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GARDENING EVENTS FOR May 2015

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Create Your Own Miniature Butterfly Garden

Date: 02 May 2015 - 02 May 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $15 materials cost
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a workshop titled: Create Your Own Miniature Butterfly Garden – Join the fun while creating your own garden. Please RSVP – $15 Material cost includes pot, soil, moss and 3 Itty Bitty Plants. Miniature garden add-ons available at an additional cost.

Spring Wildflowers of the Southern Blue Ridge (Elective)

Date: 02 May 2015 - 02 May 2015
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: $50.00
Location: Lake Winfield Scott, Blue Ridge Mountains
Phone:

Details:

Join us for a field class at Lake Winfield Scott in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. We will explore the mid-spring flora from 2800 – 3250 feet, learning to recognize common spring wildflowers of the north Georgia mountains. Though the trail is steep in some areas, we will move slowly for a total of about 2 1/2 miles. Bring lunch to eat on the trail and rain gear. Bathroom facilities at the lake. Directions and meeting place will be provided upon registration. Limited to 12 participants.

Full Moon Hike Series

Date: 03 May 2015 - 03 May 2015
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Meet at Fountain in front of Visitor Center
Phone:

Details:

Come see nature come alive at night this spring! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night! Be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a backpack carrier is suggested. Pre-Registration is required.

Vermicomposting Workshop

Date: 05 May 2015 - 05 May 2015
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join Athens in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week. During our Let Us Compost Vermiculture Workshop, you’ll build a worm bin yourself, with all of the provided materials and hands-on instruction. Leave knowing all you ever wanted to know about worm composting with all the tools to do so right away! The fee includes instruction, bin materials to make day-of and worms.

Container Gardening

Date: 05 May 2015 - 05 May 2015
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 641-3760

Details:

Containers with plants contribute additional color, form, texture and variety to our landscape. With changes, they can also be used throughout the year. This free class will cover: types of plants to consider; choosing containers; soil requirements; selecting/arranging plants; regular care. A container planting will be created.

Class run by UGA Fulton Co. Ext and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg

Container Gardening

Date: 06 May 2015 - 06 May 2015
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678) 297-6200

Details:

Containers with plants contribute additional color, form, texture and variety to our landscape. They can also be used throughout the year. This free class will cover: plants to consider; choosing containers; soil requirements; selecting/arranging plants; regular care. If attendees bring a container and plants, we will supply potting soil to create their own container.

Class run by UGA Fulton Co. Ext, N Fulton Master Gardeners and Alpharetta Natural Resources Comm. Register: (678) 297-6200.

Kids Kraft – Mother’s Day Gift Mosaic Stepping Stone

Date: 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $30 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a Kids Kraft workshop – Mother’s Day Gift Mosaic Stepping Stone – Shhhh, kids tell your dad to bring you to make a nice gift for Mother’s Day. We’ll be making a Mosaic Stepping Stone that you can personalize for mom. Cost: $30. Must RSVP – Space limited.

Roser Gardening for Beginners

Date: 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 100 pea ridge rd, canton ga
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a workshop titled: Rose Gardening for Beginners – Many of us have difficulty growing roses. Come find out the dos and don’ts about growing roses. Participants will enjoy a discount on roses. RSVP – Cost: Free

Through the Garden Gate

Date: 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
Time: 1000am - 500pm
Cost: $15 prior to event and $20 day of tour
Location: Cobb County
Phone: (770)528-4070

Details:

Cobb County Master Gardener Volunteers present their annual Garden Tour

Behind the Garden Gate

Date: 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $20 per person
Location: 818 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 778-4942

Details:

Here’s your chance to visit several unique and inspiring destination spots around the Lilburn area including The River House high on a bluff designed by Shady Grove Landscape Company, a magnificent Japanese-style garden featuring 23 varieties of japanese maples, a cozy Bistro retreat, a Secret Garden, the historic Lanford Farmhouse built in the early 1900’s, and Aaron’s Memorial Rock Garden, built by his Mother Marcia, in honor of her son who was the first American casualty in the Iraqi war.

Marietta Gardeners Club Annual Plant Sale

Date: 09 May 2015 - 09 May 2015
Time: 8am-2pm
Cost: free to attend plants are $1-$15
Location: Marietta First Methodist Church Marietta, GA
Phone: (770) 443-7675

Details:

Members propagate plants and share their special plants
with the community. We specialize in
perennials, native plants and southern plants.

Members will be there to answer questions and
give planting advice.

Check website for
plant sale updates and a list of anticipated plants.

Our plant sale is held in back of Marietta
First United Methodist Church in the parking lot on the corner of Polk Street
and the 120 loop.

GREATER ATLANTA ROSE SOCIETY SPRING ROSE SHOW

Date: 09 May 2015 - 10 May 2015
Time: 1:00-5:00pm (Sat) 9am-5pm (Sun)
Cost: Free to show - ABG admission required and parking deck charge
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 895-3945

Details:

Exhibitors and visitors welcome!! ABG admission fee required for non-exhibitors; free admission to rose show in Day Hall. We invite you to attend one of the Southeast’s premier rose shows! A dramatic display of America’s national flower. Enjoy an exhibition of 100’s of fragrant roses and rose arrangements – perfect outing for Mother’s Day! Exhibitors bring rose entries 6:30-9:30am. Closed door judging begins at 10am. Open to public 1-5pm Sat and 9am-5pm Sun. Famed rose grab Sun at 5pm!

Drawing in Nature – Illustration in the Garden with Toni Carlucci

Date: 12 May 2015 - 12 May 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Classroom 1
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

The Georgia Museum of Art, UGA, presents a workshop on drawing from nature at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia! Join artist Toni Carlucci to learn some of the secrets to drawing plants, flowers, and other objects of nature using techniques that are fun, effective, and easy to practice at home. Open to children ages 8 and older. This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. This program is a JMI Workshop that is sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and co-sponsored by the Turn

Japanes Maples Workshop

Date: 16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a workshop on Japanese Maples – Learn the history & allure of these spectacular trees, and how easy it is to incorporate their beauty in your own yard. RSVP. Cost: Free

GCMGA Garden Tour

Date: 16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 Day of Tour
Location: Gwinnett County
Phone:

Details:

Get inspired and learn more about gardening on the GCMGA garden tour. Tour 7 beautiful residential gardens created and maintained by Gwinnett Master Gardeners. Visitors can also experience 3 unique public spaces which received volunteer hours and/or grant money from the GCMGA. A wide variety of garden styles including a Charleston inspired garden, a mountain retreat, a native plant lover’s paradise, a pollinator garden, edible, cutting gardens and more will be featured.

South Metro Rose Society 30th Annual Rose Show

Date: 16 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Church of Christ, 870 RedwineRd, Fayetteville
Phone: (770) 631-3885

Details:

South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 30th Annual Rose Show on May 16-17th at Fayetteville Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 870 Redwine Rd. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging by 9:30 on 5/16. The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph the hundreds of roses and rose arrangements. Terrific raffle prizes! Rose bouquets sold for $1 per stem. Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer all rose questions.

Tucker Historical Society’s 2015 Thirteenth Annual Garden Tour

Date: 16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Advance $12.00 and Tour Day $15.00
Location: 4898 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 496-9785

Details:

This popular One Day Tour of 5 private Tucker, Northlake and Stone Mountain area gardens and the Master Gardener’s Tucker Butterfly Garden at Tucker Recreation Center is one you are sure to enjoy.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Brockett Square Barber Shop- 3853B Lawrenceville Hwy, Festival Unique Gifts -2343B Main Street, The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station -2316 D Main Street, and Tucker Flower Shop- 2249 Idlewood Road.

Proceeds benefit Tucker Historical Society.

Plant Sale

Date: 16 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: 56 Fourth Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30317
Phone: (678) 758-0208

Details:

There will be a plant sale at historic, (1885), East View at East Lake Cemetery on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM. These plants have come from the gardens of our many association members. Some are native plants, some annual, some perennial. Advice available. Located at 56 Fourth Avenue, Atlanta,30317 ; between Hosea Williams Blvd., Cottage Grove Ave., and Memorial Dr. in East Lake community near Decatur’s Oakhurst community. Great prices.

Experience the Enjoyment of Butterflies in the Garden

Date: 17 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Time: 1 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery presents a FREE workshop on creating an environment for butterflies and what to consider as well as what plants to use. You need to understand their needs in order to create an environment for them to thrive.

Mystery Night: Lowcountry Boneyard

Date: 19 May 2015 - 19 May 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $5
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Meet new people, gather with your book club or friends, or explore the tropical Conservatory with a glass of wine in hand at a reception hosted by the Athens Area Garden Club Council. Discover the latest beach read by Susan Boyer of Greenville, SC. Mid-April is the publication date for Lowcountry Boneyard, which is set in Charleston and is the third in the Liz Talbot Mystery Series. Hear Susan talk about her lively main character and inspiration, then purchase your copy and get it signed.

Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses

Date: 19 May 2015 - 19 May 2015
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 641-3760

Details:

Your shrubs and roses need to be prepared for our summer heat and possible lack of rain. They may also need to be pruned, at the right time. This class will teach you how to maintain and prune your shrubs and roses, covering: mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, pest control and pruning (where, when and how).

Class is run by Fulton Co. Extension and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg.

All About Composting Workshop

Date: 20 May 2015 - 20 May 2015
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Athens-Clarke County Library 2025 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 613-3640

Details:

Attend this free workshop by Athens-Clarke County Extension to learn all about composting. Topics will include how compost works, composting methods suited for the backyard or the apartment, proper equipment, uses of compost, troubleshooting problems and more. Beginner and experienced composters are welcome! Please register by May 19 by contacting 706-613-3640 or email atedrow@uga.edu.

Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses

Date: 20 May 2015 - 20 May 2015
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678) 297-6200

Details:

Your shrubs and roses need to be prepared for our summer heat and possible lack of rain. They may also need to be pruned, at the right time. This class will teach you how to maintain and prune your shrubs and roses, covering: mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, pest control and pruning (where, when and how).

This class is run by the Fulton County Extension, North Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Maintaining Your Vegetable Garden

Date: 30 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery offers a FREE workshop on maintaining your vegetable garden. We will cover preventive control for diseases and insects, how and when to fertilize, etc. RSVP