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GARDENING EVENTS FOR November 2014

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Fall Festival

Date: 01 November 2014 - 01 November 2014
Time: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Cost: Free but donation for the Children's Garden will be accepted
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Playing in the leaves? Making apple cider? Creating art out of nature? Learning about trees and leaves? What else would you think of to celebrate fall? Join us for the beginnings of many seasonal festivals to come as we celebrate the space that will become known to be the Forest Play area of the Children’s Garden.

“Bugs @ Play” by Ann Blum – Book Release Party

Date: 01 November 2014 - 01 November 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Garden volunteer Ann Blum has created the popular puppet shows for our annual Insect-ival Family Festival for the past 20 years. Each fun and informative puppet show is now in her new book, as well as interesting facts that support the themes and lessons within the puppet shows. Come hear Ann talk about her new book “Bugs @ Play”, the characters she has inspired, and Garden stories – and pick up a signed copy.

Let’s Build a Harvest Miniature Garden

Date: 01 November 2014 - 01 November 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: Free workshop. $15 material fee
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

We’ll show you how easy it is to garden small scale! This is a hands-on workshop where you will build a miniature garden. No shovels, no sweating, but beware miniature gardening is addictive.
FREE workshop, $15 materials Fee. Come join the fun. RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901

School Day Off

Date: 03 November 2014 - 03 November 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join the education staff for a day off from school discovering the wonderful world of plants! The day will include a hike through the cultivated garden and trails. Along the way we will play fun environmental and sensory games as we discover interesting facts about plants through hands-on activities and explorations on the Garden grounds.

Medicinal Salves and Lotions

Date: 04 November 2014 - 04 November 2014
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Discover a variety of recipes for using herbs, essential oils and beeswax to prepare products for health and beauty. Participants will prepare and take home a container of cream, two containers of medicinal salves and a wealth of knowledge to create more creams and salves at home.

Full Moon Hike

Date: 06 November 2014 - 06 November 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Come see the garden come alive at night! 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. Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor Center.

Friends First Friday: Linda Chafin

Date: 07 November 2014 - 07 November 2014
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist, will talk about the making of the book she and Hugh and Carol Nourse have recently completed, the “Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States.” Due out in 2015, the guide describes more than 1,000 species and features nearly 800 color photographs, most by the Nourses. Linda will talk about “how the sausage gets made” when it comes to writing a field guide. Please make your reservation by Wednesday, November 5 by calling 706-542-9353.

Tower Garden Workshop

Date: 07 November 2014 - 07 November 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: $25 per person or $40 couple
Location: 6976 Frix Rd., Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: (678)410-6981

Details:

Attend a Tower Garden workshop and learn how to be successful in growing fresh fruits and vegetables in a very limited space. Perfect for urban farming on a deck, balcony, roof or any small space that has 5-6 hours of full sun. Requires minimal effort with no weeding, tilling or any of the problems that come with planting in soil and it only uses 10% of the water used in conventional gardening.

Create a Winter Interest Garden

Date: 08 November 2014 - 08 November 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

We’ll discuss how to create a Winter Interest Garden including structure, texture of plants, varieties of plants, shape of beds. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your garden can’t shine! FREE workshop – RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901

Tower Garden Workshop

Date: 08 November 2014 - 08 November 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: $25 per person or $40 couple
Location: 6976 Frix Rd., Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: (678)410-6981

Details:

Attend a Tower Garden workshop and learn how to be successful in growing fresh fruits and vegetables in a very limited space. Perfect for urban farming on a deck, balcony, roof or any small space that has 5-6 hours of full sun. Requires minimal effort with no weeding, tilling or any of the problems that come with planting in soil and it only uses 10% of the water used in conventional gardening.

Johnstone Lecture: Frederick Law Olmsted in the Southeast

Date: 13 November 2014 - 13 November 2014
Time: 7:00 pm, reception following
Cost: Free, reservations requested
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Come hear Frederick Law Olmsted (as interpreted by Kirk Brown of Philadelphia) speak about design and his fascinating and influential life. Please call reservations in to 706-542-9353. If you’d like to learn more about Olmsted and garden history, don’t miss the Southern Garden Heritage Conference the following day.

Southern Garden Heritage Conference: Olmsted’s Legacy in the South

Date: 14 November 2014 - 14 November 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $115
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Frederick Law Olmsted is considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. The full-day conference will be held on Friday with presentations by Lucy Lawliss of the National Park Service, Bill Alexander of The Biltmore Estate, Spencer Tunnell of Tunnell and Tunnell in Atlanta, Andrew Khor and more. Each presentation will relate to Frederick Law Olmsted and how his vision has influenced our present day landscape architecture. Please visit our website for a complete schedule.

Demo Building Christmas Gypsy Garden

Date: 14 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 100 Pea Ridge Rd. Canton, GA
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

We will demonstrate how to create a Gypsy Garden for Christmas. FREE workshop, RSVP Canton 770-345-5252

Fall Family Hike

Date: 15 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join Education Staff, Andie Bisceglia, for a family hike this fall! Learn about why leaves change color, what animals are doing to get ready for winter, and enjoy a beautiful hike through the woods. Bring along friends and family of all ages. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and get ready to explore! (Recommended that children are at least 5 years old). Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor Center.

Master Gardeners Present with Q & A

Date: 15 November 2014 - 15 November 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Some of the Cherokee County Master Gardeners will present a topic and be available to answer questions you might have about your garden. This is a great opportunity to gain useful knowledge about a variety of topics that affect your garden. FREE workshop – RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901