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Friends First Friday: Clemetis

Date: 01 April 2016 - 01 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Lyndy Broder will share her passion for growing clematis in the Southern garden. Lyndy is a past president of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Clematis Society. . This Master Gardener will inspire us with different ways to incorporate clematis into the garden, including native Georgia species clematis.

Hall County Master Gardener Spring Garden Expo

Date: 01 April 2016 - 02 April 2016
Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM Friday; 8:30AM-4:00 PM Saturday
Cost: Adults $2, Children Free
Location: Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville, GA 30507 Six miles from Exit 20 off I-9857
Phone: (770) 535-8293

Details:

Over 50 garden related vendors as far as the eye can see from around Georgia and neighboring states. Vendors carry a wide variety of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and vegetable plants, and fun things you won’t find elsewhere such as crafts and garden art, hardware and garden accessories. Four expert speakers will offer free sessions on Beekeeping, Benefits of Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening, Deer Resistant Gardens and Conifers and Pruning Techniques. Held in an open air covered arena.

Spring Native Plant Sale 2016 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Greenhouse

Date: 01 April 2016 - 02 April 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost:
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Thursday, March 31 – CNC Members – Only Sale from 4-7pm
Friday and Saturday, April 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 10am-5pm
Invite spring to your garden. Native Plants add diversity, attract native insects, feed birds and mammals, and are easy to care for. We’ll have plants for every situation—from sun to shade plus Herbs and Veggies for the Edible Garden. Attract butterflies, pollinators, and birds to your garden by going native. Plant Inventory on website.

Spring Wildflowers of the Upland Deciduous Forests of Georgia

Date: 02 April 2016 - 02 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

The cool, moist forests of the Piedmont’s ravines and slopes support a wealth of spring wildflowers. Students will learn the botanical terminology to identify and describe plants and will learn a variety of tools to identify spring-blooming plants. We will then visit the Dunson Native Flora Garden and learn a number of spring ephemerals and other early-blooming plants.

Trees Atlanta’s 4th Annual Native Wildflower and Vine Sale

Date: 02 April 2016 - 02 April 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost:
Location: Freedom Farmers’ Market at The Carter Center
Phone: (404) 458-4515

Details:

Over 1700 individual plants—native wildflowers, grasses, and tree-friendly vines will be available for purchase at the Fourth Annual Trees Atlanta Native Plant Sale.

The selection showcases the native perennial wildflowers that are planted on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Included are great bird-and-butterfly-friendly species such as milkweed, native lilies, aster, jack-in–the-pulpit, and goldenrod. We’ll have many species of vines, ferns, and grasses for sale, too.

Trees Atlanta’s 4th Annual Native Wildflower and Vine Sale

Date: 02 April 2016 - 02 April 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost:
Location: Freedom Farmers’ Market at The Carter Center
Phone: (404) 458-4515

Details:

Over 1700 individual plants—native wildflowers, grasses, and tree-friendly vines will be available for purchase at the Fourth Annual Trees Atlanta Native Plant Sale.

The selection showcases the native perennial wildflowers that are planted on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Included are great bird-and-butterfly-friendly species such as milkweed, native lilies, aster, jack-in–the-pulpit, and goldenrod. We’ll have many species of vines, ferns, and grasses for sale, too.

Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Date: 02 April 2016 - 02 April 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: Whole Foods Educational Farm (former Harry’s Market) 1180 Upper Hembree Rd, Roswell, GA
Phone: (678) 297-6200

Details:

Sustainable gardening is creating an environment where desirable plants and insects coexist. It involves: enriching and feeding the soil; fostering healthy plants; encouraging diversity; deterring harmful insects and diseases. Class will explain how to do this, while eliminating/minimizing chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

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

Build a Miniature Garden

Date: 03 April 2016 - 03 April 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: $20 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Come see what’s in for spring for your miniature gardens and see how to incorporate them into your existing garden or start your very first one. RSVP – $20. Material cost includes pot, soil, moss and 3 Itty Bitty Plants. Miniature garden add-ons available at an additional cost.

Tomatoes 101

Date: 07 April 2016 - 07 April 2016
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Kemp Memorial Library 4029 Due West Road Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: (770) 528-2527

Details:

Come join us and learn how to successfully grow your own tomatoes. Presented by Renae Lemon – Master Gardener Coordinator – Cobb County Extension

The Annual Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Event

Date: 08 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: Free to the public
Location: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 887-2418

Details:

Visit us at “The Barn” and have your gardening needs met by the quality vendors offering native plants, shrubs, trees, annuals, garden items and more. Plants adapted and hardy for this area. Master Gardeners will answer all your gardening needs and give expert advice as well as sharing up to date research based information. Drop by the Master Gardener Plant Booth and purchase pass-a-long plants from their gardens. Free presentations throughout the day, raffles, food vendors, handicap parking.

Sow Now, Reap Later: Spring Garden Planning

Date: 08 April 2016 - 08 April 2016
Time: Noon - 1:00PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Cobb County Water Lab Training Room - Corner of 660 S. Cobb Drive and Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Bring your lunch and learn tips and tricks to plan your Spring Garden. Class taught by Amy Whitney, UGA Extension – Cobb County & Cobb Master Gardener

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 08 April 2016 - 08 April 2016
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Cobb County Water Lab Training Room - Corner of 660 S. Cobb Drive and Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Discussing Beatrix Potter’s Garden, Facilitator Dr. Judy Mitchell

Spring Native Plant Sale 2016 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Greenhouse

Date: 08 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost:
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Thursday, March 31 – CNC Members – Only Sale from 4-7pm
Friday and Saturday, April 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 10am-5pm
Invite spring to your garden. Native Plants add diversity, attract native insects, feed birds and mammals, and are easy to care for. We’ll have plants for every situation—from sun to shade plus Herbs and Veggies for the Edible Garden. Attract butterflies, pollinators, and birds to your garden by going native. Plant Inventory on website.

Oakland Cemetery Spring Plant Sale

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 688-2107

Details:

Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Spring Plant Sale will return on Saturday, April 9. Bring cash, check or credit card and chose from a wide variety of plants, including heirloom varieties propagated from the gardens and new varieties from local growers. All proceeds benefit the gardens at historic Oakland Cemetery.

Because we do not have carts, be sure to bring your own method to transport your plants safely home!

Plantapalooza

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Trial Gardens at UGA, The UGA Horticulture Club
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Athens is known as a gardening destination year-round, but when three University of Georgia entities have plant sales from 8 am to 2 pm, Athens is place for gardeners! Sales are at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, The Trial Gardens at UGA at 220 W. Green Street, and the UGA Horticulture Club at the intersection of College Station Road and Riverbend Road. Each sale offers a different experience. Plantapalooza will happen rain or shine.

6th Annual Plantapalooza

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Athens is known as a gardening destination year-round, but when three University of Georgia entities have plant sales from 8 am to 2 pm Athens will the place for gardeners to be! Sales are at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, The Trial Gardens at UGA at 220 W. Green Street, and the UGA Horticulture Club at the intersection of College Station Road and Riverbend Road. Each sale offers a different experience.

Small space & Courtyard Design

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Have a small yard or courtyard and don’t know what to plant to give you privacy or joy? Come learn what to plant or add to give you months of enjoyment. RSVP – FREE

Azalea Chapter ARS Annual Plant Sale

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Cost: Fee to public; plants sold from $5.00 to $30.00
Location: 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (770) 262-6491

Details:

Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, GA 30033. The sale features regionally grown Native Azaleas, Evergreen Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camellias, Mt. Laurel and Companion Plants, not typically available at local garden centers.

Georgia Iris Society Meeting

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church
Phone: (404) 202-3888

Details:

Georgia Iris Society will meet on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2pm at St. Bartholomew
Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329
Ken Duke, GIS member, Master Judge and landscape designer will present “How to prepare and present your iris for the Spring Show.
Our meetings are free and all are welcome. Join us for beautification, education and recreation. Snacks and door prizes will be available.
For more information contact Stacy Cooke or Harvey Holmes 404 202 3888.

Diva Day – Make a Hanging Terrarium

Date: 10 April 2016 - 10 April 2016
Time: 1 pm
Cost: $25 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Join us to create a Hanging Terrarium with succulents and other fun materials. RSVP -$25.

NORTH GEORGIA CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING, MONDAY, APRIL 11

Date: 11 April 2016 - 11 April 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: No charge
Location: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Mershon Hall
Phone: (404) 355-4478

Details:

We are honored to have guest speaker Tommy Alden join us. Owner of County Line Nursery in Byron, Georgia, Tommy is an active Camellia show judge and past president of the Middle Georgia Camellia Society and Chairman of the American Camellia Society’s Massee Lane Garden Council.

We’ll meet in Mershon Hall. For easy access, drive to the upper deck of the parking lot at the far end closest to Piedmont Park. We’ll have those doors open.

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Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 11 April 2016 - 11 April 2016
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Founders Hall, 5801 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: (404) 641-8633

Details:

Walter Reeves, the Georgia Gardener himself, will be the featured speaker for the meeting of Mountain Shadow Garden Club on Monday evening, April 11. The title of his program will be “When Bad Things Happen to Good Gardeners”. As a popular garden expert, writer, and radio and television host, Walter is sure to provide an educational and entertaining evening. The program is free and open to men and women of all ages. Refreshments and socializing follow.

Gwinnett Technical College’s Spring 2016 Plant Sale

Date: 12 April 2016 - 14 April 2016
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost:
Location: Building 600, GTC, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (678) 226-6298

Details:

Come to the Spring 2016 Plant Sale at Gwinnett Tech for annuals, shrubs and perennials. Some edibles will be available as well. All proceeds go the the school’s horticulture program.

Early Spring Treasures in the Woodland Garden

Date: 12 April 2016 - 12 April 2016
Time: 3:30 - 6:30PM
Cost: $20
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join Cliff for a class focusing on mid-season ephemerals and native azaleas. Learn how to create a woodland ephemeral garden in your own yard as well as identification and cultivation strategies for shade loving woodland perennials.

Georgia Homegrown Tomatoes

Date: 12 April 2016 - 12 April 2016
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Olin Tatum Agriculture Building Cartersville GA
Phone: (770) 387-5142

Details:

Free seminar on everything you wanted to know about growing tomatoes but were afraid to ask!

Spring Plant Sale Festival

Date: 15 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, plants are for sale
Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

Find the best selection of vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and much more at the annual Plant Sale Festival hosted by the Wylde Center at the organization’s Oakhurst Garden, and presented by Cummin Landscape Supply. Selections include vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, flowering annuals, trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, succulents, hypertufa pots and dish gardens. Plant experts will be on hand to answer questions.

McDonough Garden Club Plant Sale

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 8:00-12:00
Cost: free
Location: City Market (next to Moyes Pharm)
Phone: (770) 756-2046

Details:

18th annual plant sale to benefit club projects and scholarship. Many types of trees, shrubs and perennials

Atlanta Koi Club Annual Koi Auction and Plant Sale

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coastal Pond and Fountain, 2110 Tucker Industrial Rd, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (404) 754-8637

Details:

Our annual koi and goldfish auction will be held at Coastal Pond and Fountain Supply in Tucker, GA. Also available will be pond equipment and plants for sale. Registration and preview starts at 10am, auction starts at 11am. Lunch will be available.

Gardening with Native Azaleas

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: (770) 641-3978

Details:

Presented by the Roswell Garden Club and Historic Smith Plantation in honor of the Roswell Azalea Festival, Charles Andrews will present Gardening with Native Azaleas. Mr. Andrews is President of the Native Azalea and Rhododendron Society. He has transplanted wild Rhododendrons and Magnolias with other native species to his own landscape and cataloged hundreds of colors, size, shape and growing needs. He is a strong advocate for use of these beautiful, drought-tolerant plants.

Vegetable growing. Hands on

Date: 16 April 2016 - 01 January 2012
Time: 10.00am
Cost: Free
Location: 4001 powers ferry road. Farm chastain
Phone: (494) 451-5138

Details:

Farm Chastain, an Urban Teaching Farm is at 4001 powers ferry road Atlanta and is part of The Chastain Park Conservancy. We hold monthly free gardening classes for everyone and look forward to seeing you at the Farm. We have 5 beehives, a goat and two roosters. We will be showing you how to plant spring vegetables , please bring your gardening gloves! Contact. Rosie Davidson wldrosie1@gmail.com

Tower Garden Workshop

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Cost: $25 per person
Location: Epic Family LIfe Center 2650 Olde Towne Pkwy Duluth ga 30097
Phone: (770) 846-4647

Details:

ATL Urban Farms is offering a workshop on the Tower Garden, a vertical aeroponic growing system using no soil, only air and water, with only 10% of space and water used in growing with soil. Attend and learn about the system and how easy it is to grow clean vegetables in a small space and how it saves you a lot of money over buying vegetables from stores.

The Piedmont Gardeners Tour of Athens Gardens

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 10 am to 4 pm Rain or shine
Cost: $15 from local retailers, $20 at the gardens on tour day
Location: Athens, GA
Phone: (404) 636-5920

Details:

An annual tradition in Athens Georgia, our tour showcases five of the finest, most beautiful and inspiring gardens in the vicinity. This year we have some treasures all within walking distance in the middle of Athens! The UGA President’s Garden itself is included. A rare chance to see this special garden.
Come to Athens, a marvelous small town with lots to offer – both in terms of horticulture and so much else.

Georgia Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: None
Location: McFarlane Nature Park, Marietta
Phone: (770) 343-6000

Details:

Join us for our annual Spring Native Plant Sale. Each year our volunteers come together to offer thousands of native plants for sale. These plants come from a variety of sources: they are propagated by our volunteers, rescued from local construction sites, donated from our members’ gardens, donated by nurseries and purchased from reputable sources.

Tweak Your Yard Design Days

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $25 per half hour
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Meet at the nursery with one of our designers to plan that perfect little spot in the back yard, redo along the front of your house, or design the perennial garden you have been dreaming of. This is your chance to get professional help without laying out a lot of dough. Bring photos and rough measurements. Please limit the area to about 500 sq. ft. $25 Fee for ½ hr. appointment. You will also receive a 20% discount on plants purchased that day only. Call to schedule your appointment.

Dividing Perennials

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Learn how and when to divide the perennials in your garden. We’ll show you what tools you need and what you need to do. RSVP – FREE

The 15th Annual Tucker Plant Swap & Share

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE and Donations Accepted
Location: 5073 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 496-9785

Details:

A popular community event where gardeners of all skill levels share plants from their own gardens with each other! Rain or Shine Event at the First Baptist Church of Tucker parking lot at Lavista Road and Fourth Street. Bring (tagged and identified please) perennials, annuals, houseplants, flower and vegetable seeds, shrubs, trees, native plants, gently used garden tools and cool yard art. Garden Tour tickets will be on sale too. Proceeds benefit Tucker Historical Society.

Dendrobiums

Date: 17 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Time: 2:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

The Northeast Georgia Orchid Society meets every third Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center’s Gardenside Room at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
They invite you to join them to learn more about this month’s topic: Dendrobiums. Email northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com for info.

Annuals for Shade & Shade Plants for Pots

Date: 17 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Come see what plants are great for those shady areas in your yard or patio. We’ll show how you can still have color in your shade garden. RSVP – FREE

Junior Beekeeper Program

Date: 17 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Cost: $30.00
Location: Alpharetta Ga.
Phone:

Details:

One day educational event for kids 6-13. Children watch a video presentation about honeybees and participate in a live beehive inspection, honey extraction and hive construction. Protective clothing and all equipment are provided. Where do honeybees Live? How do they work? Discover how they make honey. See them talk! Learn how they pollinate flowers. Why are honeybees so important to us everyday?

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Monthly Meeting

Date: 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free with exception of small parking deck charge
Location: 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA (follow signs to meeting place)
Phone: (678) 895-3945

Details:

Our honored speaker will be Paul Colombo. His topic will be “How to Take Pictures with Your Smart Phone!! You don’t want to miss this!!!!! Paul was in charge of the American Rose Society photo contest which he updated from a slide contest to a digital file contest. He has won an ARS photo contest, a magazine cover, and a few pieces of published rose photography. Bring your smart phones!!

Establishing and Growing Perennials

Date: 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 641-3760

Details:

This class will help you get started, as well as offer information to help your perennials prosper, including: understanding your site conditions; soil preparation; planting and dividing; mulching, watering, fertilizing and weed control; pinching and deadheading; selecting perennials and choosing easily grown varieties. Class is run by UGA Fulton Co. Ext and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at http://www.roswellgov.com Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020)

Georgia Perennial Plant Association (GPPA) lecture meeting

Date: 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
Time: 7:30 PM lecture, 7:00 PM light refreshments
Cost: Free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, 30305
Phone:

Details:

“Growing a Greener World” by Brie Arthur, a Professional Garden Communicator – Brie will share how her signature design technique of ‘Foodscaping,’ which pairs edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape, is functional, convenient, as well as attractive, and helps grow a greener world. Her ideas will add new flavors to every size landscape as well as being beautiful and utilitarian! Brie is the Foodscaping and Landscape Design correspondent on the PBS TV show Growing A Greener World.

Growing a Greener World

Date: 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: McElreath Hall - Atlanta History Center in Buckhead
Phone: (770) 439-7112

Details:

Brie Arthur, a Professional Garden Communicator, will speak on “Growing a Greener World.” Brie is committed to getting the message out that plants, gardening, and all things horticultural are the way of the future! She is the Foodscaping and Landscape Design correspondent on the PBS Television show Growing A Greener World. She films from her one-acre suburban foodscape giving practical advice on integrating edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape.

Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening

Date: 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Come join us for an inspiring evening talking about the beauty in everyday life through the metaphor of a garden as speaker Richard Wall talks on his late wife Carol Wall’s memoir: Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association lecture meeting

Date: 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.; refreshments 7:00 p.m.
Cost: free lecture; ask about $35 membership
Location: Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd.
Phone:

Details:

“Growing a Greener World,” Brie Arthur. Brie is part of a very exciting group of young people involved in the green industry, committed to getting the message out that plants, gardening and all things horticultural are the way of the future! Encouraging everyone to “think outside the box,” Brie will explain why pairing your edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape is functional, convenient and attractive. Her ideas will add new flavors to every landscape, from suburban oasis to containers.

Establishing and Growing Perennials

Date: 20 April 2016 - 20 April 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: City of Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department on 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: (678) 297-6200

Details:

This class will help you get started, as well as offer information to help your perennials prosper, including: understanding your site conditions; soil preparation; planting and dividing; mulching, watering, fertilizing and weed control; pinching and deadheading; selecting perennials and choosing easily grown varieties.

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

Flower Arraning Unit 5: Creative and Miniature Designs

Date: 20 April 2016 - 20 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Unit 5 focuses on Creative Miniature Design. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants will be provided with a list of materials to bring to class. Limited to 20 participants. Priority will be given to those participants who have completed Units 1-4.

Spring Wildflowers of the Granite Outcrops of Georgia

Date: 20 April 2016 - 20 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Georgia is home to 90% of the Southeastern Piedmont’s granite outcrops, one of the most endangered and botanically interesting natural communities in the US. Students will be introduced to the ecology and plants of granite outcrops during classroom time. We will then visit Rock and Shoals Natural Area to learn to identify the species in the field and to observe the ecological processes that create and maintain granite outcrops.

Anne Hathaway Garden Club annual plant/Bake Sale

Date: 20 April 2016 - 20 April 2016
Time: 9am-1pm
Cost: FREE /Open to the public
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center 505 Kennesaw Ave Marietta GA
Phone: (770) 426-4971

Details:

Rain or Shine
This is fundraiser for our club
Come early for the best selection in homemade baked good such as cookies, cakes and breads-
There will be plants from Garden Members own gardens – proven success for this area and priced to move!
Choose plants/shrubs for sun and shade, especially hosta, hellebore and hydrangea- ready for your spring garden.
Also featured will be heirloom tomato and vegetable plants grown from seed, ready to to go in your garden.

American Hydrangea Society Spring Meeting

Date: 21 April 2016 - 21 April 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Open to the public, memberships available
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church 4465 Northside DR NW Atlanta, GA
Phone:

Details:

Please join us for an evening with Dr. Mark Windham, Distinguished Professor of Ornamental Pathology from The University of Tennessee. Dr. Windham will be speaking on the insects and diseases of hydrangeas.
Social – 7:00pm
Meeting – 7:30pm
Come early for a good seat and to buy your raffle tickets!

Norcross Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Date: 22 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: Varies
Location: 33 College Street Norcross, GA 30071
Phone:

Details:

Don’t miss Norcross’ largest and finest community plant sale!

Shop our unique plants and talk to our informative garden helpers for new ideas for your garden. Also on hand will be a master gardener to answer any questions and to provide county extension materials about various gardening topics. Please be aware, many selections are limited. Shop early for the best selection!!

Cash or Check payment accepted.

Choose from hard-to-find varieties @ great prices

Garden Fair & Plant Sale

Date: 22 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Jim R. Miller Park - 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Featuring hundreds of plants from the gardens of Cobb County Master Gardeners, as well as some wonderful offerings from our specialty vendors. Featured items include: ferns, hostas, fruit trees, native plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, compost, sod, rain barrels, yard art & sculptures, trellises, planters, birdhouses, botanical apparel and so much more.

Athens Area Master Gardener Association’s Annual Spring Plant Sale

Date: 23 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: 2152 West Broad St. Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 613-3640

Details:

Saturday April 23, 2016 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

2152 West Broad St. Athens, Ga. 30606
Athens Clarke Co. Extension Office

Next door to Long Horns Restaurant

Rain or Shine Cash or Check Only

Budget Friendly Prices!

Herbs, Vegetable plants, Annuals, Perennials, Trees, Shrubs, Ferns, Ground covers, Seedlings

DeKalb Master Gardener Assoc. Spring Plant Sale

Date: 23 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm No Early Bird Sales!
Cost: Free, bring a friend!
Location: Oak Grove United Methodist Church Parking Lot 1722 Oak Grove rd. 30033
Phone:

Details:

We have dug and divided great plants for your gardens from our gardens. These plants are reliable and hardy in the Atlanta area. This fundraiser supports the Horticulture Scholarships we award to DeKalb students at the Gwinnett Tech Horticulture Program. Tried and true perennials, some small shrubs and trees. Natives and even some rare plants! See you there!

Plant Sale

Date: 23 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 9:00 am.-2:00 p.m.
Cost: free
Location: McDonough, GA
Phone: (404) 353-3239

Details:

The Henry County Master Gardeners will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 23 at Hertiage Park

The sale will include a variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables and trees.

How to Repel Mosquitoes in Your Yard

Date: 23 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Got Mosquitos??? We’ll show you ways and products to help repel mosquitos in your yard. RSVP – FREE

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Plant Sale

Date: 23 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 5801 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, 30087 0087
Phone: (404) 641-8633

Details:

Mountain Shadow Garden Club will present its popular plant sale–an annual event–on Saturday, April 23. It will be in the same parking lot area at Eastminster Presbyterian as in past years. There will be a wide range of perennials, annuals, shrubs, and other plants and garden materials. Club members with many years of experience in gardening around the Atlanta area will help customers make selections and learn about caring for new purchases.

Garden CVlub of Georgia Historic House and Garden Tour

Date: 24 April 2016 - 30 April 2016
Time: 10a.m.-4p.m.
Cost: $35
Location: 4537 N US HWY 29, Newnan GA 30265
Phone:

Details:

Saturday April 30 from 10a.m. to 4p.m. at historic Oak Grove, 4537 N. US HWY 29, Newnan GA, the 1830’s home and the restored gardens will be open. $35 ticket for admission, proceeds go to matching grants for historic landscape preservation administered by the Garden Club of Georgia, a 501c3 organization.

Earth Day Festival: BEE Wylde

Date: 24 April 2016 - 24 April 2016
Time: 12-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

The Wylde Center, in partnership with the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association, will celebrate Earth Day with a family-friendly festival Sunday, April 24 in two Decatur locations: Oakhurst Garden and Harmony Park. This year’s bee-themed event is called “Earth Day Festival: BEE Wylde!”, and will feature activities for children and adults including live music, a costume contest, puppet-making and “Flight of the Puppet Bee” procession, craft activities, scavenger hunts and a parade. Rain or shine.

Spring Bird Ramble

Date: 24 April 2016 - 24 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Come join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a morning bird walk at the Garden. Look and listen for our spring migrants. First time birding? No problem. ORAS members will help you spot and identify the feathery creatures. All birding levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. For more information vist www.oconeeriversaudubon.org.

Ladies Night Out – Make Two Sugar Scrubs

Date: 28 April 2016 - 28 April 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $25 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Sugar scrubs are wonderful to soften your hands, especially after a day in the garden. Make 2 scrubs to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Remember Mother’s Day is coming! RSVP – $25.

In the Garden With…

Date: 28 April 2016 - 15 May 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $25-$30, see website
Location: 3800 Northside Drive. Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Phone: (908) 400-3869

Details:

This weekend, we extend a special welcome to metro-area Garden Clubs, but events are open to all! Meet lauded local landscape designer Joe Gayle—the man responsible for the landscape and gardens of this Showhouse, and receive behind-the-scenes tours of the property from Garden Weekend Chair Debbie Swann.

GCMGA Plant Sale

Date: 29 April 2016 - 29 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: FREE!
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Phone:

Details:

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association will hold their plant sale on Friday at the Gwinnett Justice and Administrative Center at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Perennials, annuals, vegetables, shrubs, natives and wonderful yard art. Questions answered at our “Ask a Master Gardener” booth. Hope to see you there.

Garden Faire

Date: 30 April 2016 - 30 April 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Historic Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave, Roswell GA
Phone: (678) 467-4202

Details:

Once again, the North Fulton Master Gardeners present their annual Garden Faire. Whether rain or shine, there will be something for everyone.
Pass-A-Long Plants – Master Gardeners love to share their plants. We’ll have a HUGE selection for your garden, including perennials, herbs, natives, and more. Purchase unique gifts, birdhouses, tools, garden décor, crafts and plants from over thirty exciting vendors. Entertainment, gardening presentations as well as food and beverages will be available.

Iris Show

Date: 30 April 2016 - 30 April 2016
Time: 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Phone: (494) 202-3888

Details:

Georgia Iris Society invites you to our annual Iris Show “Iris in Wonderland” on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11am to 4pm at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
Entries and Admission are free.
For more information contact Stacy Cooke or Harvey Holmes 404 202 3888.