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Plan, Plant & Prune

Date: 01 November 2012 - 01 November 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $ 10.00
Location: Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 275 pine rd. Newnan Ga.
Phone: (770)254-2620


Join us at the second in a series of Organic Gardening Seminars sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardeners as Mike Cunningham of Country Gardens Farm teaches us how to Plan, Plant and Prune through slides and a live pruning demonstration Mike will explain these fundamental principals to having a successful garden.

FRIENDS First Friday: Garden Growers Turn Gift Shop into Santa’s Workshop

Date: 02 November 2012 - 02 November 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cost: $12 (members $10)
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6138


Susan Cooper, Gift Shop Manager, will tell us about this dedicated group of Volunteers who design and make specialty items for the Gift Shop. Includes a made-from-scratch breakfast by
Countryside Catering. Please make your reservation by October 30 by calling 706-542-6138.

Family Day: Celebrating Africa!

Date: 03 November 2012 - 03 November 2012
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156


Join us as we celebrate 25th anniversary of African Studies at UGA! Explore faces, places, culture, plants and art of Africa in this family friendly event. Storytelling, dance and music will highlight the morning. Special stations will feature African plants, human origins, instruments of Africa, and more. As a special treat, plan to taste and learn about snacks from Africa.
Co-sponsored by the African Studies Institute and the Georgia Museum of Art.

Barrier Island Ecology (a Coastal Certificate in Native Plants elective)

Date: 03 November 2012 - 03 November 2012
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Cost: $50 ($45 members)
Location: Little St. Simon’s Island, GA
Phone: (706)542-6156


Students will learn about the geological history of Georgia’s barrier islands and how that history drives the ecological processes at work on the coast today. We will explore the major plant communities on the island and learn to identify the most important plant and animal species. Meet at the Little St. Simon’s dock on the north end of St. Simon’s Island at 8:30am (directions supplied when you register), boat transportation to and from the island included in fee.

Clayton County Master Gardeners’ 7th annual Symposium, “Gardening With Heart”

Date: 03 November 2012 - 03 November 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. 0 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 until October 26; then $40.00
Location: Eula Ponds Perry Learning Center, 137 Spring St., Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770)478-4391


Join us for a day of four interesting speakers (Robin Porter, owner of The Plant Emporium in Griffin, “Gold Medal Winners and other Great Plants for the Garden”; Eric King, owner of King Landscaping, “Designing With Nature”; Chris McGregor, co-owner of Horizons LTD in Conyers, “Pruning Tips, Tools and Techniques”; Arty Schronce from the Department of Agriculture, “Designing for Winter Beauty”.)
Add homemade snacks, lunch, door prizes, vendors and raffles to the mix and it’ll be a great day!

Tree and Forest Folklore Hike

Date: 03 November 2012 - 03 November 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15 General Public/$10 CNC Members, Advance Registration Required by 11/1
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center
Phone: (770)992-2055


Come as early as 6:00 pm to enjoy a picnic dinner on the grounds. The hike will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Join Horticulturalist Lisa Cole in an evening journey through our illuminated woodland trails. This program will teach you to identify common species in our region, as well as give insight into the Spirit of the Trees. Wrap up the evening with campfire, marshmallows, plant-infused teas and more!

Bringing Nature Home, Presentation by Doug Tallamy

Date: 08 November 2012 - 08 November 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $10, $5 students
Location: Elachee Nature Science Center
Phone: (770)535-1976


Author Doug Tallamy will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes, emphasize the benefits of designing gardens with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so.

Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers Association.

Admission: $10, Students $5.

Nature Naturally Outdoor Weekend

Date: 10 November 2012 - 11 November 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $295 Weekend Package rate: for two people
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (706)663-5153


Looking to do something more than walk through the woods when enjoying nature? What better place than Callaway Gardens to take a twilight walk on one of our nature trails; get up-close with one of Callaway’s Birds of Prey; learn how to geocache, a high-tech scavenger hunt; kayak, canoe or bike; stargaze; or just relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Meeting of Daylily Society of Greater Atlanta

Date: 10 November 2012 - 10 November 2012
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: free
Location: 10777 Bell Rd, Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: (770)650-6658


The next DSGA meeting will be at Bellmere Garden House. Covered dish luncheon following meeting. All welcome.

Marietta Gardeners Club Meeting

Date: 12 November 2012 - 12 November 2012
Time: 7:15pm-9:00pm
Cost: free for visitors, members pay annual dues
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center 55 Kennesw Avenue Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-443-7675



7:30pm-club meeting with educational speaker

Mastering the Nightscape: Fantasy in Lights

Date: 12 November 2012 - 13 November 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2012 or Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cost: $100 includes Gardens admission
Location: Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Phone: (706)663-5153


Building upon the concepts mastered in the Foundations II Workshop, this workshop is designed to assist the participant with mastery of focus and exposure.

The North Georgia Camillia Society

Date: 12 November 2012 - 12 November 2012
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: No charge except for parking (est. $2 per hour)
Location: GardenHouse Workshop, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404)355-4478


The North Georgia Camellia Society’s November meeting will feature Sandra Sandefur speaking on Basic Design and Native Plants. A charter member of the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Georgia Native Plant Society, and a past president of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association, Sandefur is the owner of Dogwood Knoll Design in Kennesaw, GA.

The North Georgia Camellia Society meets at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, September through April with the annual Camellia Show in February.

Johnstone Lecture – People and Plants: Stories from the Mount Cameroon Area of Africa

Date: 13 November 2012 - 13 November 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00pm
Cost: Free, reservations requested – RSVP to 706-542-6138
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6138


This year’s annual Johnstone Lecture will highlight the native plants of the Mount Cameroon region of Africa. These plants are of economic importance and used medicinally, nutritionally, and culturally. Paul Blackmore, manager of the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Fuqua Tropical Conservatory, will discuss how these plants are used by the local people.

Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting

Date: 13 November 2012 - 13 November 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: None
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: (770)343-6000


Invasive Species in Georgia: What you can do to help! Come learn more about how to identify invasive plants (bring one of your own to identify) and learn about how to effectively deal with them. Presented by Karan Rawlins, Invasive Plants Coordinator at the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health of the University of Georgia, Tifton.

Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds – Greater Gwinnett Rose Society’s November meeting

Date: 13 November 2012 - 13 November 2012
Time: 7-9:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Gwinnett County Justice and Adminstration Building in Lawrenceville


Our November topic will be “Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds” with Professor Paul Thomas, PhD, University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

Dr. Thomas’ research at UGA is focused on commercial bedding plant and perennial production. He plans and implements regional and state programs involving the greenhouse industry, serves as State Extension Specialist in Floriculture, and has been an educational advisor to the Georgia Flower Growers Association.

Lessons From the Other Coast: What I learned designing in California and what California could learn form the Southern garden

Date: 20 November 2012 - 20 November 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta


November meeting of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association.
Kristen Landfield, Landfield Garden Design, Atlanta, GA
Garden enthusiast and designer Kristin Landfield relays insights, observations, lessons and adventures from her time spent working in CA last year. With an eye toward translating West Coast innovation into a Southern vernacular for gardens she will highlight some unexpected lessons and reflect on what the two places could learn from one another.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association

Date: 20 November 2012 - 20 November 2012
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Atlanta History Center


Landscape designer Kristin Landfield will discuss her experience with design and implementation of landscapes in the Atlanta area and on the west coast, focusing on the design and gardening lessons that gardeners from the two regions of the US can learn from one another. Social hour begins at 6:30, with the program at 7:30

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Meeting

Date: 20 November 2012 - 20 November 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (small parking charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678)895-3945


The next meeting of the Greater Atlanta Rose Society will take place on Tuesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. Our speaker will be Kari Hill, co-owner of Autumn Hill Nursery. Autumn Hill is a family-owned business with
locations in Woodstock and Canton that features many new varieties of potted roses each season. Be sure to bring friends and attend the last formal meeting at the Atlanta Botanical Garden until the New Year.

The Southern Garden Series, featuring the work of Annie Laurie Dodd Opening reception hosted by Ladies’ Garden Club

Date: 26 November 2012 - 26 November 2012
Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: $25
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6014


As the first, formal garden club in America and in recognition of its 125th year, Ladies’ Garden Club will kick off a signature fundraising event highlighting the work of Ms. Annie Laurie Dodd. The evening will include the pre-sale of a limited edition series of giclée prints of Southern garden flowers.

Roswell Garden Club

Date: 27 November 2012 - 27 November 2012
Time: 10 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building in Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road in Roswell.
Phone: (678)596-0340


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