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Fri Apr 28, 2017 10 AM - 12 PM

Spring Tram Tours
Fridays in April join docents from the Garden for a tram tour of the beautiful grounds of the Memphis Botanic Garden. The tram will leave from the east end of the Four Seasons Fountain area approximately every 20 minutes. Free to members or with regular Garden admission. No reservations necessary. Call for information.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
 

Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

West Tennessee Iris Society Iris Show
Anyone can submit named iris stems for horticultural exhibit during these hours.
Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown TN
 

Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Growing Some Food - Kitchen Gardening
Vegetables, fruits, and herbs are all a part of the kitchen garden. Learn what types are best, require the least chemicals, and how you can become more organic for your health. Now is the time to plant the garden!
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Apr 29, 2017 1 PM - 4 PM

West Tennessee Iris Society Iris Show and Sale
Some potted iris rhizomes available for sale during the show which is open to the public.
Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown TN
 

Sat Apr 29, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Growing Some Food - Kitchen Gardening
Vegetables, fruits, and herbs are all a part of the kitchen garden. Learn what types are best, require the least chemicals, and how you can become more organic for your health. Now is the time to plant the garden!
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sun Apr 30, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society: New Paph Species and Their Hybrids
Susan Wilson presents "The New Paph Species and Their Hybrids." Charles Wilson presents "A Photo Romp Through Bulbophyllums" including how to buy one. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Fri May 05, 2017 9 AM - 3 PM

Tennessee Smart Yards Workshop
Home Landscape Workshop which includes turfgrass management, soils and mulch, home stormwater strategies and landscape design considerations.
Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Advance registration required. Space limited to 25 participants.
Location: International Harvester Clubhouse 4523 Canada Rd Lakeland, TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: www.tyn.utk.edu


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Fri May 05, 2017 12 PM - 5 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
Sales only May 5. May 6 and 7 Exhibit and Sales (see date/time for May 5 and 7).
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-428-2890
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Sat May 06, 2017 9 AM - 5 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
Exhibit and Sales. May 5 Sales Only. May 7 Exhibit and Sales.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-428-2890
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Sat May 06, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Attracting Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Flying Critters to Your Garden
Each years this talk is among our most popular. Learn easy things to do that will bring these critters to your garden year after year. This discussion promotes reduced use of chemicals, or almost organic gardening, to help our planet.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat May 06, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Attracting Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Flying Critters to Your Garden
Each years this talk is among our most popular. Learn easy things to do that will bring these critters to your garden year after year. This discussion promotes reduced use of chemicals, or almost organic gardening, to help our planet.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sun May 07, 2017 11 AM - 4 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
Sales only May 5. May 6 and 7 Exhibit and Sales (see date/time for May 5 and 6).
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-428-2890
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Sat May 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Using Perennials in Your Garden
Perennials return each year and bloom with low care. Learn the easiest and best types of perennials for Memphis gardens. Plus, learn how to arrange them and make them thrive.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat May 13, 2017 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Tiny Flower Arranging Kits
Each participant will receive a custom made kit for creating tiny arrangements. Suzy Askew will guide the process of making a miniature design from kit materials including a tiny perfume bottle, and other tiny containers made of bamboo, acrylic, and pottery. Kit also includes mechanics, line materials, and mats.
All garden workshops are family-friendly and require registration. Call or visit dixon.org to register. Members $50; non-members $65.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat May 13, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Using Perennials in Your Garden
Perennials return each year and bloom with low care. Learn the easiest and best types of perennials for Memphis gardens. Plus, learn how to arrange them and make them thrive.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Wed May 17, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Designing with Flowers from Colombia: Michael Strickland
Designing with Flowers from Colombia: Michael Strickland, Florist.
This brown-bag lecture series features local artists, experts and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. Free for members and students with ID.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Thu May 18, 2017 5 PM - 6 PM

Monthly Botany Talks: Rhododendron Natives
Third Thursdays participate in group discussions on a particular plant family. Each monthly discussion will be led by an enthusiast of that family. This month Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, discusses Rhododendron Natives (Ericaceae)Suggested book: Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel. Supplemental pages and refreshments provided.
Members $5 per month/$50 per year; non-members $8 per month/$70 per year
Location: Dixon Garden and Gallery
Website: http://Dixon.org
 

Sat May 20, 2017 9 AM - 3 PM

2nd Annual Cooper Young Garden Walk Tour
Gardens on tour: 130+. Garden types include: eclectic, cottage, formal, zer0-lot line, Japanese, serene, and whimsical gardens. Visitors can tour organic vegetable gardens, see free range chickens, and beekeeping up close, and look at compost methods. Other highlights: a hand build Pagoda, ponds, fountains, arbors, raised beds, outdoor showers, fruit trees, and much more.
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/events/397872863905847/
 

Thu May 25, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

The Importance of the Correct Soil pH for Your Lawn & Garden
Speaker Booker T. Leigh, University of Tennessee Extension Agent. Free and open to the public.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat May 27, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Great New Plants for Memphis Gardens
Each year new plants emerge. Learn from our local garden expert which new plants are worth finding and which ones are not worth your time and money
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat May 27, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Great New Plants for Memphis Gardens
Each year new plants emerge. Learn from our local garden expert which new plants are worth finding and which ones are not worth your time and money
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Thu Jun 01, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

What is the TN Extension Master Gardener Program?
Speaker Dr. Chris Cooper, UT Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

2017 MID-SOUTH HYDRANGEA SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Hydrangeas - Selection, Care, & Design
Register Early- Seating is limited to 200.

Speakers: Natalia Hamill;Mal Condon; Vanessa Gardner Nagel; and Dr. Michael Dirr
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens 4339 Park Avenue Memphis Tn 38117
Contact: Linda Orton
Phone: 901-275-9176


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Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Water Gardens & Water Features
Often people are confused about how best to take care of their water gardens. This class is perfect for new pond owners or those who are considering making this investment. Bring your questions!
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 10, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Water Gardens & Water Features
Often people are confused about how best to take care of their water gardens. This class is perfect for new pond owners or those who are considering making this investment. Bring your questions!
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Wed Jun 21, 2017

Munch and Learn: Fragrance in Aromatherapy an Historical and Cultural Perspective
Fragrance in Aromatherapy an Historical and Cultural Perspective: Upasana Singh, Master Gardener
This brown-bag lecture series features local artists, experts and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. Free for members and students with ID.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Wed Jun 21, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Munch and Learn: Fragrance in Aromatherapy an Historical and Cultural Perspective
Fragrance in Aromatherapy an Historical and Cultural Perspective: Upasana Singh, Master Gardener
This brown-bag lecture series features local artists, experts and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens staff sharing their expertise on a variety of topics. Free for members and students with ID.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Shade Gardening
Shade is often considered difficult to garden in. Learn which plants create the best show in your shady areas. Growing grass in the shade is always confusing. If you have problem areas, come get a solution.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jun 24, 2017 10 AM

A Tour Through the Trees
Drummonds Park Arboretum walk through the trees will include a team of experts: Carol Reese, Joellen Dimond, Shawn Posey, Eric Bridges and Wes Hopper. Check flyer for additional information.
Location: 270 Tate Road, Drummonds, TN
Contact: Roxi Phillips
Phone: 901-476-0231
Email: roxannamp@gmail.com


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Sat Jun 24, 2017 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Garden Center Seminar: Shade Gardening
Shade is often considered difficult to garden in. Learn which plants create the best show in your shady areas. Growing grass in the shade is always confusing. If you have problem areas, come get a solution.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Thu Jun 29, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Summer Diseases & Insect Control on Plants
Speaker: Walter Battle, UT Extension Director, Haywood County TN
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Fri Jun 30, 2017 10 AM - 3 PM

Mid-South Great Tomato Contest sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Rotating education programs: Heirloom tomatoes history, tomatoes in a Grow Box, Tomatoes in a straw bale, Tomatoes in a burlap bag, Tomato pruning for yield, Tomato pests and diseases, Making salsa (with kids), and Tomato recipes.
Friday: Entries accepted and judging begins continuing through Saturday with judging and awards ceremony on Saturday.
Location: Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center 6903 Great View Drive North Memphis,TN
Contact: Debbie Griste-Evans
Email: greattomatocontest@gmail.com



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Sat Jul 01, 2017 12 PM - 8 PM

Mid-South Great Tomato Contest sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Rotating education programs: Heirloom tomatoes history, tomatoes in a Grow Box, Tomatoes in a straw bale, Tomatoes in a burlap bag, Tomato pruning for yield, Tomato pests and diseases, Making salsa (with kids), and Tomato recipes.
Friday: Entries accepted and judging begins continuing through Saturday with judging and awards ceremony on Saturday.
Location: Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center 6903 Great View Drive North Memphis,TN
Contact: Debbie Griste-Evans
Email: greattomatocontest@gmail.com
 

Thu Sep 14, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Preparing the Landscape for Winter
Speaker: Joellen Dimond, Tennessee State University, Tipton County Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
Speaker: Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

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