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GARDENING EVENTS FOR November 2015

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Athens Flute Choir

Date: 01 November 2015 - 01 November 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center
Phone:

Details:

Celebrate “Our Heritage” with the Athens Flute Choir at its Fall concert inside our tropical conservatory. The program will feature works including “Oh Shenandoah” and the Shaker melody “Simple Gifts” in addition to works celebrating the emigration experience, Appalachia, New Orleans jazz, and a revolutionary-flavor fife and drum march for flute choir and percussion titled “George Washington’s Teeth.” Admission is free.

FRIENDS First Friday

Date: 06 November 2015 - 06 November 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center Downstairs
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Piccadilly Farms in Bishop is known for many things – Lenten Roses, shade perennials – and a stunning conifer collection. This month Valerie and Bill Hinesley of Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens will talk to us about their favorite conifers.This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the Garden, gardening or garden history. Please make your reservation by the Wednesday before by calling 706-542-6138.

Fall Festival

Date: 07 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Theater-in-the-Woods
Phone:

Details:

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

Plants of the Desert: Growing Cacti and Succulents

Date: 07 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Kevin Tarner, succulent enthusiast and professional horticulturist, will begin with an overview of how cacti and succulents are able to thrive in the hottest places on Earth. Next, he’ll introduce the most desert-adapted and horticulturally popular plant families. We’ll then explore how to successfully cultivate and propagate desert plants. Each participant will get their hands dirty by creating their own succulent dish garden to take home. Please bring your own planter; we will provide the rest

Clayton County Master Gardener Symposium

Date: 07 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $35.00 after Oct 31 $40.00
Location: Fairfield Clubhouse
Phone: (678) 637-9515

Details:

10th Annual Symposium on Saturday/November 7th, 2015. The speaking order is: Bob Westerfield on “Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces & Budgets”, Amanda Tedrow on “Composting”, Tara Dillard on “Designs for Beautiful Landscapes”, and Rick barnes on “Gardening in Small Spaces”.
The location is Fairfield Neighborhood Clubhouse in Jonesboro, GA. Hours 9am-4pm. Symposium fee is $35.00 if registered by October 31st and $40.00 at the door. The registration fee includes: Snacks, Lunch and Door Prizes

Make an Autumn Delight Miniature Garden

Date: 07 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $15 materials cost
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery offers a workshop in making a delightful Miniature Garden. Even fairies redecorate their house for fall. Includes garden themed house, pot, plants for landscape and pebbles for pathways. Purchase as many fairies and miniature accessories as needed to complete the scene. $15 materials fee. RSVP – space is limited. 770-442-3901

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 09 November 2015 - 09 November 2015
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:

Staci Catron will present a program titled “Horticultural Heritage: Gems from the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center”. The Cherokee Garden Library holds over 30,000 objects dating from 1586 to the present, including rare books, periodicals, seed and nursery catalogs, drawings, postcards, and more.
The program will be followed by refreshments and socializing. Open to men and women of all ages. For more information, contact MSGC president Jeff Raines at 404-641-8633.

North Georgia Camellia Society

Date: 09 November 2015 - 09 November 2015
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Cost: No charge, parking deck, est. $2 an hour
Location: The Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404) 355-4478

Details:

Carole Simpson, owner of Ashe Simpson Garden Center, will be the speaker.

The North Georgia Camellia Society meets monthly, September – November
and January – April. Visit our Facebook page!

Due to ongoing construction at the Garden, the meeting will be held in Mershon Hall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Pollinators: Unsung Garden Heroes

Date: 10 November 2015 - 10 November 2015
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: South Cobb Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

MGVOCC Gardeners’ Night Out – Learn which plants you can grow in your garden or in containers that will provide food for pollinators with Marge Igyarto, Cobb Master Gardener

Herbal Creams, Salves, and Sprays

Date: 10 November 2015 - 10 November 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $30
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Anne Shenk, Director of Education, and Pam Butts, Curator of the Conservatory and the Herb & Physic Garden, will share a variety of recipes for using herbs, essential oils and beeswax to prepare products for health and beauty. Participants will prepare and take home an herbal cream, a medicinal salve, and an herbal spray, as well as a wealth of knowledge to create more at home!

Johnstone Lecture: The Garden at Night: Moths, Pollination Services, and Climate Change

Date: 10 November 2015 - 10 November 2015
Time: 7:00 pm, reception following
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

James W. Porter is the Josiah Meigs Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia, a renaissance man who is known for his award winning photography, as well as his knowledge of butterflies and moths, climate change, coral reefs, and ecology. Join us for a talk that will be a delight for both your eyes and your curious mind. Meet Dr. Porter during the reception following his talk. Reservations requested.

Beekeeping

Date: 13 November 2015 - 13 November 2015
Time: 1200noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

MGVOCC Gardeners’ Night Out – Beekeeping with Metro Atlanta Beekeepers

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 13 November 2015 - 13 November 2015
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv Facilitator Dorothy Dowell

Kid’s Workshop – Make Decorations for Holidays

Date: 14 November 2015 - 14 November 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $10 materials cost
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery offering a Kids Workshop to make holiday decorations. $10 materials fee. RSVP 770-442-3901

Georgia Perennial Plant Association meeting

Date: 17 November 2015 - 17 November 2015
Time: 7:30PM
Cost: free; ask about $35 membership good thru 2016
Location: Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall
Phone: (770) 439-7112

Details:

“The Wonderful World of Daffodils,” Sara Van Beck, author of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940, and co-author of Daffodils in Florida: A Field Guide to the Coastal South. Sara Van Beck is widely regarded as one of the South’s foremost daffodil authorities. She is a past regional director of the American Daffodil Society and a past president of the Georgia Daffodil Society, and she has managed the GDS’s historic daffodil program at Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery.

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Monthly Meeting

Date: 17 November 2015 - 17 November 2015
Time: 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free except small parking deck charge
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Phone: (678) 695-3945

Details:

Our featured speaker this month will be Ann Peck of Tennessee. She will be covering a variety of topics: fungi and bacteria on roses, Rose Rosette Disease from an avid rose grower’s perspective, and how to prevent moles and voles in your yard. She’ll be talking about creating a garden calendar – learning what to watch for and what to do throughout the year in your garden. Let the Botanical Garden you are going to the rose meeting. Please join us!!!

Ladies Night Out – Holiday Wine Bottle Painting

Date: 18 November 2015 - 18 November 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $35 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Join Autumn Hill Nursery in Ladies Night Out – A fun workshop to paint a holiday scene on a wine bottle. Add flair to your Christmas Decor with a painted Wine Bottle with lights. Refreshments and adult beverages will be served. Space is limited so RSVP to 77-442-3901

Thanksgiving Table Arrangement workshop

Date: 19 November 2015 - 19 November 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $30.00 per person
Location: 100 pea ridge rd, canton ga
Phone: (770) 345-5252

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery in Canton offers a great workshop to make a spectacular Thanksgiving Table Arrangement. Be the hit of the town with the best table arrangement for your Thanksgiving table. RSVP 770-345-5252

Norcross Garden Club November Meeting

Date: 19 November 2015 - 19 November 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: free
Location: 33 College St., Norcross, GA.
Phone:

Details:

Jessica Sterling of the Chattahoochee Riverkeepers will present to garden club members and the general public a talk entitled “Keeping watch over our waters”. This talk should be of interest to anyone living near this impressive river . Decisions are being made now that will affect it and the neighboring communities. Attendees will be able to talk to Jessica and garden club members before and after the presentation.

Welcome Spring with a Layered Bulb Pot

Date: 21 November 2015 - 21 November 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $25 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill nursery workshop to show you how to layer spring blooming bulbs in a pot to give you joy in the late winter. In February, expect a burst of Spring as each bulb emerges. RSVP to 770-442-3901

Full Moon Hike

Date: 25 November 2015 - 25 November 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor's Center
Phone:

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.

Cartoon Christmas

Date: 29 November 2015 - 29 November 2015
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Cartoon Christmas at Autumn Hill Nursery
Activities include:
– Grinch Maze
– Frozen Karaoke
– Minion Photo Booth
– Rudolph Scavenger Hunt
– Ride A-Long with Snoopy as he
hunts for the=Red Baron
– Visit with Santa at his Home on the Road
– Story-Telling with Mrs. Claus
Choose your family’s perfect Christmas Tree.
We also have decorated wreaths, garland, swags and more… All activities are FREE. Gather the family and your friends andcome Celebrate Christmas with Autumn Hill Nursery