

Little Rock Lawn & Garden Show
Location: Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock, Ark
Website: http://www.argardenshow.org/
 

Sat Feb 21, 2015 10 AM - 6 PM

Little Rock Lawn & Garden Show
Location: Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock, Ark
Website: http://www.argardenshow.org/
 

Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: Creating a Landscape Plan
Master Gardener David Fuchs presents “Creating a Landscape Plan” A “how to” for drawing a master landscape plan. Plus a very basic introduction to design using repetition and rhythm, simplicity, unity, scale and balance. Open to the public. Free, sponsored by Bartlett City Beautiful.
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sun Feb 22, 2015 10 AM - 4 PM

Little Rock Lawn & Garden Show
Location: Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock, Ark
Website: http://www.argardenshow.org/
 

Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Spirited Garden Design
Jon Carloftis is an award-winning garden designer and pioneer in America's rooftop and small-space gardening. He is currently redesigning the grounds of Maker's Mark Distillery in his home state of Kentucky. Join us for an afternoon lecture and/or bourbon tasting. $10 Lecture; $50 Tasting.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:30 AM

Dr. Allan Meerow Lecture: Hippeastrum: The Perfect Bulb
Dr. Allan Meerow, internationally recognized amaryllis expert from Miami, has published over 200 articles and several books, and is a past recipient of the International Bulb Society's Medal in recognition of his work on Amaryllidaceae. He has been breeding amaryllis (Hippeastrum) since 1987. Free with regular admission.
Location: Dixon Garden and Gallery (Winegardner Auditorium)
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:30 PM

Terrarium Gardening
Create a fully enclosed miniature garden with Master Gardener
Jane Carter. Bring your own glass jar or choose from the
selection provided. Space is limited. Required pre-registration
begins February 10.
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN
Contact: Emily Baker
Phone: 901-757-7323
Email: mmcdonnell@germantown-tn.gov
 

Thu Mar 05, 2015 10 AM - 8 PM

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
Great speakers and vendors
Location: Tennessee State Fairgrounds Nashville TN
Website: http://www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com/
 

Fri Mar 06, 2015 10 AM - 8 PM

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
Great speakers and vendors
Location: Tennessee State Fairgrounds Nashville TN
Website: http://www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com/
 

Fri Mar 06, 2015 11 AM - 2 PM

Farm Park Fruit Tree Sale
The Fruit Tree Sale is part of Germantown’s Arbor Day
celebration and offers a great variety of hardy, disease-resistant
fruit trees that produce well in this region. Prices range from $15
blackberries to $60 4-in-1 peach trees, with prices and varieties
between. Other favorites include apple, pear, muscadine
grape, plum, fig, apricot and persimmon. Farm Park staff and
local Master Gardeners offer buyers training in the selection,
planting, care and harvest. Rain date is March 7. A price list will
be available online at thefarmpark.org after February 15.
Location: Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive, Germantown TN
 

Sat Mar 07, 2015 10 AM - 8 PM

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
Great speakers and vendors
Location: Tennessee State Fairgrounds Nashville TN
Website: http://www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com/
 

Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: Grass
Master Gardener Tom Rieman presents "The Grass is always greener in my neighbor’s yard!” Turf grass maintenance for Memphis. Open to the public. Free. sponsored by Bartlett City Beautiful.
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sun Mar 08, 2015 10 AM - 5 PM

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
Great speakers and vendors
Location: Tennessee State Fairgrounds Nashville TN
Website: http://www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com/
 

Sat Mar 14, 2015 10 AM - 11 AM

Bobby Lanier Farm Park Garden Talk Series: Composting
Learn how to have a productive vegetable garden and brilliantly
colored flower garden. The secret is in the soil. Experienced
gardeners will help participants learn how to utilize composting
materials to improve soil and boost productivity in the home
garden.
Free, pre-registration is required.
Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN
Contact: Joni Roberts
Phone: 901-757-7378
Email: jroberts@germantown-tn.gov
Website: http://thefarmpark.org
 

Thu Mar 19, 2015 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society
Presentation by Mark Zilis hosta breeder and author Field Guide to Hostas. 6:30 refreshments and social, 7:00 program. $5.00, members free.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-754-2067
Email: lsengelberg@yahoo.net
Website: http://www.mshosta.com
 

Fri Mar 20, 2015 9 AM - 5 PM

SPRING FLING - Master Gardeners
Free garden expo sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners. Lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, vendors with plants and garden-related items.
Location: The Red Barn @ Agricenter, Int'l
Phone: 901-752-1207
Website: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm
 

Sat Mar 21, 2015 9 AM - 4 PM

SPRING FLING - Master Gardeners
Free garden expo sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners. Lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, vendors with plants and garden-related items.
Location: The Red Barn @ Agricenter, Int'l
Phone: 901-752-1207
Website: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm
 

Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: Backyard Habitat in Suburbs
Master Gardener Deborah Pittman presents “Create a Backyard Habitat in the Suburbs” One of the joys of a thoughtful landscape is the wildlife, such as birds, butterflies, bats and frogs that an inviting habitat attracts. Learn how to enliven a sterile suburban yard by creating a healthy, thriving garden. Open to the public. Free, sponsored by Bartlett City Beautiful.
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Wed Mar 25, 2015 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Preview of Shrubs and Trees offered at the Dixon Garden Faire
Preview of Shrubs and Trees offered at the Dixon Garden Faire presentation by Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture, Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 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
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Fri Mar 27, 2015 12 PM - 1 PM

Preparing Daffodils for Competition
Learn grooming, staging, and preparing techniques for entering your flowers into the Daffodil Show. Pick young flowers, put them in water and bring them in to get some tips about exhibiting your favorite blooms to their best advantage. Free with regular admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Winegardener Auditorium)
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Mar 28, 2015 2 PM - 5 PM

Daffodil Show
The Dixon hosts its fifth annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodils whose names are not known are welcome in the "just for fun" section. Entries will be received on Friday, March 27, from 12 pm until 4 pm and on Saturday, March 28, from 8 am until 9:30 am. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information about daffodils. Free admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Winegardner Auditorium)
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sun Mar 29, 2015 1 PM - 4 PM

Daffodil Show
The Dixon hosts its fifth annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodils whose names are not known are welcome in the "just for fun" section. Entries will be received on Friday, March 27, from 12 pm until 4 pm and on Saturday, March 28, from 8 am until 9:30 am. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information about daffodils. Free admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Winegardner Auditorium)
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sun Mar 29, 2015 2 PM

The Business of Daffodils
Join our Dutch friend Philipp Laagland as he discuses the business behind the Dutch bulb industry. His family business began in 1910 in the fields of DeZilk and continues today as one of the largest flower bulb exporters in the world. Philipp will review the yearly cycles of flower production from planting to selling and will also discuss his favorite daffodils.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Hughes Pavilion)
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat May 09, 2015 9 AM - 2 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society Annual Host Sale & Garden Tour
Over 1000 hostas to choose from! Come early as they go fast! There will also be tours of the Hosta Trail. Memphis Botanic Garden, north gate 'A'. Free admission.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-754-2067
Email: lsengelberg@yahoo.net
Website: http://www.mshosta.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