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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 natureís 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 MBGís 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 itís 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


Farm to Park Teacher Development Day
 

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 Gardenís 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 Fratelliís Cafť 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
Donít 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 Gardenís 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 Fratelliís 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
 

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
 

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