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GARDENING EVENTS FOR October 2016

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Trees Atlanta’s 17th Annual Tree Sale

Date: 01 October 2016 - 01 October 2016
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost:
Location: 453 Freedom Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone:

Details:

Our 17th Annual Tree Sale will feature over 1,500 of the best native and exotic plants available – including 200 species of trees, shrubs, native perennials, and tree-friendly vines that provide habitats for our furry and feathered friends.

Held rain or shine.

Proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta’s planting and education programs.

Halloween Miniature Garden

Date: 01 October 2016 - 01 October 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $20 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Make a miniature garden with a Halloween theme. $20 Fee which includes container, 3 plants, soil and moss. Other Halloween or Fall decorations available at a 15% discount. Call to RSVP.

How to Plant Trees and Shrubs

Date: 01 October 2016 - 01 October 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Did you know that the Fall is the best time to plant? Come listen to the expert on how to plant trees and shrubs. Free, Call to RSVP.

Organic Practices

Date: 04 October 2016 - 04 October 2016
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 1262 Government Circle
Phone: (770) 473-5434

Details:

Learn research-based information for growing vegetables with organic practices. Discuss how to take a systems approach to organic gardening and farming. We’ll cover planning, crop rotation, soil fertility, weeds and pests.

Although this class is free, registration is required. To register, call 770-473-5434 or email hortpa@uga.edu. Provide your name and the name of the class. Feel free to register online at: http://ugaextension.org/county-offices/clayton.html

Composting

Date: 04 October 2016 - 04 October 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 641-3760

Details:

Compost consists of partially decomposed organic matter that is essential for healthy soil, but is normally missing in our red clay. Learn how you can create your own compost from commonly available materials. This class will cover the major steps involved, required ingredients, hot vs cold composting, various methods you can use. Class is run by Fulton Co. Extension and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020)

Fall Festival

Date: 08 October 2016 - 16 October 2016
Time: 12PM-5PM
Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Children
Location: 1987 Gibbs Dr. , Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone: (770) 893-1881

Details:

Refresh your Sense of Wonder with music, food and flowers!
Tour 220 acres
Michael Allen Radio Show band plays all your favorites on both Saturdays and Williamson Bros.-Bar-B-Q offers mouth watering barbecue for purchase that is hard to resist. Desserts are available from Pie Local and Not As Famous Cookie Company.

Enjoy Strolling Classical Musicians on Sundays with violin, flutes and harp. Food, wine and beer also available for purchase. The Arbor Café will also be open.

2 weekends in October

Atlanta Koi Show

Date: 08 October 2016 - 09 October 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Sat, 9:00AM - 2:00 PM Sun
Cost: Free
Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone:

Details:

The Atlanta Koi Club Koi and Goldfish Show will have spectacular koi and goldfish on display as they are being judged. There will be vendors selling fish, supplies and plants. There will be raffles running throughout both days. There will also be a plant held by the Gwinnett County Master Gardener’s Club on Saturday from 9:00 AM until Noon. In addition, the Atlanta Bonsai Society will have some amazing bonsai on display. Rain or shine as the show is indoors. Fun for the whole family.

Atlanta Koi Show

Date: 08 October 2016 - 09 October 2016
Time: Sat 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: $0
Location: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Phone: (770) 315-5200

Details:

The Atlanta Koi Club Koi and Goldfish Show will have spectacular koi and goldfish on display as they are being judged. There will be vendors selling fish, supplies and plants. There will be raffles running throughout both days. There will also be a plant sale held by the Gwinnett County Master Gardener’s Club on Saturday from 9:00 AM until Noon. In addition, the Atlanta Bonsai Society will have some amazing bonsai on display. Rain or shine as the show is indoors. Fun for the whole family.

Composting

Date: 08 October 2016 - 08 October 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 1180 Upper Hembree Road (former Harry’s Market, now Whole Foods offices and a large vegetable garden). Roswell GA 30076
Phone: (678) 297-6200

Details:

Compost consists of partially decomposed organic matter that is essential for healthy soil, but is normally missing in our red clay. Learn how you can create your own compost from commonly available materials. This class will cover the major steps involved, required ingredients, hot vs cold composting, various methods you can use. Outdoor class will demonstrate some practical methods and is run by the Fulton Co. Extension, N Fulton Master Gardeners and Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission.

S’mores for All

Date: 09 October 2016 - 09 October 2016
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

Atlanta families are invited to spend enjoyable evenings making and eating s’mores in five of the city’s tranquil greenspaces. The Wylde Center is hosting five free family-oriented gatherings, “S’mores for All” from 5-7 p.m. The first event will be held at Oakhurst Garden. All s’more fixings will be provided and the evening will include storytelling.

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 10 October 2016 - 10 October 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:

On October 10, Barbara Dorfman will discuss “Pruning to Retain the Natural Form of Shrubs”. She studied horticulture at Gwinnett Technical College and and is now a landscape consultant assisting homeowners with pruning, low maintenance strategies, and replacing exotic, invasive species with natives. Topic covers tools needed, timing and when to ignore the rules, renewing overgrown shrubs, and how plants respond to various pruning cuts. Open to men and women of all ages. Refreshments follow.

Bonsai Basics

Date: 11 October 2016 - 11 October 2016
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: Mountain View Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Cobb Master Gardeners present Gardeners’ Night Out with Michael Stoddard, Bonsai fan. A brief history of bonsai and its introduction to the US will be provided. Styles of trees, tools and techniques used in planting bonsai will be demonstrated.

Gwinnett Tech Horticulture Department’s Fall Plant Sale

Date: 11 October 2016 - 13 October 2016
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Building 600/Greenhouse, Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone:

Details:

Come to the campus greenhouse to load up on pansies, violas, perennials and fall/winter vegetables! All proceeds benefit the Horticulture Department and are much appreciated.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 14 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 998-8737

Details:

Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan, facilitator Sondra Nierenberg

Ferns in Your Garden

Date: 14 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
Time: 1200noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Cobb Master Gardeners present Lunch & Learn with Carmen Cudd, Cobb MG.
Bring your lunch and learn how ferns reproduce, how to care for ferns, and the best ferns for your garden.

Tweak Your Yard Design Days

Date: 15 October 2016 - 15 October 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 an area in 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.

Sustainable Gardening

Date: 15 October 2016 - 15 October 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

A sustainable garden works in harmony with nature. There are many techniques that can improve the health of your garden and minimize any negative impact on the environment. Most are easy and fun and will save you time in the long run. Free, Call to RSVP.

How to Put Your Roses to Bed for Winter

Date: 15 October 2016 - 15 October 2016
Time: 1 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Now’s the time to get your roses ready for winter. Come learn what you need to do to help your roses survive the winter. Free, Call to RSVP.

S’mores for All

Date: 16 October 2016 - 16 October 2016
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Hawk Hollow, 2304 1st Ave., Atlanta, GA 30317
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

Atlanta families are invited to spend enjoyable evenings making and eating s’mores in five of the city’s tranquil greenspaces. The Wylde Center is hosting five free family-oriented gatherings, “S’mores for All” from 5-7 p.m. The second event will be held at Hawk Hollow, Oct. 16. All s’more fixings will be provided and the evening will include storytelling.

Garden Design Master Class with Annie Guilfoyle

Date: 20 October 2016 - 24 October 2016
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $590
Location: 786 Church Road Wayne PA
Phone: (610) 687-4163

Details:

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis. Followed by essential techniques of how to initiate the design, where to find inspiration, and how to develop a creative concept into a stunning garden.

Together with the Chanticleer staff, Annie will focus on ways of achieving imaginative ideas for hardscaping

Japanese Maples Colorfest

Date: 22 October 2016 - 13 November 2016
Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: Adults $20, Seniors $18, Children $10
Location: 1987 Gibbs Dr. , Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone: (770) 893-1881

Details:

Come for a front row seat as over 2,000 Japanese Maples display brilliant autumn color in shades of red, yellow, orange and gold, from late October through mid-November.
On October 22 and 23 the Atlanta Bonsai Society will have bonsai on display and offer some for sale.

The Michael Allen Radio Show band entertains on Oct.22 and Williamson Bar-B-Q will be available for purchase.

S’mores for All

Date: 23 October 2016 - 23 October 2016
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Sugar Creek Garden, 415 East Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

Atlanta families are invited to spend enjoyable evenings making and eating s’mores in five of the city’s tranquil greenspaces. The Wylde Center is hosting five free family-oriented gatherings, “S’mores for All” from 5-7 p.m. The third event will be held at Sugar Creek Garden, 415 East Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030 (behind Oakhurst Presbyterian Church). All s’more fixings will be provided and the evening will include storytelling.

Elms & Roses Garden Council Lecture

Date: 24 October 2016 - 24 October 2016
Time: 5:30-8:00
Cost: $20 in advanced; $25 at door
Location: Del'avant, 141 Main Street, LaGrange 30240
Phone: (706) 884-5081

Details:

The Elms & Roses Garden Council of LaGrange will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hills & Dales with a garden lecture by nationally acclaimed author and lecturer, Dr. William C. (Bill) Welch of Texas A&M on October 24, 2016 at Del’avant, 141 Main Street, LaGrange, GA. The event begins with a wine and cheese reception and plant sale with Petals from the Past, Jemison, AL at 5:30, followed by the lecture and book signing at 6:30. Tickets are $20, when purchased in advance, and $25 at the door. F

American Hydrangea Society Fall Meeting

Date: 24 October 2016 - 24 October 2016
Time: 7:00pm social 7:30pm meeting
Cost: Free, membership available
Location: Atlanta History Center Woodruff Auditorium 130 West Paces Ferry RD NW Atlanta, GA
Phone:

Details:

Elizabeth Dean, co-owner of Wilkerson Mill Gardens, will speak on
“Hydrangeas….There is No Accounting for Taste!”
Plant raffle after lecture .

Identifying and Growing Georgia Fruit Trees

Date: 27 October 2016 - 27 October 2016
Time: 12:15 - 1:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: VIP Building, Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138, Jonesboro 30236
Phone: (770) 473-5434

Details:

Katherine Kennedy, Executive Director of Concrete Jungle will lead a discussion on the many fruits growing in Georgia, and how to identify, harvest and prepare them. Concrete Jungle is an organization that provides year-round fresh food for the homeless and hungry in Atlanta.

Birding 101, How to create a bird habitat

Date: 29 October 2016 - 29 October 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

We will discuss all you want to know about birds here in Georgia. How to create a great habitat that attracts birds to your yard and overview of birds that over winter in Georgia. Free, Call to RSVP.

S’mores for All

Date: 30 October 2016 - 30 October 2016
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Mulberry Fields, 1301 Iverson St., Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

Atlanta families are invited to spend enjoyable evenings making and eating s’mores in five of the city’s tranquil greenspaces. The Wylde Center is hosting five free family-oriented gatherings, “S’mores for All” from 5-7 p.m. The fourth event will be held at Mulberry Fields, 1301 Iverson St., Atlanta, GA 30307. All s’more fixings will be provided and the evening will include storytelling.