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Thu Jan 24, 2019 7 PM - 8 PM

Memphis Herb Society Meeting - Designing the Herb Graden
Designing the Herb Garden with Chris Cosby, a dynamic and respected horticulturist, educator, former curator of six of the themed gardens at Memphis Botanic Garden, shares principles of design with us. He discusses how best to design your own personal herb garden. Be ready to take notes and make diagrams. His website is plantspluspeople.com. Guests $5. Refreshments at 6:30 pm.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden - Goldsmith Room

 

Sat Jan 26, 2019 10 AM - 2 PM

The Birds & the Seeds:Winter Workshops & Seed Swap
If you are into birdwatching and gardening, you won't want to miss this Workshop & Seed Swap. Activities for the event: Seed swap & giveaways, seminars, birdwatching & gardening experts to answer questions, beginners seminar, owl pellet dissection, and seed starting activity stations, cooking demos, children's activities, tool sharpening, birding from the balcony,
Free admission. Fees for tool sharpening, plant purchases & Bird on a Wire string art workshop
Community partners joining the event:
City of Memphis Horticulturist, Connie Shepherd
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Horticulture Society's new "Cultivate the Wild" group
Memphis River Parks Partnership
Memphis Tilth
Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Tennessee Ornithological Society
UT Extension Service
Wild Birds Unlimited
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
Local members of our community who have extra seeds to share
Location: Lichterman Nature Center 5992 Quince Road Memphis TN 38119
Phone: 901-636-2211
 

Sat Jan 26, 2019 10 AM - 2 PM

Litchterman Birds and Seeds winter workshop and seed swap
Bird watching, owl pellet dissection, culinary plant sales, cooking demonstration, seed giveaways, garden tool sharpening and move. Meet a live owl. Community birding and gardening experts to answer your questions. Displays from Art with an Explanation Contest (accepting applications now).
Location: Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road, Memphis 38119
Website: http://www.memphismuseums.org
 

Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Hypertufa Trough Workshop at Dixon
Make your own “stone sink”, perfect for displaying dwarf conifers, miniature hostas
and bulbs, and other tiny plants. Includes all supplies and instructions to create a 12”
by 18” trough. Participants will need to return to pick up troughs after several days of
drying time.

Appropriate plants for your trough will be available at our Spring Plant Sale.

Registration required | Space limited
Members $50; non-members $60
Please call (901) 761-5250 to register
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Catmur Hort Bldg
Phone: 901.761.5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University:"Pollinators in the Garden" with Master Gardener Evelyn Ward
Learn about the three main types of Pollinators: bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Discover their economic value, what they eat, how they gather pollen, and where they like to live so you can attract them to your garden.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sun Jan 27, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting
2 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. Randy Bayer, MOS member and University of Memphis professor will give a presentation on masdevallia and dracula orchids. There will be an orchid auction. Visitors welcome. memphisorchids.org
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Soils & Composting" with Master Gardener Jim Volgas
“Soil and Composting” Cover the questions; what is healthy soil, how do we obtain it and how does composting relate to soil building.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Tue Feb 05, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Hort Society Mtg - Thirty Years of Ornamental Plant Pathology
Dr. Alan Windham is a professor of ornamental and turf plant pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture in Nashville. He specializes in diagnosis and management of diseases of ornamental plants and turf grass mycology, microscopy and macro-photography.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis 38117
Contact: Tom Rieman
Phone: 901.636.4134
Email: thriema@aol.com
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org/events/
 

Tue Feb 05, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Meeting - Thirty Years of Ornamental Plant Pathology: Old Foes, New Challenges with Dr Alan Windham
Dr. Alan Windham is a professor of ornamental and turf plant pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture in Nashville. He specializes in diagnosis and management of diseases of ornamental plants and turf grass mycology, microscopy and macro-photography.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Tue Feb 05, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Meeting - Thirty Years of Ornamental Plant Pathology: Old Foes, New Challenges with Dr Alan Windham
Dr. Alan Windham is a professor of ornamental and turf plant pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture in Nashville. He specializes in diagnosis and management of diseases of ornamental plants and turf grass mycology, microscopy and macro-photography.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Thu Feb 07, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM

For the Love of Gardening at Memphis Botanic Garden
Join us in February to learn how YOU can Grow Local! Memphis Tilth is partnering with MBG to host a 3-part garden themed workshop series with each week focusing on a new topic led by local gardeners from our communities and neighborhoods.


February 7: Jennifer Marshall (Community Garden Organizer) – Find out how your yard can be a part of a larger community of environmental efforts and to encourage/support wildlife. Topics include wildlife habitat certification, monarch waystation recognition, and pollinator garden certification.

$10 at the door. $8 at https://flog2019.eventbrite.com
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Film showing - The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand
Six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Karyl Evans has combined landscape
architecture and filmmaking to create The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand. The documentary
is an inspiring film about Beatrix Farrand’s challenging life and her stunning 50-year career as a
landscape architect. Evans has produced many documentaries, including Letter from Italy, 1944: A
New American Oratorio narrated by Meryl Streep, which won Karyl the 2016 "Most Outstanding
Director" Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Ms. Evans will have DVDs of her film available for purchase at the screening

Free admission
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Feb 09, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Gardening Styles - History is a Great Teacher
Free Seminar. Garden style is something which we take for granted, come learn the origins and steal some great ideas for your garden.Garden style is something which we take for granted, come learn the origins and steal some great ideas for your garden.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Feb 16, 2019 9 AM - 12 PM

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: CREATING A BACKYARD RETREAT
Join us for this program on creating an oasis in your back-yard. Bob Krekelberg will offer some ideas on garden shed make-overs and creating amazing yard art from finds on antiquing trips. Master Gardeners Anne Riordan and Caroline Brown will discuss plant selection and design, and Botanic Garden Horticulturist, Blair Combest will present a portion on ‘Garden to Table’. No registration necessary. $5 MBG members and Master Gardeners with badge, $10 general public. 901-636-4128 for more information. Don't miss it!
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
Contact: Laurie Williams
Phone: 901-636-4128

 

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM

For the Love of Gardening at Memphis Botanic Garden
Join us in February to learn how YOU can Grow Local! Memphis Tilth is partnering with MBG to host a 3-part garden themed workshop series with each week focusing on a new topic led by local gardeners from our communities and neighborhoods.

February 21: Chris Peterson (Alpha Omega Veterans Services Urban Farm Manager) – Get tips on proper gardening tool usage and maintenance.

$10 at the door. $8 at https://flog2019.eventbrite.com
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Thu Feb 21, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM

For the Love of Gardening at Memphis Botanic Garden
Join us in February to learn how YOU can Grow Local! Memphis Tilth is partnering with MBG to host a 3-part garden themed workshop series with each week focusing on a new topic led by local gardeners from our communities and neighborhoods.

February 21: Chris Peterson (Alpha Omega Veterans Services Urban Farm Manager) – Get tips on proper gardening tool usage and maintenance.

$10 at the door. $8 at https://flog2019.eventbrite.com
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Dixon - Aromatherapy Workshop
Join Upasana Singh for a calming workshop to learn how aromatherapy can be incorporated into our lives. Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils and other aromatic compounds, for
the purpose of altering one’s mood, or to enhance one’s well being, psychologically or physically. Participants will blend essential oils that complement their own personal constitution in a variety of products in this hands-on workshop.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Catmur Horticulture Building
Registration required | Space limited
Members $50; non-members $60
Call (901) 761-5250 to register
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Feb 23, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Gardening Blunders, Learn from your Mistakes
We hate making mistakes, learn from the mistakes of others. This class covers a bunch of ground and is beginner and veteran gardener friendly.
Free seminar.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Thu Feb 28, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM

For the Love of Gardening at Memphis Botanic Garden
Join us in February to learn how YOU can Grow Local! Memphis Tilth is partnering with MBG to host a 3-part garden themed workshop series with each week focusing on a new topic led by local gardeners from our communities and neighborhoods.

February 28: Asuka Yow (Community Kitchen Coordinator) - Learn about the dangers of sugar and benefits of eating fresh produce.

$10 at the door. $8 at https://flog2019.eventbrite.com
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Dixon - National Floral Design Day Workshop
Come celebrate this special day at the Dixon by creating your own fresh floral arrangement! Kim Jameson, our professional floral designer, will instruct, guide and share tricks of the trade with you as you create your own floral design to take home. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Catmur Horticulture Building All supplies provided Registration required | Limited to 15 participants Members $50; non-members $60 To register please call (901) 761-5250.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Tue Mar 05, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Hort Society Mtg - Perennials, New & Surprising by Jeanne Guidi
Jeanne Guidi and her husband, Ray, own and operate Melodia Hill Plant Farm, a wholesale nursery outside of Jackson, TN. They specialize in plant material for the challenging climates of East to West Tennessee and have over 30 years of combined growing experience in Zones 6 and 7. Many of their plant selections have been trialed at UT Extension gardens in Jackson and Knoxville. In addition, they are certified as a Master Producer through the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis 38117
Contact: Tom Rieman
Phone: 901.636.4134
Email: thriema@aol.com
Website: http://https://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Dixon - Staghorn Fern Workshop
Participants will learn about staghorn ferns' culture and care and will receive their own fern and wood piece on which to mount it. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Catmur Horticulture Building Registration required | Space limited Members $25; non-members $35 Call (901) 761-5250 to register.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Mar 16, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - New Plants for the upper south
Richard Williamson (plant guru) sales consultant for Bracy’s Nursery, a grower that provides great container plants to independent garden centers across the south.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sun Mar 17, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM

Dixon - Talk at Two and Toast to the Tulips with Philipp Laagland
Join our Dutch friend Philipp Laagland and learn about the Dutch bulb industry. Laagland’s family business began in 1910 in the fields of De Zilk in The Netherlands and is one of the largest flower bulb growers and exporters in the world. Philipp will review annual cycles of production from planting to selling and will discuss ways to use flower bulbs in your landscape designs. After the lecture, please join us in the cutting garden to toast the tulips and enjoy the popular and
colorful blooms that herald spring.

Free with membership or regular admission

Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Mar 23, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Spring is Officially Here
Learn about plants which are new and arriving soon, plus how you can have a better garden this spring. What is timely that you should be doing in the garden now!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Mar 23, 2019 2 PM - 5 PM

Mid-South Daffodil Society - Daffodil Show
The Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society host the ninth annual Daffodil Show! Visiting our local daffodil show is the best way to see the many different varieties of daffodils that can be successfully grown in our area. See the many colors (white, green, yellow, pink, orange, and red), shapes, and forms available. Nothing beats seeing the different blooms! Volunteers will
be available to answer questions and provide educational information about daffodils. Free admission.
For more information about daffodils, see the American Daffodil Society web site: daffodilusa.org

Please call (901) 312-1248 with any questions.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-312-1248
Website: http://www.daffodilusa.org

 

Mon Mar 25, 2019 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Great Ferns for the Southern Garden and Their Shady Friends with Eleanor Craig
The Dixon and the Memphis Fern Society are pleased to welcome Eleanor Craig. The owner of
Fern Ridge Farms in Northeastern Alabama, Eleanor grows over 75 varieties of ferns. She is an
expert in growing and propagating ferns, and her quick wit and in-depth knowledge make her a
popular speaker.

Information on how to join the Memphis Fern Society will be available, and ferns will be available
for purchase.

Free with Membership or regular admission
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Tue Apr 02, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM

Memphis Hort Society Mtg - 3rd Annual Rare & Unique Plant Silent Auction
Join us Tuesday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Room of the Memphis Botanic Garden for a lively silent auction of rare and unique plants.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memhis
Contact: Tom Rieman
Phone: 901.386.7539
Email: thriema@aol.com
Website: http://https://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Thu Apr 11, 2019 4 PM - 7 PM

Dixon Garden Fair Preview Day
The gardening event of the spring season! This year’s annual plant sale will offer over 15,000 plants with a focus on rare, choice and unusual varieties as well as essential plants for the Mid-South shade garden. You will also find an extensive selection of herbs, ferns, native azaleas and herbaceous and Itoh peonies. This two-day event has something for plant enthusiasts at all levels and interests – from the beginning gardener to the certified plant nerd.

Dixon members will have the opportunity to shop early at the Members-Only Preview Party April 11 from 4 – 7 p.m. The plant sale is open to the public Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and Saturday April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dixon garden staff, Memphis Area Master Gardeners and local experts will be available to answer your gardening questions. A comprehensive plant sale list will be available on the website (www.dixon.org) by April 1.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Fri Apr 12, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM

Dixon Garden Fair
The gardening event of the spring season! This year’s annual plant sale will offer over 15,000 plants with a focus on rare, choice and unusual varieties as well as essential plants for the Mid-South shade garden. You will also find an extensive selection of herbs, ferns, native azaleas and herbaceous and Itoh peonies. This two-day event has something for plant enthusiasts at all levels and interests – from the beginning gardener to the certified plant nerd.

Dixon garden staff, Memphis Area Master Gardeners and local experts will be available to answer your gardening questions. A comprehensive plant sale list will be available on the website (www.dixon.org) by April 1.

Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Apr 13, 2019 9 AM - 2 PM

Dixon Garden Fair - Plant Sale
The gardening event of the spring season! This year’s annual plant sale will offer over 15,000 plants with a focus on rare, choice and unusual varieties as well as essential plants for the Mid-South shade garden. You will also find an extensive selection of herbs, ferns, native azaleas and herbaceous and Itoh peonies. This two-day event has something for plant enthusiasts at all levels and interests – from the beginning gardener to the certified plant nerd.

Dixon garden staff, Memphis Area Master Gardeners and local experts will be available to answer your gardening questions. A comprehensive plant sale list will be available on the website (www.dixon.org) by April 1.

Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Apr 13, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Container Gardening and Flowers Galore
Spring is here and container gardening is very popular. Learn how best to succeed – soils, fertilizers, plants, plus see our terrific collection of new containers.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Apr 20, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Monrovia Nursery - The Best Plans
The nation’s leader in cool plant introductions shares some of their present & future stars; presented by Brent Grunfeld our Monrovia Tennessee representative.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Tue May 07, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Meeting - Restoring Our Grasslands with Dr Wayne Estes
Dr. Dwayne Estes, director of Austin Peay State University’s Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, is a passionate advocate for our native grassland habitats, their preservation and restoration. He was awarded the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Conservationist of the Year Award in 2017.

https://www.segrasslands.org/
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Sat May 11, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Kitchen Gardening & Organics
Growing your own food is cool, and eating is even better. Learn the best plants for gardens with little or no input of chemicals. Composting, plus organics will be touched on.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat May 25, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - We love butterflies and hummingbirds
IF you plant the right stuff, your garden will host these winged wonders; come learn what is best and other neat facts. A good class for gardeners & critter lovers!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 08, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - The Water Garden
If you have a water garden, are interested in how to have cleaner water, or if you are not sure what an ecosystem is and how it helps you in your pond – this class is for you!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 22, 2019 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Shade Gardening
Work with Nature – shade can be hard if you are fighting with nature. Learn to be one with the shade garden and which of our plants are best for a long show!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.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