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Sat Jun 01, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM

Memphis Area Master Gardeners 10th Annual Through Our Garden Gates
4526 Chickasaw Road Memphis 38117
4527 Chickasaw Road Memphis 38117
4839 Fleetview Avenue Memphis 38117
254 North Rose Road Memphis 38117
196 Highland Street North Memphis 38111
253 Windover Grove Drive Memphis 38111
3828 Kearney Avenue Memphis 38111
Location: see addresses above
Contact: Laurie Rieman
Phone: 901-692-2291
Email: thrieman@aol.com
Website: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/togg.htm
 

Sat Jun 01, 2019 9 AM - 12 PM

Memphs Botanic Garden- Bicentennial Blues Bed
In honor of Memphis' 200-year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit the Garden each week
Location: 750 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38117
Contact: Hilary Cox
Phone: 901-636-4120

bicentnennial_bed__press_release.pdf
 

Sat Jun 01, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM

Planting & Caring for Day Lilies in Memphis
Presentation by Richard Williamson,
Refreshments and special discounts provided. Reservations not required.
Free.
Location: Palladio Garden- 2231 Central Avenue Memphis, TN
Contact: John Jennings
Email: john.jennings@palladiomemphis.com
 

Mon Jun 03, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/

 

Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Dixon workshop: Floral Design with Ferns and Flowers with Kim Jameson
Floral Design with Ferns and Flowers with Kim Jameson, Dixon Floral Designer Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8:00pm - Catmur Horticulture Building 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 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
 

Mon Jun 10, 2019 9 AM - 12 PM

Junior Master Gardener Plant Camp - Plants Go & Grow!
Ages 8- 12
Monday - Friday, June 10- June 14, 2019 9a.m.-Noon

Plant Growth and Development. Have you ever imagined what our world would be like without plants? Plants are the beginning of the food chain, the clothes in your closet, the air we breath, which makes our world beautiful.
Learning will be through hands-on activities, crafts, and music including a service project.
Friday at 11:30 will be the Parents' Program. Parents are encouraged to attend.
The fee for Plant Camp is $40.00 per participant. (If you have more than 1 participant please register each separately). This includes all project materials, activities, and Plant Camp T-shirt. To register your child for Plant Camp, you need to: (1) go to the website listed below, (2) click on "Purchase" on the right to make a payment by credit card, and then (3) download and mail the medical form to:
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Road, Box 9
Memphis, TN 38120
Attn: Tim Roberts
Registration closes June 5, 2019
Location: Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Box 9
Contact: Tim Roberts, Extension Agent
Phone: 901-757-7777 ext. 5 (Education)
Website: http://www.agricenter.org/plantcamp

 

Mon Jun 10, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.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 15, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM

Organic Gardening: Views from a Purist
Presentation: Vador Vance
Refreshments and special discounts provided. Reservations not required.
Free.
Location: Palladio Garden- 2231 Central Avenue Memphis, TN
Contact: John Jennings
Email: john.jennings@palladiomemphis.com
 

Mon Jun 17, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 PM

Community Garden Series: Southern Gardening: Night Blooming Flowers
Join local Master Gardener, Therese Mangold, for a discussion of night blooming flowers.. Pre-registration is
required. Registration begins three weeks prior to each event. Please call 757-7323 to register.
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter, Germantown
Phone: 901-757-7323
Website: http://www.germantown-library.org
 

Wed Jun 19, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Dixon Munch & Learn: Healthy Soil and Healthy Plants with Carl Wayne Hardeman
Healthy Soil and Healthy Plants with Carl Wayne Hardeman, Lifetime Master Gardener, Memphis Area Master Gardener Association.

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

Sat Jun 22, 2019 8 AM - 2:30 PM

Mid-South Hydrangea Society 14th Annual Garden Tour, Plant Sale & Speaker
Plan to attend the 14th Annual Hydrangea Society Garden Tour (Garden of Suzanne Allen 4830 Fleetview Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117 and Garden of Jennifer Edmonds 2651 Oakhurst Cove, Germantown, TN 38139), a presentation by Buddy Lee-"New, Better, Yours- Plant the Best Plants this Spring", and a Plant Sale on Saturday, June 22. Check flyer for completer information.
Plant Sale: 8am-10 am
Presentation: 10am-11am
Garden Tours: 11am- 2:30pm
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens- West Parking Lot

   

Please click here for more information.

 

Sat Jun 22, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM

Dixon Workshop: Fern Identification with Richie Steffan
Fern Identification with Richie Steffen, President of the Hardy Fern Foundation
Saturday, June 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Catmur Horticulture Building
Registration required | Space limited
Members $10; non-members $15
Please call (901) 761-5250 to register
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Catmur Hort Bldg, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Jun 22, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM

Introduction to House Plants
Refreshments and special discounts provided. Reservations not required.
Free.
Location: Palladio Garden- 2231 Central Avenue Memphis, TN
Contact: John Jennings
Email: john.jennings@palladiomemphis.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
 

Sun Jun 23, 2019 2 PM - 3 PM

Dixon: Ferns - Amazing Plants from Ancient Times with Richie Steffen
There is growing excitement for ferns in today’s garden and Richie Steffen is just the person to share this swell of enthusiasm. Richie is the Executive Director of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, president of the Hardy Fern Foundation and co-author and co-photographer of the popular The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns. His lecture will explore the historical popularity of ferns along with showcasing many beautiful and unusual ferns hes encountered on his travels. A visual feast of texture, color and garden use will leave you ready to add more of these unique plants to your garden.

Book signing after the lecture.

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
 

Sun Jun 23, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society - Charles & Susan Wilson "Corlogyne and Jewel Orchids"
Memphis Orchid Society meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. American Orchid Society judges and lifetime MOS members, Charles and Susan Wilson will present “Corlogyne and Jewel Orchids.” Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Kathrine Perryman
Email: kperryman@bellsouth.net
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Mon Jun 24, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Thu Jun 27, 2019 7 PM

Memphis Herb Society - Vermiculture & Biochar with Bill Abresch
Bill Abresch from Happy Daze Worm Farm (7204 Highway 178, Olive Branch, MS 38654) will share his expertise on growing soil! Yes, growing soil! Bill's success as a gardener and Farmers Market vendor in Collierville depend on incorporating organic principles of vermiculture composting and biochar directly into his garden. He uses both Red Worms and European Night Crawlers in his operation. His recent visit to the Vietnamese countryside, observing the different agricultural practices there for rice, bananas, pineapple, and coconut has confirmed to Bill that his organic methodology is sound. Bill Abresch wabresch@ymail.com
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Reni Erskine
Email: Urania@msn.com
 

Sat Jun 29, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM

Using Natural & Synthetic Chemical in the Garden
Presentation: John Jennings
Refreshments and special discounts provided. Reservations not required. Free
Location: Palladio Garden- 2231 Central Avenue Memphis, TN
Contact: John Jennings
Email: john.jennings@palladiomemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Dixon Workshop: Growing Ferns from Spores with Dr. Eugene Mckenzie
Growing Ferns from Spores with Dr. Eugene McKenzie, President of the Memphis Fern Society

Saturday, June 29, 10:30-12:00pm, Catmur Horticulture Building

Registration required | Space limited
Members $10; non-members $15
Please call (901) 761-5250 to register
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Catmur Hort Bldg
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Mon Jul 01, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Tue Jul 02, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Mtg
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Chris Cooper, "Welcome to the Shelby County Extension Master Gardener Program," a look at what the program stands for and its impact on the community.
Dr. Cooper is a Horticulturist and Extension Agent with the UT Shelby County Extension Service. He also hosts the popular The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South that airs on WKNO.

Refreshments: 6:30 pm
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Mon Jul 08, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8 AM - 4 PM

30th SUMMER CELEBRATION Lawn & Garden Show -Kaleidoscope
Simply put, don't miss it. You will see the display gardens, you will learn from 9 am- 4 pm, you will be able to enjoy and shop the gardening vendors, you can tour the AgResearch Center, you can talk to the plant/ insect specialists, and you start off your day shopping the Plant Sale! Bring your imagination- this will be a Kaleidoscope of Everything Gardening! Go to the website link above to check out the schedule, map, and everything you will need to know. Oh yes, It's July...bring a hat. Some of this is inside, some outside, so at times you will deal with the sun. Enjoy, it's amazing.
Location: West TN AgResearch & Education Center 605 Airways Blvd. Jackson, TN
Website: http://west.tennessee.edu/events/SummerCeleb.asp

INFORMATION:Schedule, Garden Talks, Divas, Dining, Map, UT Gardens, Photos

 

Sat Jul 13, 2019 8 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Preserving Your Herbal Harvest
With our herbal summer harvest beginning, it would be good to know how to preserve such. Sherri McCalla, the curator of the Herb Garden will teach us about preserving herbs and using them in vinegar, oils, salts, sugars, pastes, and more. You will receive a handout. But this great learning experience will also require some effort on your part! Show up on time at the Horticultural Building on Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 am with your gloves, hat, and favorite small weeding/ grooming tools. We will probably be participating in planting part of the new herb garden and that will be an exciting contribution! The design for the new garden is being created right now. We will work from 8:30 to 10:30 am and 'play' from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Be sure to sign in as a member of the Memphis Herb Society or friends thereof. Come and make new herbies who like the things you like!
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 901-636-4134

 

Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Herb Garden Tour
Join Docent Kathy James for an ethnobotanical focus of the MBG herb garden. Participants will get an intimate look at plants that people have found useful in ordinary life, whether culinary, beverage, medicinal, fragrance, craft or industrial. Meet in the herb garden, this tour is free with garden admission.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
Phone: 901-636=4128
 

Sat Jul 13, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM

Making Hardscape into Art
Bernard Meck’s creative construction is visionary, yet practical. While technically considered “hardscape,” the term does not do his work justice. Free-form concrete and horticulture barely describe his wonderful creations, and seeing his work in person is truly the only way to understand his art. Bernard has created grottos, exotic underwater worlds, and tropical paradises worldwide. In Memphis, his work is featured at the Memphis Zoo, Overton Park, and the Memphis Botanical Garden. Come let him give you inspiration for your yard. For a sense of his artistic creations, take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAbVLMPhYUI Check this out!
Location: Palladio Garden- 2231 Central Avenue Memphis, TN
Email: john.jennings@palladiomemphis.com
 

Mon Jul 15, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:30 PM

Community Garden Series: Southern Gardening: Queen Bees and Wannabees
Join local Master Gardener, Michelle Short, for a discussion on bees. Pre-registration is
required. Registration begins three weeks prior to each event. Please call 757-7323 to register.
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter, Germantown
Phone: 901-757-7323
Website: http://www.germantown-library.org
 

Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Germantown Community Library: Southern Gardening Talks - Queen Bees and Wannabees
Learn about life inside the hive, how to be sure you are buying authentic local honey and what to plant to attract pollinators to your garden during this program led by Master Gardener, Michelle Short. Pre-registration is required and begins June 24.
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter, Germantown
Phone: 901-757-7323
 

Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:30 PM

Wolf River Conservancy Summer Lecture Series- Dr. Gail Stratton- 'Spiders'
Co-hosted by Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with support from presenting sponsors Buckman and Crawford-Howard Private Foundation. Free to members of the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden. $5 admission for non-members supports environmental education programming for both organizations.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
 

Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Floral Design
This class with MBG’s Director of Horticulture, Rick Pudwell will combine plant materials from the Botanic Garden grounds and local floral supply. Each student will receive all the supplies necessary to complete design using a glass vase with an armature. Prepayment is due by noon on Wednesday, July 10th. Students will need to bring some hand tools. 901-636-4128 for more information, tool list, or to register. MBG members $40/Non-members$55.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
 

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

 

Sat Jul 20, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM

3rd Annual Mid-South Great Tomato Contest - Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Free event. No registration or parking fees. Community members across the Mid-South are invited to enter their homegrown tomatoes in one or more of the tomato categories: Slicing, Heirloom, Cherry, Heaviest, or Whatever(unique, ugly, unusual). Awards will be given:
Best Overall Tomato $300.
Best of Show - Slicing $100
Best of Show -Heirloom $100
Best of Show - Cherry $100
Best of Show - Whatever $100
Heaviest Tomato $100
Best Salsa $100
Junior Winner $100 (youth up to 12 yrs of age)

Entries will be accepted on July 20th from 9:00 am - 11 am
Judging will be held from 12-3pm
The awards ceremony is at 4:00 pm
Cooking Demo at 2:00 pm
Special Music guest at 3:00 pm- Hawaiian North 40 Ukulele Players.

All Day: Ask A Master Gardener Table with Tomato experts
Learning displays about growing tomatoes
Kids activities- Make a tomato puppet and plant a tomato
to take home
Location: Big Red Barn at Farmers Market- Agricenter 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis TN 38120
Phone: 901-752-1207

 

Mon Jul 22, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Thu Jul 25, 2019 7 PM

Memphis Herb Society- Virtual Garden Tour & Book Exchange
We have all wondered what beautiful treasures lie beyond some garden gates. Those treasures will always be a work in progress as seasons change or as the gardener tries a new design or new plant material. Regrettably, not all of us have been able to attend the wonderful tours given by the Memphis Master Gardeners or by the Cooper-Young residents. Besides, we may be interested in what our fellow herbies are up to.

There will also be a Book Exchange that evening, for those who are interested. Bring a book on gardening, better yet, a book about herb gardening that you would like to trade. Bring two books or more!! This can be a fun way to refresh our gardening library and our imaginations! Socializing at 6:30 pm, the program begins at 7 pm. Guests $5.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
Contact: Jennifer Stanek
Phone: 901-233-5378
Email: stanek.jennifer@gmail.com
 

Sun Jul 28, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society - Alex Kumok "Paphiopedilum Orchids"
Memphis Orchid Society meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. MOS member, Alex Kumok will present “Paphiopedilum Orchids.” There will be an orchid auction. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Kathrine Perryman
Email: kperryman@bellsouth.net
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Mon Jul 29, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Mon Aug 05, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Tue Aug 06, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Hort Society Mtg -Dr. Christine Bertz
Speaker: Dr. Christine Bertz, Research Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Sat Aug 10, 2019 8 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Herbal Gifts
We are looking forward to working in and reworking the Herb Garden on Saturday, August 10th. The meeting place is the Horticultural Building, the time to sign in is after 8:00am, please be on time. Bring your gloves and hat, and wear closed toed shoes. If you have favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming be sure to bring those also. Our group does leave the Horticultural building at 8:30am. We are grateful that Sherri McCalla will provide us with cold water and bug spray.
After working for two hours we will have an hour of ‘classroom’ time to learn how to make Herbal Gifts with our garden bounty and how to present these creations. What a wonderful learning opportunity that is based on a barter system. As a bonus, there will be a handout with recipes and tips to take home. Come to make friends, help our community, and learn many new things about herbs!
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
 

Mon Aug 12, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:30 PM

Community Garden Series: Southern Gardening: Nine Rules for a Mixed Border
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. Registration begins three weeks prior to each event. Please call 757-7323 to register.
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter, Germantown
Phone: 901-757-7323
Website: http://www.germantown-library.org
 

Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Germantown Community Library: Southern Gardening Talks - 9 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 your overall look, dressing up a particular area, using your own unique creative style and pulling it all together. Presented by Master Gardener, Jean Ward-Jones. Pre-registration is required and begins July 22.
Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter, Germantown
Phone: 901-757-7323
Website: http://www.germantown-library.org
 

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

 

Mon Aug 19, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Wed Aug 21, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch & Learn:Carol Reese- 'Designing with Deviants'
Brown bag lecture featuring Carol Reese, research Horticulture Specialist, University of Tennessee. Bring your lunch or order boxed lunch from Park & Cherry by Chef Phillip. Free with regular admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Mon Aug 26, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens Celebrates Memphis Bicentennial
In honor of Memphis' 200 year milestone, the Memphis Botanic Garden has installed a new celebratory planting. Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week.
“The Mississippi River is the heart of Memphis”, said Rick Pudwell; Director of Horticulture for the Memphis Botanic Garden. “For that reason, we made the river the centerpiece of a new bed of plantings honoring our City and its 200th birthday”, said Pudwell.
Called the Bicentennial Blues Bed, this new, year-long planting opened this week and is located just outside of the Four Seasons Garden and easily in view of the thousands of guests who visit to the Garden each week. The bed features blue hued plants; including Blue Hydrangea’s (arguably the most popular plant in the south), Blue Point Junipers, Dianthus, African Plumbago, Blue Hawaii Ageratum and more!
“As a City of Memphis owned property, we are proud to lend our support and expertise to the celebration of this 200 year milestone”, said Mike Allen; Executive Director of the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/
 

Wed Aug 28, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch & Learn: Dale Skaggs "Women Garden Designers"
Brown bag lecture featuring Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture. Bring your lunch or order boxed lunch from Park & Cherry by Chef Phillip. Free with regular admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
 

Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Pallodio Garden - Asian & Zen Style Gardens in Memphis
Please join us for this free presentation by Daniel Grose on Asian and Zen style gardening in Memphis. He’ll discuss how to incorporate elements of Asian and Zen style gardens into your landscape or completely re-landscape your yard with an Asian/Zen theme. Daniel is an experienced landscape designer and installer in the Memphis area. He is also the owner of Set Apart Landscaping & Lawn Care, whose mission is “Empowering men in impoverished areas to lead and provide for their communities and families, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.” Daniel is a graduate of Evangelical Christian School and the University of Memphis. He, his wife Rachael, and their 3 children live in the Binghampton neighborhood. All attendees who complete a brief feedback form will receive a discount on plant purchases and some other products for the entire day. Light refreshments provided.
Location: Palladio Garden, 2231 Central Ave, Memphis 38104
Website: http://www.palladiogarden.com
 

Tue Sep 03, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Hort Society - Matt and Tim Nichols of MrMaple
MrMaple is a Japanese maple nursery in East Flat Rock, NC, with over 1000+ cultivars in propagation.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Wed Sep 04, 2019 9 AM - 1 PM

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class
September 4- October 2 (Wednesdays)
Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($95) includes a digital handbook and dues for the West Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and state organization support.

This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations, and garden clubs. Lectures and fieldwork will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies. Instructors include Eric Bridges, Overton Park Conservancy, Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist, Jim Volgas, Certified Arborist, Joellen Dimond, University of Memphis, Dr. David Mercker, Extension Forester, Deb Foehring, and Richard Beckwith. Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry. Class size limited, please register early. For additional information call 901-636-4128.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Wed Sep 04, 2019 12 PM - 1 AM

Munch & Learn: Matt & Tim Nichols "The Ornamental Obsession-Amazing New Woody Ornamentals that You will Want or Need for Your Collection"
Brown bag lecture featuring Matt and Tim Nichols (Mr.Maple of Japanese Maple Nursery, East Flat Rock, N.C. Bring your lunch or order boxed lunch from Park & Cherry by Chef Phillip. Free with regular admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
 

Wed Sep 11, 2019 10 AM - 4 PM

Scarecrow Contest 2019
Participate in the seasonal celebration by creating a Scarecrow to lurk about in the grounds of the Nature Center. Frightening, friendly, silly or serious- have your non-profit group, club, class or troop create something special for Lichterman visitors to enjoy! How- it's easy: Lichterman provides the framework for the scarecrow and that just leaves your creativity! Space is limited, don't delay. Prizes are awarded for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter and most popular. The entry form is available on Lichterman website(see above). $30 entry fee. Scarecrows must be in place by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 to be eligible for judging for contests. Scarecrows will be on display from September 12-November 15.
Location: Lichterman Nature Center 5992 Quince Road Memphis TN 38119
Phone: 901-636-2211
Website: http://https://www.memphismuseums.org/lichterman-nature-center/events/sign-up-for-scarecrows/

 

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

 

Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Balms
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 ways to make herbal balms and salves. I will have cold water and bug spray (if needed) available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc. – no hoes or rakes needed, though).

Everyone will get to go home with a handout that includes tips and general information. Please arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. The group will leave the building promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please dress appropriately: closed-toe shoes and layered clothing is suggested.

Please note: this learning opportunity is “purchased” via a barter system: you must work the first two hours (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) to attend the last hour of class (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.), making this a free event!)

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117h
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 901-636-4134
 

Sat Sep 14, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM

Dixon Workshop- Seed Saving with Kim Rucker
Greenhouse and Cutting Garden Manager Kim Rucker will show home gardeners how to start seeds using environmentally sound methods and supplies. Not your usual seed-starting session, Kim will give instructions on how to collect seeds from different plants as it is done at the Dixon, and participants will use seeds collected from the Dixon grounds including Dixon Tiarella and Aquilgea canadensis(columbine). Participants will receive handouts on collecting and saving seeds from different plants in the home landscape and their own seeds and seed saving kits to take home. All supplies provided.
Registration required. Limited to 15 participants
Members $30; non-members $45
To register please call (901-761-5250
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Fern Society - Fern Swap
Bring one of your unusual ferns for trade for another fern. Questions: Call Dr. Eugene McKenzie or Darlene Glisson
Location: 1404 Rainsong Cove N, Cordova TN 38016
Contact: Dr. Eugene McKenzie or Darlene Glisson
Phone: 396-0447 / 752-6662
 

Thu Sep 19, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society -
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm will present his Best of the Best 2019. Social hour starts at 6:30, the program starts at 7:00 and then we'll have our Annual Meeting with election of officers for 2020 and consideration of proposed By-Law changes.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.org
 

Sat Sep 21, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM

Memphis Zoo Harvest Fest Exhibitor Registration
Registration may be mailed or sent by email. Registration deadline is August 1, 2019.
Mail: Memphis Zoo
Attn: Education Department/Harvest Fest
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN 38112
Location: Memphis Zoo
Contact: Erika Boswell Davis
Phone: 901-333-6603
Email: edavis@memphiszoo.org

harvest_fest_registration_form.pdf
 

Sat Sep 21, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM

Dixon Workshop: Lawn Care Demonstration with Chris Emanus
Grounds and Landscape Manager Chris Emanus and garden staff will discuss fall care of your fescue lawn. Workshop will include how and when to overseed, how to water, and all of the specifics of care and maintenance. Each participant will receive a worksheet to take home.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 and East Memphis homes
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sun Sep 22, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM

Memphis ZooHarvest Fest Exhibitor Registration
Registration may be mailed or sent by email. Registration deadline is August 1, 2019.
Mail: Memphis Zoo
Attn: Education Department/Harvest Fest
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN 38112
Location: Memphis Zoo
Contact: Erika Boswell Davis
Phone: 901-333-6603
Email: edavis@memphiszoo.org
 

Sun Sep 22, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society - Dr. Robert Marsh "A Barkeria Odyssey"
Dr. Robert Marsh, who has 60 years of experience with growing orchids, presents "A Barkeria Odyssey". He will share his knowledge of growing barkeria orchids, a species native to Mexico and Central America. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Sat Sep 28, 2019 10 AM - 4 PM

"Everything Old is New Again-Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Re[purpose, Rethink, Renew' - including a Horticulture Specialty Flower Show at the Rosemark County Fair
"Everything Old is New Again---Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Re-purpose, Rethink, Renew" Horticulture Specialty Flower Show will feature horticulture, photography, and educational exhibits. Hosted by Garden Club of Rosemark, a member of National Garden Clubs and Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. Horticulture Show is part of The Country Fair at Rosemark festivities on Saturday, September 28, 2019, which include antique farm equipment, livestock, music, displays, crafts, food, and much more. www.rosemarkhistoricdistrict.com
The hours for the 2019 Country Fair at Rosemark are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Horticulture Specialty Flower Show will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. because of the judging of the show. All of the events are held at the Richland A. R. Presbyterian Church, 8658 Rosemark Road, Rosemark, Tennessee 38053. Both the Country Fair and the Horticulture Specialty Flower Show are free and open to the public.
Location: Richland A.R. Presbyterian Church - 8658 Rosemark Road, Rosemark, TN 38053
Contact: Molly Hampton
Email: molhampton@aol.com
Website: http://www.rosemarkhistoricdistrict.com

 

Tue Oct 01, 2019 7 PM - 8 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Mtg - "I filled up my garden so I started a botanical garden" with Hayes Jackson
Hayes Jackson is Urban Regional Extension Agent at Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Director of Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston, AL, and World-Traveled Plant Explorer. An avid horticulturist and true plant collector, Hayes has ventured to places like China, the Himalayas, Japan, Korea, and Guatemala to look for new plants for Southern landscapes. However, one of Hayes’ best finds literally came from his own backyard — Hydrangea arborescens ‘Hayes’ Starburst’. Hayes has created a 7-acre garden at his home in Anniston, Alabama, where he experiments and trials many plants. His wildly eclectic garden has been featured in many publications including Southern Living. A fine example of botanical addiction, the garden is composed of beds packed with a multitude of plants. He has developed large collections of palms, ginger lilies, bamboo, camellias, azaleas, conifers, hostas, natives, hydrangeas, cacti, succulents, trilliums, cannas, elephant ears, wildflowers, magnolias, amaryllis, daffodils, and hollies.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Members free – Visitors $5
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.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 03, 2019 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM

UT Gardens, Jackson Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lecture with Dr. Michael Dirr
The UT Gardens, Jackson Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lectures will be Thursday, October 3, 2019. We are thrilled to announce that horticultural icon Dr. Michael Dirr will be the featured speaker. Dirr, professor emeritus with the University of Georgia, is considered one of the leading experts on woody plants. He will speak before and after the plant sale. The schedule for the day is as follows:

1:30pm – Dr. Michael Dirr Lecture
3:00-6:30pm – Plant Sale - shoppers will find an array of plants ideal for this region, including trees and shrubs, some of which were developed by Dirr. A wide selection of pansies and other plants for fall and winter interest will also be available. UT Gardens’ staff and local Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer plant questions.
6:30pm – Master Gardener Meeting and Dr. Michael Dirr Lecture
After the sale closes at 6:30 p.m., all guests are invited to attend the Madison County Master Gardeners’ meeting and potluck meal where Dirr will share more of his gardening stories and insights. Shoppers who plan to stay for the Master Gardeners’ meeting are asked to bring a dish to share for the meal. Drinks will be provided. The lectures are sponsored by the Madison County Master Gardeners.
Admission is free and open to the public.

With a $35 membership, you can become a Friend of the UT Gardens at the plant sale. Your membership helps support many of the activities and ornamental research taking place at the UT Gardens, Jackson. For more information and benefits on becoming a Friend go to https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/members.aspx.

Location: West TN AgResearch & Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301
Website: http://www.westtennessee.edu
 

Fri Oct 04, 2019 9 AM - 5 AM

Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Don’t miss our seasonal plant sale in the 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. The Nursery will continue to be open during the month of October from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm during the week and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Plants are always available at the main building during normal business hours. Call 636-4100 for information.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Oct 05, 2019 9 AM - 5 AM

Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Don’t miss our seasonal plant sale in the 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. The Nursery will continue to be open during the month of October from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm during the week and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Plants are always available at the main building during normal business hours. Call 636-4100 for information.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Dixon Workshop: Backyard Composting Demo with Adam Queen
Adam Queen, Dixon Horticulturist, will give instruction to participants on starting their own backyard compost pile while teaching them about various composting methods. Free admission. Participants must register for workshops. Please call (901)761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org to register. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Catmur Horticulture Building.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 and East Memphis homes
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Mon Oct 07, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM

The Art of Bonsai
Take advantage of an exciting opportunity to learn about the Japanese art of bonsai. Join bonsai professional Adam Jones as he explores the history of bonsai and how best to cultivate and enjoy a bonsai hobby. Guests will then be able to watch a demonstration of bonsai techniques in action as Adam prunes a live tree. Please pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-bonsai-tickets-70186627091 but walk-ins are welcome. https://www.treehousebonsai.com/garden for information about the artist. Free and open to the public. 901-636-4100 for more information.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Wed Oct 16, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Dixon Munch & Learn: Preparing the Landscape for Winter with Joellen Dimon
Joellen Dimond is Director of Landscape for the University of Memphis Free with regular admission. Bring your lunch or order a boxed lunch from Park & Cherry by Chef Phillip. Dixon members receive a 10% discount at the museum store and cafe. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Winegardner Auditorium.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 and East Memphis homes
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Oct 17, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society - Gorgeous Hosta Gardening in Containers with Mike Shadrack
Mike Shadrack is President of the Western New York Hosta Society and has been a member of the American Hosta Society, The British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, and their executive Bulletin Editor. He serves on the Board of Garden Walk Buffalo Niagra and is chairman of their Events Committee.
Mike has been growing hostas since 1986 and hybridizing almost as long. His other hobby, fishkeeping, led him to see the beauty of Hostas reflected in the garden pond and now he has many more Hostas than fish in his gardens in Western New York where, with his wife Kathy, he maintains a large collection of modern cultivars and a garden devoted to small hostas.
In 1996, Mike retired from London's Metropolitan Police after thirty two years which included serving at Scotland Yard. He is a qualified London Tourist Board Guide and has organized garden tours both in England and specialized tours in the U.S.
His hobby of photography led to a library of about 8,000 images of hosta varieties and hosta gardens, many of which have been published in UK and USA catalogues and magazines. In addition, he supplied the illustrations for the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley handbook 'Hostas'. He is co-author with Diana Grenfell and photographer of the book, The Color Encyclopedia of Hosta, which was named the '2005 Reference Book of the Year' by The British Garden Writers Guild. His Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas was released in September, 2007. A French book, Les Hostas, was published in early 2007 with Mike as photographer and co-author. In February 2010 Timber Press published a new edition of Mike and Diana's The New Encylcopedia of Hostas with updated descriptions and photographs of new cultivars. He produced the photos for his wife, Kathy Guest Shadrack, in her book, The Book of Little Hostas, 2010.Their Smug Creek Garden is open to visitors in July in Hamburg, NY.
Mike is now the Hosta expert at-large for Bowden Hostas in Devon, England. the UK's largest hosta supplier. Through their website at Bowdenhostas.com Mike is available to answer your Hosta questions. Mike is on Facebook and at smugcreekgardens@gmail.com
Mike has also had a Hosta named after him by Bob Kuk from Kuk's Forest Nursery which came from H.'Rock and Roll' and H. Great Expectations'.
Admission: Free to Mid-South Hosta Society members and $5 for visitors
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.org
 

Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Fern Society - Planting Spores
Dr. Eugene McKenzie will demonstrate how to collect and sow spores.

Questions: Call Dr. Eugene McKenzie 396-0447 or Darlene Glisson 752-6662

Location: Town Village Audubon Park - 2nd Floor Mtg Room, 950 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
 

Sun Oct 27, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting -
Tom Harper, of Stones River Orchids, presents Phaelenopsis Orchids. He will have orchids available for purchase. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.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