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Sun Feb 24, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting
eb. 24: Memphis Orchid Society: 2 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. MOS member Melissa Garner will discuss how to prepare orchids for show to maximize your chances of winning ribbons, trophies, and American Orchid Society awards. There will be an orchid auction. Visitors welcome. Memphisorchids.org
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

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
 

Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Winter Plant Walk with Dale Skaggs - Dixon Garden
Dale Skaggs will lead participants throughout the Dixon grounds to highlight more than a dozen winter bloomers from witch hazels to camellias and much more. Coffee and snacks will be served.

Free admission
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
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
 

Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:30 PM

Community Garden Series: Southern Gardening: Weeds in My Garden
Join a local Master Gardener for an overview of the identification
of common weeds and how to deal with them. Pre-registration is
required. Registration begins three weeks prior to each event.
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter, Germantown
Phone: 901-757-7323
Website: http://www.germantown-library.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
 

Thu Mar 21, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society -
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.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
 

Fri Mar 29, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

SPRING FLING presented by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Check out the Spring Fling Page. Speakers Demos, more information pending. Free and fun. Kicking off the spring gardening season.
Location: Big Red Barn at Farmers Market- Agricenter 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis TN 38120
Phone: 901-752-1207
Website: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm

 

Sat Mar 30, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

SPRING FLING presented by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Check out the Spring Fling Page. Speakers Demos, more information pending. Free and fun. Kicking off the spring gardening season.
Location: Big Red Barn at Farmers Market- Agricenter 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis TN 38120
Phone: 901-752-1207
Website: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm
 

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 04, 2019 9 AM - 3 PM

TENNESSEE SMART YARDS: How Does Your Yard Measure Up?
Tennessee Smart Yards: How Does Your Yard Measure Up?
Learn 1)Essential steps to a healthy landscape- for you, your family and the environment 2) Key strategies to managing your soil, turf, and mulch
3) How to use rain water, rain gardens, and rain barrels 4) Landscape design essentials & curb appeal tips 5) How to use environmental friendly fertilizers and plenty more tips! You will receive handbooks, guides, and a "yard stick" to help you measure your progress toward a "Tennessee Smart Yard" - one inch at a time.
Cost is $10 per person. Advance registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants. Lunch will be provided by the Town of Collierville & City of Germantown. To register or for more information call 901-752-1207.
Location: Collierville Chamber of Commerce 485 Halle Park Drive Collierville, TN
Phone: 901-752-1207



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Thu Apr 11, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn - Keeping Your Landscape Looking Good All Summer
Keeping Your Landscape Looking Good All Summer - presented by Dr. Chris Cooper and Booker T Leigh, UT Extension Agents, Shelby County Tennessee
Location: Agricenter - 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Bldg C
Contact: Booker T Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu

 

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
 

Thu Apr 18, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society - "What Not to Plant in Your Garden"
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.org
 

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
 

Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Community Garden Series - Southern Gardening: Mini Cactus and Succulent Gardens
Join a local Master Gardener for an overview if basic principles
of caring for cactus and succulents, then work on starting a small
dish garden to take home. Bring a garden trowel or large kitchen
spoon. Pre-registration is required and begins April 8
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter, Germantown
Phone: 901-757-7323
Website: http://www.germantown-library.org

 

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
 

Thu Jun 13, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn - What is the TN Extension Master Gardener Program
What is the TN Extension Master Gardener Program presented by Dr. Chris Cooper, UT Extension Agent,
Shelby County Tennessee
Location: Agricenter - 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Bldg C
Contact: Booker T Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu

 

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
 

Thu Jul 18, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn - Designing a Perennial Border
Designing a Perennial Border - presented by Joellen Dimond, TSU Extension Agent, Tipton County Tennessee
Location: Agricenter - 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Bldg C
Contact: Booker T Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu

 

Thu Aug 15, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn - Summer Diseases & Insect Control on Plants
Summer Diseases & Insect Control on Plants - presented by Walter Battle, UT Extension Agent, Haywood County Tennessee
Location: Agricenter - 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Bldg C
Contact: Booker T Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu

 

Thu Sep 12, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn - Fabulous Fall Floral Fun
Fabulous Fall Floral Fun - presented by Lee Sammons, UT Extension Agent, Hardeman County Tennessee
Location: Agricenter - 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Bldg C
Contact: Booker T Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu

 

Thu Sep 19, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society -
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.org
 

Thu Oct 03, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn - The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs - presented by Booker T Leigh, UT Extension Agent, Shelby County Tennessee
Location: Agricenter - 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Bldg C
Contact: Booker T Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu

 

Thu Oct 17, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society -
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.org
 

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