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Thu Jun 01, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

What is the TN Extension Master Gardener Program?
Speaker Dr. Chris Cooper, UT Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat Jun 03, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM

Through Our Garden Gates - Memphis Area Master Gardeners garden tour
Seven fantastic gardens! In addition to inspiring gardens to give you design ideas and solutions to common problems there will be detailed plant lists available at each garden as well as garden experts to answer questions and demonstrations to help you become a master of your garden! Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

Location: Download this map and directions at https://goo.gl/maps/afTgmSrUXJR2
Contact: Tom Rieman
Phone: 901-386-7539


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Tue Jun 06, 2017 6 PM

Memphis Horticulture Society - Picnic & Movie
Bring a friend! Barbeque, drinks, and desserts provided by MHS. Please bring a side dish that goes with BBQ. Hope to see you all for a fun night.
MOVIE: GREENFINGERS
Inmate Colin Briggs (Clive Owen) is introduced to gardening and when the thriving prison garden attracts
the attention of flamboyant gardening expert, Georgina
Woodhouse (Helen Mirren), she offers to sponsor the
inmates in an upcoming flower show. At the Hampton Court Flower Show, Colin meets Georgina's daughter and a romance blooms.
Starring:Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, David Kelly
Runtime:1 hour, 31 minutes
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden at Sara's Place
Contact: Ann Hopper
Phone: 901-266-4060
 

Wed Jun 07, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Arabo-Islamic Approaches to the Use of Herbs, Potions, and Fragrances for Physical, Spiritual Healing and Magic
Assistant professor Beverly Tsacoyianis, University of Memphis. $7 ($5 students with ID and senior citizens age 65 plus). Free to Dixon members.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Phone: 901-761-5250
 

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Sugars and Salts
The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden. The last hour will be spent learning how to use herbs in making and using sugars and salts.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

2017 MID-SOUTH HYDRANGEA SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Hydrangeas - Selection, Care, & Design
Register Early- Seating is limited to 200.

Speakers: Natalia Hamill;Mal Condon; Vanessa Gardner Nagel; and Dr. Michael Dirr
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens 4339 Park Avenue Memphis Tn 38117
Contact: Linda Orton
Phone: 901-275-9176


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Sat Jun 10, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM

Arborist Certification Prep Course
This course provides preparatory information and/or review for students who wish to take the “Certified Arborist Examination” designated by the International Society of Arboriculture’s certification program. Some of the topics to be covered are tree biology, soil properties, water management, nutrition and fertilization, tree pruning, selection, disease and problem diagnosis. Exam to be held 07/22/17. Required Text: “Certified Arborist Study Guide” 2011 edition, available through the I.S.A. bookstore. See listed website. Call for more information or to register. $100 class fee does not include text or ISA exam.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
Website: http://Isa-arbor.com
 

Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Water Gardens & Water Features
Often people are confused about how best to take care of their water gardens. This class is perfect for new pond owners or those who are considering making this investment. Bring your questions!
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 10, 2017 10 AM - 2 PM

Mid-Suth Hydrangea Society Plant Sale
Sale is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ( or until sellout) at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens (West parking lot). Quantities are limited so get there early! Here's a peek at some of the varieities we'll have.
NOTE: Sale will open for the Mid-South Hydrangea Society Conference attendees at 8:30 a.m.
Location: at Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Contact: Caroline Brown


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Sat Jun 10, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Water Gardens & Water Features
Often people are confused about how best to take care of their water gardens. This class is perfect for new pond owners or those who are considering making this investment. Bring your questions!
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sun Jun 11, 2017 12 PM - 4 PM

Mid-South Hydrangea Society East Memphis Garden Tour
$10 for four gardens. Free for Mid-South Hydrangea Society Conference attendees. Call or email for locations.
Phone: 901-275-9176
Email: bellahydrangea@gmail.com
 

Thu Jun 15, 2017 5 PM - 6 PM

Rhododendron Hybrids Botany Talk
$8 per month or $70 per year ($5 per month or $50 per year for Dixon members).
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
 

Sat Jun 17, 2017 9 AM - 1 PM

Crittenden County Master Gardeners Garden Tours & Seminars
Free Admission- Rain or Shine
Garden Hosts: Art & Sandi Angeletti
2965 S. Alpe Lane Crawfordsville, Ark.
Speaker: Kathy Davenport, MG -Topic: Propagation

Jeff & Sheri Tacker
207 Callan Cove-Delta Acres Marion, Ark.
Speaker: Jeff Tacker, MG Topic- Greenhouses

Todd & Christina Underhill
621 N. Delta Drive Marion, Ark
Speaker: Christina Underhill, MG
Topic-Growing & Harvesting Luffa's

Tracy & Regina Young
507 Carriage Cove Marion, Ark
Speaker: Melinda Akins, MG Topic- Making Your Own Pots
Location: Crawfordsville, Arkansas and Marion, Arkansas
Contact: Sharon Masner
Phone: 901-848-4449


Crittenden County Master Gardeners Garden Tours & Seminars
 

Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Build a Bamboo Trellis for a Fragrant Moonvine
Supplies provided. Reservations required.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Catmur Horticulture Bldg)
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Summer Lecture Series: Jack Kenner "Photographing Nature in your Backyard and Beyond"
Free to members of Wolf River Conservancy or Memphis Botanic Garden;$4 admission for non-members. Courtesy of Wolf River Conservancy, Crawford Howard Private Foundation, and Buckman Corp.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://www.wolfriver.org
 

Wed Jun 21, 2017

Munch and Learn: Fragrance in Aromatherapy – an Historical and Cultural Perspective
Fragrance in Aromatherapy – an Historical and Cultural Perspective: Upasana Singh, Master Gardener
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
 

Wed Jun 21, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Fragrance in Aromatherapy – an Historical and Cultural Perspective
Fragrance in Aromatherapy – an Historical and Cultural Perspective: Upasana Singh, Master Gardener
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 Jun 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Shade Gardening
Shade is often considered difficult to garden in. Learn which plants create the best show in your shady areas. Growing grass in the shade is always confusing. If you have problem areas, come get a solution.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 24, 2017 10 AM

A Tour Through the Trees
Drummonds Park Arboretum walk through the trees will include a team of experts: Carol Reese, Joellen Dimond, Shawn Posey, Eric Bridges and Wes Hopper. Check flyer for additional information.
Location: 270 Tate Road, Drummonds, TN
Contact: Roxi Phillips
Phone: 901-476-0231
Email: roxannamp@gmail.com


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Sat Jun 24, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Shade Gardening
Shade is often considered difficult to garden in. Learn which plants create the best show in your shady areas. Growing grass in the shade is always confusing. If you have problem areas, come get a solution.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sun Jun 25, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society
Melissa Garner presents "The History of American Society Awards." Visitors welcome
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Mon Jun 26, 2017 8 AM

MBG & New Sculpture in Conifer Garden
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Contact: Jana Wilson
Phone: 901-636-4121
Email: jana.wilson@memphisbotanicgarden.com


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Tue Jun 27, 2017 7 PM

Memphis Bonsai Society
Program on Tropical Bonsai. Members urged to bring Tropicals or other variety to work on.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Thu Jun 29, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Summer Diseases & Insect Control on Plants
Speaker: Walter Battle, UT Extension Director, Haywood County TN
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Fri Jun 30, 2017 10 AM - 3 PM

Mid-South Great Tomato Contest sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Rotating education programs: Heirloom tomatoes history, tomatoes in a Grow Box, Tomatoes in a straw bale, Tomatoes in a burlap bag, Tomato pruning for yield, Tomato pests and diseases, Making salsa (with kids), and Tomato recipes.
Friday: Entries accepted and judging begins continuing through Saturday with judging and awards ceremony on Saturday.
Location: Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center 6903 Great View Drive North Memphis,TN
Contact: Debbie Griste-Evans
Email: greattomatocontest@gmail.com



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Sat Jul 01, 2017 12 PM - 8 PM

Mid-South Great Tomato Contest sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Rotating education programs: Heirloom tomatoes history, tomatoes in a Grow Box, Tomatoes in a straw bale, Tomatoes in a burlap bag, Tomato pruning for yield, Tomato pests and diseases, Making salsa (with kids), and Tomato recipes.
Friday: Entries accepted and judging begins continuing through Saturday with judging and awards ceremony on Saturday.
Location: Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center 6903 Great View Drive North Memphis,TN
Contact: Debbie Griste-Evans
Email: greattomatocontest@gmail.com



Great Tomato Schedule 2017
 

Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Summer Lecture Series: Dr.Wayne Estes - "Restoring Our Grasslands"
Free to members of Wolf River Conservancy or Memphis Botanic Garden;$4 admission for non-members.
Courtesy of Wolf River Conservancy, Crawford Howard Private Foundation, and Buckman Corp.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://www.wolfriver.org
 

Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:30 PM

Memphis Horticulture Society "Kudzu and You-The Good,the Bad, the Ugly"
Speaker: Dr. John Byrd, Mississippi State University
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Martha Garner
Phone: 901-619-8939
 

Thu Jul 13, 2017 10 AM - 5 PM

SUMMER CELEBRATION LAWN & GARDEN SHOW
Dont' miss it! Garden talks, plant sale, vendors.
NOTE: Plant Sale starts at 9 a.m.
Location: 605 Airways Blvd Jackson TN 38301


 

Thu Jul 20, 2017 5 PM - 6 PM

Monthly Botany Talks (Discussion format)- Mint Family
Discussion led by Connie Shepherd(Horticulturist City of Memphis); Members $5;non-members $8

Suggested book:
Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel.
Supplemental pages and refreshments provided.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Garden (Garden Office)
Contact: Suzy Askew
Phone: 90-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:30 PM

Memphis Horticulture Society "Gardening in the Age of Social Media:What's Useful?"
Speaker: Caroline Brown, Master Gardener, Dixon Plant Sale Co-Chair
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Martha Garner
Phone: 901-619-8939
 

Mon Aug 07, 2017

Summer Lecture Series: Heather Holm - "Native Bees"
Free to members of Wolf River Conservancy or Memphis Botanic Garden;$4 admission for non-members. Courtesy of Wolf River Conservancy, Crawford Howard Private Foundation, and Buckman Corp.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://www.wolfriver.org
 

Wed Aug 16, 2017 12 PM

Dixon Munch & Learn: Isobel Ritch - "Gardens of the Pious - Church Gardens and Their History"
Speaker: Isobel Ritch, ASLA
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Aug 17, 2017 5 PM - 6 PM

Monthly Botany Talks (Discussion format)- Barberry Family
Discussion led by Chris Cosby (Co-founde/Director of Plants Plus People);
Members $5; non-members $8

Suggested book: Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel.
Supplemental pages and refreshments provided.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Garden (Garden Office)
Contact: Suzy Askew
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:30 PM

Memphis Horticulture Society "The Highline in NYC"
Speaker: Cheryl Converse
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Martha Garner
Phone: 901-619-8939
 

Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Summer Lecture Series: Dr.Jason Hoeksema - "Wild Mushrooms"
Free to members of Wolf River Conservancy or Memphis Botanic Garden;$4 admission for non-members. Courtesy of Wolf River Conservancy, Crawford Howard Private Foundation, and Buckman Corp.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://www.wolfriver.org
 

Thu Sep 14, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Preparing the Landscape for Winter
Speaker: Joellen Dimond, Tennessee State University, Tipton County Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Thu Sep 21, 2017 5 PM - 6 PM

Monthly Botany Talks (Discussion format)- Fern Family
Discussion led by Dr. Eugene McKenzie/Member of Memphis Fern Society;
Members $5; non-members $8

Suggested book: Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel.
Supplemental pages and refreshments provided.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Garden (Garden Office)
Contact: Suzy Askew
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:30 PM

Memphis Horticulture Society "Fletcher Moss Park & Parsonage Didsbury, England"
Speaker: Tom Pellet, Memphis Garden Disigner
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Martha Garner
Phone: 901-619-8939
 

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
Speaker: Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:30 PM

Memphis Horticulture Society "The Garden and The Workshop-Working Together for a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table"
resentation by: Julie & Ted Wilson, Suzy Askew and Larry Rains
Garden inspired designs for the table and the men who make it happen.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Martha Garner
Phone: 901-619-8939
 

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