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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
 

Sat Oct 12, 2019 8 AM - 11 AM

Herbal Work Study: Bitters
On October 19 th you are invited to join us between 8 and 8:15am at the Horticultural
Building at the Memphis Botanic Garden, we leave at 8:30am for 2 hours of
volunteering and one hour of education. The education is ongoing during the
volunteering because Sherri McCalla always has some interesting information to share
as we groom and weed.
We will begin by weeding and tending the garden so come dressed for such an activity
not forgetting your hat and gloves, proper clothes and shoes. Small hand tools are also welcome and useful.The class will be about bitters and how to make them, this is another beneficial way to use your herbs. Even the lowly dandelion can be used for these tinctures. A hand out will be available! Questions? call Sherri @ 901.636.4134.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 9016364134
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Oct 12, 2019 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Gardens - Fall Annuals & Bulbs for your Garden
Fall Annuals and Buls for your Garden with Lisa Lawhead and Brett Norman, Urban Earth.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 9013230031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Mon Oct 14, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Mtg
Do you ever find yourself saying you wish you had just a few more of your favorite hydrangeas? Maybe you want to share some at the next plant give away with your garden club, or perhaps you want to give your favorite plant to a gardening friend? There are many ways that home gardeners can easily propagate hydrangeas and other garden shrubs. From seeds, to cuttings, to layering, to division, with a bit of knowledge and patience we can make more of our favorite plants.
Bryce Lane discovered his passion for plants, and telling others about
them, working at a local garden center through high school and college. After earning his BS and MS in Horticulture, he went to the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University as an Instructor and Under-graduate Coordinator. He spent 34 years teaching and advising over 20,000 students. Bryce retired in 2014, but still teaches part-time in the department. For 11 seasons he hosted and produced a three-time, Emmy winning, UNC TV public television show called “In the Garden With Bryce Lane”.
He now spends his time giving horticulture talks, doing leadership and communication training, teaching part-time at NC State, and at the JC Raulston Arboretum. He has worked closely for years with North Carolina Extension and the NC Nursery and Landscape Association. An avid gardener, Bryce has gardened on the same one quarter
acre plot for 36 years. He and his wife of 42 years also spend plenty of time with their 6 grandchildren!
Please join us to learn about the many propagation techniques available to you to duplicate and multiply your
plant collection. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for socializing and refreshments. Bryce will begin his presentation at 7
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

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
 

Tue Oct 22, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM

Memphis Botanic Gardens - Growing Ferns from Spores
oin experienced fern propagator and President of the Memphis Fern Society, Dr. Eugene McKenzie for this hands-on class on spore sowing. Dr. McKenzie has been growing ferns for 30 years and experimenting with spore sowing for 15. Everything will be provided for participants to take home at least 2 species of fern in nursery cups.

Call 901-636-4128 to register by Oct. 17th. $5 MBG members/$15 non-members.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Contact: Laurie Williams
Phone: 9016364128
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sun Oct 27, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting -
Memphis Orchid Society: 2 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. Tom Harper of Stones River Orchids will present the program ”Phaelenopsis Orchids.” He will have orchids available for purchase.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

Wed Oct 30, 2019 9 AM - 11 AM

Memphis Botanic Gardens - Native Trees for Fall Color
Join Arborist Bo Kelley and Tree Team volunteer Linnea West for an excursion into the Woodland Trails of Memphis Botanic Garden. Participants will learn to identify native trees by examining leaves with changing fall color, and mast.

Clipboard or notebook suggested. Register early, walks limited to the first 15 registrants. Free with garden admission.

Call 901-636-4128 for more information or to register.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Laurie Williams
Phone: 9016364128
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

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

Memphis Horticultural Society Mtg - "PLANT EXPLORATION WITH A PURPOSE"-Scott McMahan, Atlanta Botanical Garden
As manager of the International Plant Exploration Program at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Scott McMahan has a diverse portfolio of responsibilities. You may find him exploring the mountains of southeast Asia for new or endangered species, overseeing the Garden's plant collection, or promoting a visiting scholar program. Scott's presentation focuses on what it takes to get seeds from the jungles of southeast Asia to evaluation plots in north Georgia and, one day, into the landscape. Doors open at 6:00p.m. Visitors $5 Refreshments 6:30 p.m.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Wed Nov 06, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Dixon Munch & Learn: Modernism in Landscape Design with Daniel Ashworth, Jr
Daniel Ashworth, Jr. is a Landscape Architect and Planner at Alta Planning + Design 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 and Gardens, Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Seeds
These three hours will be spent cleaning and packaging seeds. Normally we would have a separate time for instruction, but instruction will be built in to the entire three hours for this event. As we clean the seeds, we will learn about seed saving and packaging with a goodly smattering of general herb information. Hot coffee and herbal libations will be provided. Arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot by 8:15a.m. We will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. If you have any questions not covered here, call Sherri McCalla @ 901-636-4134.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 9016364134
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Nov 09, 2019 10 AM - 1 PM

MID-SOUTH DAFFODIL SOCIETY BULB SALE
Get ready for a glorious spring! Just in time for fall planting, the MidSouth Daffodil Society will hold the annual Daffodil Bulb Sale on November 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gardens Catmur Horticulture Building (Potting Hub). More than 50 different cultivars of daffodil bulbs that grow well in the Mid-South will be available. There will be new varieties as well as old standards and many will be fragrant. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. Cash or checks only. The list of Daffodil bulbs being offered in the sale will be available at www.dixon.org next week.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Catmur Hort Bldg, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN
Website: http://www.dixon.org

 

daffodil_sale_pricelist_11-9-19.pdf
 

Thu Nov 14, 2019

2020 MAMG Calendar- More Than Just A Calendar! A Gardening Resource
Phone: 901-752-1207

More Than Just A Calendar!

Check this out for more information.

Available from November 14, 2019 thru December 13, 2019

 

calendar_e-mail_and_public_website_2020.pdf
 

 

Thu Nov 14, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM

Seasonal Bulb Forcing Workshop at Memphis Botanic Garden
Greet the season with fresh flowers. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Add an elegant touch to your holiday decor with the beautiful white blooms of Paperwhites or dramatic colors of Amaryllis flowers. Join Director of Horticulture Rick Pudwell for this hands-on class on forcing bulbs for holiday gift giving (or keeping for yourself….). The class fee covers all the supplies needed to complete one container of either Paperwhites or an Amaryllis. Additional kits will be available for $15, just let us know ahead of time what you would like, so we know what to prepare. $35 MBG members/$40 non-members. Call 901-636-4128 to register.

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Phone: 9016364128
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com

 

Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Fern Society - Ferns of New Zealand
Dr. Mckenzie will show pictures of the many different ferns he found on his trip to New Zealand. 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
 

Wed Nov 20, 2019 9 AM - 11 AM

Native Oak Identification at Memphis Botanic Garden
Join Arborist Bo Kelley and Tree Team Volunteer Linnea West for an examination of the native oaks on the grounds of the Botanic Garden. Participants will learn to identify native oaks by examining leaves, buds, bark, and mast. Registration required, clipboard or notebook suggested. For close up examination, bring a hand lens. Register early, walks limited to the first 15 registrants.

Free with garden admission. Call 901-636-4128 for more information or to register.

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden,
Contact: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 381
Phone: 901-636-4123
 

Sat Nov 23, 2019 1 PM - 4 PM

OAKLAWN GARDEN ARBORETUM EVENT- Family Fun
Take a tour of Oaklawn, now a Level II Arboretum. This will be an afternoon filled with storytelling and tree identification with members of Memphis Area Master Gardeners and the International Society of Arboriculture.
Family fun at the Oaklawn Garden Arboretum! Join us!
Family Scavenger Hunt
Guided Arboretum tour by Wes Hopper
Guided Cloyes property tour by Julie Morgan
Pick up some baked goods for Thanksgiving
Enjoy some coffee or Hot Cocoa

See you there!
Location: 7771 POPLAR PIKE GERMANTOWN TN 38138
Email: whopper@germantown-tn.gov

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Sun Nov 24, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting
Alan Jaslow, Rhodes College professor and MOS member, will present a tour of orchids from southwestern Colombia. There will also be an orchid auction. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

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

Memphis Horticultural Society Mtg - Memphis Horticultural Society – Knock Out Natives with George Coombs, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware
Mt. Cuba Center, a premier native plant garden, is dedicated to supporting the environment through the practice and promotion of ecological horticulture. Their trial program has been evaluating native plants and their related cultivars for more than a decade. Join George Coombs as he discusses the new approach Mt. Cuba is taking to evaluate plants for both garden performance and ecological value. In his presentation, “Knock Out Natives”, you will learn about several top-performing selections of Coreopsis, Baptisia, Monarda, and Phlox, including a few species and cultivars that you’ve probably never heard of.

George Coombs is the Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center and formerly managed the horticultural research programs, including the trial garden where he evaluated native plants and their related cultivars for their horticultural and ecological value. He has authored evaluation reports on Heuchera, Coreopsis, Baptisia, Monarda, and Phlox. In addition to the trials, George also evaluated plants for introduction to the nursery trade. This work has helped bring to market five new native plant cultivars. George is a graduate of the University of Delaware and prior to joining Mt. Cuba Center, he worked in the nursery industry at both the wholesale and retail level.

Join us for an interesting and informative evening on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in the Goldsmith Room at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visitors – $5
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Wed Dec 04, 2019 9 AM - 11 AM

Native Oak Identification at Memphis Botanic Garden
Join Arborist Bo Kelley and Tree Team Volunteer Linnea West for an examination of the native oaks on the grounds of the Botanic Garden. Participants will learn to identify native oaks by examining leaves, buds, bark, and mast. Registration required, clipboard or notebook suggested. For close up examination, bring a hand lens. Register early, walks limited to the first 15 registrants.

Free with garden admission. Call 901-636-4128 for more information or to register.

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden,
Contact: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 381
Phone: 901-636-4123
 

Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Seeds
These three hours will be spent cleaning and packaging seeds. Normally we would have a separate time for instruction, but instruction will be built in to the entire three hours for this event. As we clean the seeds, we will learn about seed saving and packaging with a goodly smattering of general herb information. Hot coffee and herbal libations will be provided. Arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot by 8:15a.m. We will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. If you have any questions not covered here, call Sherri McCalla @ 901-636-4134.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 9016364134
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Shade Gardening" with Jean Ward-Jones, Master Gardener
When you don't have a lot of space, or need a spot of color on the patio or deck, growing in containers may be the answer. This PowerPoint presentation provides tips on choosing the right container and potting soil. Valuable information on watering and fertilizing to get the best results as well as design ideas for containers to achieve maximum impact.
Open to the public. Free. No registration is required
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Home Vegetable Gardening" with Tom Mashour, Master Gardener
Tips to achieve a bountiful vegetable garden and solutions for typical problems.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Make Friends with Good Bugs" with Susan McKnight, Master Gardener
Instead of waiting until “bad” bugs eat your vegetables and damage your ornamental plants, learn how to attract beneficial insects and other beneficial arthropods to be present to eat the “bad” bugs. This is an introduction to the practice of conservation biological control.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Trees and Storms" with Jim Volgas, Master Gardener
A discussion on how trees grow to resist storm damage and things we should do and not do to assist.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Weedless Gardening" with Tom Rieman, Master Gardener
Weeding is the one of the most despised, never ending activities of gardeners. Learn what you can do to turn this onerous chore to an occasional activity.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 15, 2020 9 AM - 12 PM

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: "Composting Outdoors and Indoors" with David Fuchs, Master Gardener
This presentation explains how to create an outdoor compost pile as well as the benefits for both the garden and the environment. Indoor composting or vermicomposting explains how to use worms to make compost.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-752-1207

 

Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Daffodil Society - Daffodil School I
Learn about Classification of daffodils with 13 divisions, color coding, soil preparation and planting and judging criteria. Taught by Daffodil Society instructors. Held at Dixon's potting hub.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Potting Hub, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Contact: Molly Hampton
Email: molhampton@aol.com

 

Thu Mar 12, 2020

American Daffodil Society National Convention
Convention from March 12 - 16, 2020
Website: http://www.daffodilusa.org
 

Sat Mar 21, 2020

Daffodil Show
Sponsored by the Midsouth Daffodil Society, American Daffodil Society and Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis

 

Sun Mar 22, 2020

Daffodil Show
Sponsored by the Midsouth Daffodil Society, American Daffodil Society and Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis

 

Fri Mar 27, 2020 9 AM - 5 PM

SPRING FLING presented by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Stay tuned! Spring Fling website page will have more information soon.
Location: Big Red Barn at Agricenter International- 7777 Walnut Gove Road Memphis, TN 38120
Website: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm

 

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