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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
 

Sun Jul 23, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society
John Romano presents "Nobile-type Dendrobiums." Visitors welcome
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Thu Jul 27, 2017 9 AM - 12 PM

Water-bath & Pressure canning Class
Registration is $5.00, due by Monday, July 24; Call Cathy Faust at (901)752-1207.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis TN 38120
Contact: Cathy Faust
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Thu Jul 27, 2017 5 PM - 8 PM

Memphis Herb Society
Sasha Daucus, professional herbalist, healer, and owner of Golden Light Center in Southern Missouri, presents "Healthy, Herbal and Wise" an informative program on herbs for strengthening your immune system and your nerves. Program includes a plant walk in the herb garden, plus a picnic dinner supplied by members. You can make and take home an herbal remedy. $10 for guests.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Thu Jul 27, 2017 7 PM

Memphis Cactus & Succulent Society
Cactus Rescue, program on rescuing cactus from development in the Southwest. Also, bring any of your own plants in need of rescue or advice.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Sat Jul 29, 2017 8 AM - 2 PM

Memphis Botanic Garden 50% off PLANT SALE
It's the 50% off EVERYTHING Plant Sale! Perennials, annuals, ferns, hosta, tropicals, shrubs, trees. Don't miss it!
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117- Next to the Pudwell Building


 

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
 

Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:30 PM

Native Bees: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Pollinators of Native Plants
Presented by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with support from Buckman. Heather Holm, horticulturist and biologist, the author of Pollinators of Native Plants and Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, travels from Minnesota to discuss native bees and other pollinators and their relationships with native plants. She will also sign copies of her books; a limited number will be available for purchase at the event. $4 admission benefits environmental education programming of both organizations. Free to WRC & MBG members. Call, email education@wolfriver.org, or visit www.wolfriver.org for more information
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4116; 901-219-7323
Email: education@wolfriver.org
Website: http://wolfriver.org
 

Wed Aug 09, 2017 11 AM - 12 PM

Herbal Beverages
Prepayment required by August 7th. Wondering what to do with nature’s bounty? Join Sherri McCalla and learn how to turn herbs into tasty beverages. Sherri is a Master Gardener, long-time member of the Memphis Herb Society, and MBG’s Herb Garden Curator. Sherri will demonstrate and guests will be able to taste herbal waters, juices, teas, shrubs, and cordials. Tasting the cordial will require proof of age (21 or older). Recipes will be provided. For questions or to register, 901-636-4128. $5 MBG members ($10 non-members).
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Sat Aug 12, 2017 1 PM

Mastering Your Hunting Food Plots
If you have a lease or own land and want to learn best practices for food plots, this seminar is for you.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
 

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
 

Sat Aug 19, 2017 1 PM

Bees, Our Pollinator by the "Bartlett Bee Whisperer"
Seminar by David Glover, the Bartlett Bee Whisperer, will enthrall you about bees and his exploits with them.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
 

Thu Aug 24, 2017 7 PM

Memphis Cactus & Succulent Society
Members share and demonstrate their favorite tools, tips and tricks for potting, transplanting and caring for their plants.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-825-8041
 

Thu Aug 24, 2017 7 PM

Memphis Herb Society: Handling Your Herbal Harvest
Roxi Phillips, local herbalist, leads program on "Handling Your Herbal Harvest." You will take home herbs to use in a special way. $5 charge for non-members. Refreshments at 6:30 pm.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Sun Aug 27, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society: Costa Rica: Four Life Zones During the Monsoon Season
Tom Sampliner presents "Costa Rica: Four Life Zones During the Monsoon Season." Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Wed Aug 30, 2017 1 PM - 4 PM

Basics of Christmas Tree Growing
Participants receive a copy of newly revised Tennessee Christmas Tree Production manual. The 52-page manual covers everything from site selection, tree species and how to market trees. While workshop is free, due to limited space registration is required. Call by August 25. For more information call Booker T. Leigh at same number.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Seeds on Ice: Cary Fowler, Founder of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Brief movie with selecting readings and a book signing by Cary Fowler, author of Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault.
Location: Pink Palace, 3050 Cemtral Avenue, Memphis
 

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
 

Wed Sep 06, 2017 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisor Classes
Learn from certified local experts how to maintain the trees in your yard and protect the trees in your community. The local chapter of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) will be conducting it’s annual Urban Forestry Advisor Classes at the Memphis Botanic Garden starting Sept 6th . Classes are open to anyone and will run 5 consecutive Wednesday mornings from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For a total of 20 hours. Cost is $85 and includes a one-year membership in TUFC. Flyers and applications are available in the Master Gardener Office. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Wed Sep 06, 2017 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisor Classes
Learn from certified local experts how to maintain the trees in your yard and protect the trees in your community. The local chapter of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council(TUFC) will be conducting it's annual Urban Forestry Advisor Classes at the Memphis Botanic Garden starting September 6th. Classses are open to anyone and will run 5 consecutive Wednesday mornings from 9:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. For a total of 20 hours. Cost is $85 and includes one year membership in TUFC. Flyers and applications are available in the Master Gardener Office (at the Agricenter). For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Fri Sep 08, 2017 9 AM - 5 PM

Plant Sale-Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration
Native plant sale, hummingbird banding demonstrations, speakers on various wildlife and conservation topics, craft market, and more.
Cost: $15 (discount for seniors and children)
Note: This event is always the weekend after Labor Day.
Location: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, 285 Plains Rd, Holly Springs, MS
Phone: 662-252-1155
Email: SPACinfo@audubon.org
Website: http://strawberryplains.audubon.org/hummingbird
 

Fri Sep 08, 2017 10 AM - 11 AM

Farm Park Discovery Fridays: How We Get Our Bread
THESE PROGRAMS ARE FOR 3-5 YEAR OLD KIDS! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $10 per student.
Location: Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive, Germantown
Contact: Sherrye Harris
Phone: 901-757-7203
Email: saharris@germantown-tn.gov
 

Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:30 AM - 3 PM

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE presented by Master Gardeners of Crittenden County
Registration form available for download below.
$20.00 postmarked by August 15/ after Aug 15 $25.00
Fees include tea/coffee,snacks, lunch & workshop materials
Agenda: Registration 8:30am
9:00am Welcome,Invocation (Warren Strickland
9:15am Recycle Right (Linda Phillips)
10:00am Composting Made Easy (Jim Volgas)
11:00am Rain Gardens (Melisa Nowag)
12:00 Lunch
Vertical Gardening (Ginny Fletcher)
1:00pm Landscaping with Native Plants (Chris O'Bryan)
2:00pm Sustainable Vegetable Gardening/Farming (Chris Cosby)
Location: Angel's Way Baptist Church
Contact: Russ Parker- Crittenden County Extension Agent
Phone: 870-739-3239
Registration Form: REDUCE,REUSE,Recycle


Registration Form:

reuse-reduce-recycle-2017.pdf.pdf
 

Sat Sep 09, 2017 9 AM - 5 PM

Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration
Native plant sale, hummingbird banding demonstrations, speakers on various wildlife and conservation topics, craft market, and more.
Cost: $15 (discount for seniors and children)
Note: This event is always the weekend after Labor Day.
Location: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, 285 Plains Rd, Holly Springs, MS
Phone: 662-252-1155
Email: SPACinfo@audubon.org
Website: http://strawberryplains.audubon.org/hummingbird
 

Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:30 AM

Save Your Crepe Myrtles
Learn how to treat CMBS (Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale) disease and manage many other pest problems which can occur in the summer.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
 

Sat Sep 09, 2017 1 PM

Save Your Crepe Myrtles
Learn how to treat CMBS (Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale) disease and manage many other pest problems which can occur in the summer.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
 

Sun Sep 10, 2017 9 AM - 5 PM

Hummingbird Migration and Nature Celebration
Native plant sale, hummingbird banding demonstrations, speakers on various wildlife and conservation topics, craft market, and more.
Cost: $15 (discount for seniors and children)
Note: This event is always the weekend after Labor Day.
Location: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, 285 Plains Rd, Holly Springs, MS
Phone: 662-252-1155
Email: SPACinfo@audubon.org
Website: http://strawberryplains.audubon.org/hummingbird
 

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
 

Tue Sep 12, 2017 9 AM - 12 PM

Turf Plot Demonstration
Soil, pH, getting your lawn ready for winter and applied pre-emergence herbicide will also be discussed. See different types of grass: Latitude Bermuda, Celebration Bermuda, Discovery Bermuda, Northbridge Bermuda, Palisades Zoysia, Royal Zoysia, Geo Zoysia, Solow Zoysia, Titan II Fescue and HGT Bluegrass (Health Growth Technology).
Location: Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Tue Sep 12, 2017 10 AM - 12 PM

Herbal Appetizers
Join Herb Garden Manager Sherri McCalla for this class on using herbs to accent food. Sample herbed popcorn and other appetizers, blend and take home some herbed cream cheese. Class fee includes a handout with recipes and tips.

MBG members $5/non-members $10. Call 901-636-4128 to register by September 10.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 901-636-4128
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

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
 

Fri Sep 15, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM

Farm to School Teacher Development Day
REGISTER ONLINE. K-12 grade Professional Development offered with hands-on classroom ready activities to include subject matters in water science, food science/nutrition, environmental sciences, and agriculture science/entrepreneurship. Open to all educators, formal and non-formal.
Lunch will be provided. Certificate of completion will be available at the end of day.
Location: Agricenter Amphitheater, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis
Website: http://agricenter.org/agscience


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Fri Sep 15, 2017 10 AM - 11 AM

Farm Park Discovery Fridays: How We Get Butter
THESE PROGRAMS ARE FOR 3-5 YEAR OLD KIDS! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $10 per student.
Location: Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive, Germantown
Contact: Sherrye Harris
Phone: 901-757-7203
Email: saharris@germantown-tn.gov
 

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
 

Fri Sep 22, 2017 10 AM - 11 AM

Farm Park Discovery Fridays: Saving Seeds at Harvest
THESE PROGRAMS ARE FOR 3-5 YEAR OLD KIDS! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $10 per student.
Location: Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive, Germantown
Contact: Sherrye Harris
Phone: 901-757-7203
Email: saharris@germantown-tn.gov
 

Sun Sep 24, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society: Orchid Fragrance
American Orchid Society Webinar on "Orchid Fragrance." Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Wed Sep 27, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Brown Bag: Gardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators
Join Carson Ellis, Manager of the Garden’s Butterfly Garden to learn about creating a thriving habitat for insect pollinators. This program will focus on the importance of supporting pollinators (like butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, and even flies!), identification and natural history of some of our common garden "guests", and design and maintenance for a successful pollinator habitat.

Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. No registration necessary.

Call 901-636-4100 for more information. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Thu Sep 28, 2017 7 PM

Memphis Herb Society
Chris Cosby, co-founder and managing director of Plants + People, presents "Bioregional Herbalism-Connecting with the Medicine of Home." Chris will encourage us to open our hearts and minds to the commonplace plants around us. Guests $5. Refreshments 6:30 pm.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
 

Fri Sep 29, 2017 10 AM - 11 AM

Farm Park Discovery Fridays: Sowing Seeds for Winter
THESE PROGRAMS ARE FOR 3-5 YEAR OLD KIDS! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $10 per student.
Location: Farm Park, 2660 Cross Country Drive, Germantown
Contact: Sherrye Harris
Phone: 901-757-7203
Email: saharris@germantown-tn.gov
 

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
 

Sat Oct 07, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM

Memphis Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale
Don’t miss our first-ever seasonal plant sale in the new Nursery at the Garden area, featuring a much larger display and many more varieties of pansies, violas, ornamental cabbage, and kale than past fall sales. Selection of perennials will be larger than ever, and plants are well-suited to thrive in our Mid-South climate.
This will be the perfect timing to add a variety of pumpkins and gourds to your home or lawn decor. All proceeds directly support the Garden’s ongoing nature-based and horticultural programs.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://Memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Wed Oct 11, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Brown Bag: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
Beetles (ladybirds, click beetles, fireflies, ground beetles, and weevils to name a few) comprise the most diverse group of animals on Earth. Dr. Duane McKenna from the University of Memphis Department of Biological Sciences will present a lecture on beetles, including information about their diversity, their roles in Earth's ecosystems, and his research to unravel their family tree and remarkable habits, including their apparent success in feeding on plants.

Registration not necessary. Free with Garden admission.
Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Cafe at the Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

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
 

Thu Oct 19, 2017 7 PM

Mid South Hosta Society: Speaker- Gene E Bush "Color Combinations for the Shade Garden"
Shade garden expert (Gene E Bush) presentation featuring subtle, and not so subtle, combinations that bring out the best in each other and prove there is no shortage of color for shade gardens. Drawing from over thirty years of gardening experience and twenty years in the nursery trade, he uses both native and non-native perennial shade and woodland plants to form what he refers to as a casual "Wild" style.
Social time and refreshments begin at 6:30p.m.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Contact: Virginia Goodwin-Gray
Email: virginiagg@comcast.net
 

Sun Oct 22, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society: Repotting with Orchiata
Graham Ramsey presents program on Repotting with Orchiata. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Sat Nov 04, 2017 10 AM - 1 PM

Daffodil Bulb Sale
Over 50 different cultivars of daffodil bulbs that grow well in the Mid-South will be on sale. Plant list attached. Cash and checks only.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Potting Hub
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org

Daffodil Bulb List

Daffodil Bulb List
 

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
 

Wed Nov 08, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Brown Bag: Bugs that Attack..Other Bugs!
Local gardening expert Tonya Ashworth will sort out the beneficials from the baddies. She will also explore ways to make our gardens more welcoming for beneficial insects.

Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden.

No registration necessary. Call 901-636-4100 for more information. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Thu Nov 16, 2017 11 AM

Phoebe Cook Lecture: Collecting New and Hardy Plants in Mountains of Northern Vietnam- Sue & Bleddyn Wynn-Jones
Open to the public and free with Membership or regular admission.
Limited seating available.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens-Winegardner Auditorium
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Nov 16, 2017 7 PM

Memphis Herb Society Meeting
Learn to make Kokedamas, Japanese moss balls that contain a living plant, under the direction of Ann Lanphere. Silent Auction of handcrafted items such as herbal teas, vinegars and more. Refreshments at 6:30. Guests: $5
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-754-4929
 

Sun Nov 19, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting
Alex Kumok presents the program "Orchid Inventory: How to keep track of your collection." Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://www.memphisorchards.org
 

Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:15 PM

Memphis Fern Society Meeting
Dr. Eugene McKenzie conducts a class on fern propagation through spore sowing. All who attend will have an opportunity to propagate a fern.
Location: Town Village, Audubon Park, 950 Cherry Road
 

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5 PM - 6 PM

Monthly Botany Talks: A Casual Discussion of Plant Families
Participate in group discussions on a particular plant family. Each monthly discussion will be led by an enthusiast of that family. Suggested book: Botany in a Day by Thomas J Elpel. Supplemental pages and refreshments provided. Free admission.
Location: Dixon Garden Office
 

Thu Dec 21, 2017 6 PM - 8 PM

The Dixon Collects: Amaryllis Exhibition
Celebrate the winter solstice with the opening of The Dixon Collects: Amaryllis Exhibition featuring the Dixon collection that started in 2014. Visitors will view the amaryllis in the collection as well as new additions.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Canale Conservatory
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 1: Creating a Landscape Plan
Master Gardener, David Fuchs, will present a class on the on 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 will be discussed.
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 2: What Hydrangea Where
Master Gardener, Linda Lanier, will present a class on "What Hydrangea Where?" This class is also called "Hydrangeas for Sun and Shade". The presentation discusses which hydrangea species does best in what type of location, how to prune it and the varieties available. Talk includes many photos of hydrangeas in the speaker's garden and from garden tours.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 3: Soil and Composting
Master Gardener, Jim Volgas, will present "Soil and Composting". Covers the questions: what is healthy soil, how do we obtain it and how does composting relate to soil building.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 4: Nine Rules for a Mixed and Blended Garden
Master Gardener, Jean Ward-Jones presents "Nine Rules for a Mixed and Blended Garden". Check these nine rules for a mixed and blended garden and compare them against your garden to get some great ideas for improving the overall look, dressing up a particular area, using your own unique creative style and pulling it all together.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 5: Introduction to Pruning
Master Gardener, Bill Cummings, presents "Introduction to Pruning". Reduce your pruning by learning why, when and how proper pruning will keep your plants attractive and vigorous adding years to their usefulness and beauty.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 6: ABCs of Herb Gardening
Master Gardener, John Peterson, presents the ABCs of Herb Gardening. Are you planning herbs in your garden or planning an herb garden? This class will present thoughts about growing herbs and some ways to use them and preserve your harvest.
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Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Mar 24, 2018 2 PM - 5 PM

Daffodil Show
The Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society host the 8th annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodil whose names are not known are welcome to be entered in the "just for fun" category.
Entries will be received Friday, March 23rd from Noon thru 4pm and on Saturday, March 24th from 9-9:30am.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information.

Free admission.

Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Contact: Molly Hampton
Phone: 901-312-1248
Email: molhampton@aol.com
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sun Mar 25, 2018 1 PM - 4 PM

Daffodil Show
The Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society host the 8th annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodil whose names are not known are welcome to be entered in the "just for fun" category.
Entries will be received Friday, March 23rd from Noon thru 4pm and on Saturday, March 24th from 9-9:30am.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information.

Free admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Contact: Molly Hampton
Email: molhampton@aol.com
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Apr 05, 2018 8 AM - 5:30 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The 2008 American Daffodil Society National Convention will be in the greater Nashville area April 5-8, 2018. The convention features a national daffodil show and educational sessions free and open to the public. To read about the schedule events, visit the ADS website.
Location: Nashville, TN
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

Fri Apr 06, 2018 8 AM - 5:30 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The 2008 American Daffodil Society National Convention will be in the greater Nashville area April 5-8, 2018. The convention features a national daffodil show and educational sessions free and open to the public. To read about the schedule events, visit the ADS website. Optional tours to The Parthenon and The Hermitage, judging, show open to the public, social hour, and awards dinner.
Location: Nashville, TN
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

Sat Apr 07, 2018 8 AM - 5:30 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The 2008 American Daffodil Society National Convention will be in the greater Nashville area April 5-8, 2018. The convention features a national daffodil show and educational sessions free and open to the public. To read about the schedule events, visit the ADS website. Educational seminars (Ted Snazell "Hybridizing Jonquil and Tazetta Daffodils"; Julie Hardy "Irish Hybridizers and their Daffodils"; Frans Veul "Growing and Breeding Daffodils in Holland"; and a visit to Carnton, a historic plantation house in Franklin. Keynote speaker, Frans Veul of veul Bulbs "New Varieties from Holland Breeders and Growers"
Location: Nashville, TN
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

Sun Apr 08, 2018 1 PM - 4 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society host the 8th annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodil whose names are not known are welcome to be entered in the "just for fun" category.
Entries will be received Friday, March 23rd from Noon thru 4pm and on Saturday, March 24th from 9-9:30am.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information.

Free admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

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