GARDENING EVENTS

Share a Gardening Event

Do you have a gardening event coming up that you would like to list on the Gardening Event Calendar? Registered members of WalterReeves.com may submit event information to our website free of charge.

Simply log-in, click the button below, and fill out the submission form. Be sure to include a link to the web page that contains all of the event details (not just a link to your home page.)

Events listed here are also eligible to be included in my emailed garden newsletter. Your event should appear on this site within a day or two of submission.

GARDENING EVENTS FOR March 2016

March 2016 |  April 2016 |  May 2016 |  June 2016 |  July 2016 |  August 2016 |  September 2016 |  October 2016 |  November 2016 |  December 2016 |  January 2017 |  February 2017

Friends First Friday: Native Azaleas

Date: 04 March 2016 - 04 March 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

There are 12-13 azalea species native to Georgia. These are a divesrse, beautiful group of plants that bloom through 3 seasons and have been named as the 2016 Georgia Gold Medal Plant in the native plant category. Come hear Clif Brock tell us more about these native shrubs and how to incorporate them into your landscape.
This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the Garden, gardening or garden history.

CULTIVATING SHIITAKES WITH LOVE IS LOVE FARM

Date: 05 March 2016 - 05 March 2016
Time: 12:00pm-3:30pm
Cost: $45 members/ $55 nonmembers
Location: Love is Love @ Gaia Gardens 900 Dancing Fox Rd. Decatur, GA 30032
Phone:

Details:

Join us for a day of fun and exploration as we delve into the secretive world of fungi by learning to cultivate your own delicious mushrooms at home. We’ll harness the transformative power of mushrooms to create healthy delicious food at home using simple and inexpensive materials. Each attendee will take home an inoculated log.

CHICKEN COOP DESIGN

Date: 06 March 2016 - 06 March 2016
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $20 member/$30 nonmember member/$30 nonmember
Location: Digital Additive 1075 Zonolite Rd. Suite 1D Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone:

Details:

Want to add chickens to your homestead next year or build your feathered friends a better home? Autumn is the perfect time to learn so that you’re ready to hit the ground running in spring with plans in place and costs accounted for. By the end of the class you will know what it takes to build a coop, the best materials to use, how to control your building cost, and how to protect your flock from predators.

A Few of My Favorite Things

Date: 08 March 2016 - 08 March 2016
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: Mountain View Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

A discussion of native trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground covers with MG Carmen Cudd.

Favorite Deer Resistant Plants

Date: 08 March 2016 - 08 March 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:15AM
Cost: $15
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Deer a problem in your garden? In this class Connie Cottingham and Mike Sikes will discuss their favorite deer-resistant plants, fun combinations, and what each plant can contribute to your landscape. These trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and bulbs are among Connie and Mike’s favorites, and are great plants whether or not deer graze your garden. 10:00-11:15 am. 706-542-6156 or botgarden.uga.edu.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 11 March 2016 - 11 March 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery Facilitator Susan Dawsey

“Small is the New Big”: Small Gardens with Impact

Date: 11 March 2016 - 11 March 2016
Time: 1200noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Lunch and Learn: Bring your lunch and learn how to have a garden that lives large regardless of size with MG Pam Bohlander.

Georgia Daffodil Society Blooms at CNC

Date: 12 March 2016 - 12 March 2016
Time: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Georgia Daffodil Society, GDS, in Cooperation with North Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges a show themed “What Is In My Garden”. Kingfisher Hall will bask in the gold, yellow, white and pink glow of hundreds of daffodils as the GDS presents its annual show. Spreading the joy of growing daffodils and educating the public has been the core of this Society’s mission since 1954. Every year sees outstanding blooms from a range of climates with exhibitors representing Georgia, North and South Ca

Georgia Iris Society Meeting

Date: 12 March 2016 - 12 March 2016
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Ga.30329
Phone: (404) 202-3888

Details:

Georgia Iris Society will meet on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2pm at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329. Our speaker will be Valarie Nichols, free-lance illustrator, graphic designer and backyard beekeeper who will present “The Honeybee in the Garden”.
Our meetings are free to the public and all are welcome. Join us for education, beautification and recreation.
Door prizes and snacks will be provided. 404-202-3888 for more information.

THE ABUNDANT GARDEN & HOMESTEAD

Date: 12 March 2016 - 12 March 2016
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $20 member/$30 nonmember
Location: 215 Clarion Ave Decatur, GA, 30030
Phone:

Details:

Learn to make use every inch of your yard for beauty, food and relaxation during a personal tour of the abundant garden of Anne-Marie Anderson, The Celtic Gardener. Graze on food plants while exploring how to make nature your partner and ally: using materials generated on site, incorporating chickens for waste disposal and compost, and bees for pollination and honey.

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 14 March 2016 - 14 March 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:

Master Rosarian Bobbie Reed will present a program titled “Roses: Updates on Cultivars and Diseases” at the Mountain Shadow Garden Club meeting on Monday evening, March 14. She will discuss newer disease-resistant roses and give an update on Rose Rosette Disease, which is an increasing problem in north Georgia. Ms. Reed is active in the American Rose Society, the Greater Atlanta Rose Society, and Greater Gwinnett Rose Society. MSGC is open to men and women. Refreshments and socializing follow.

Attracting Monarch Butterflies

Date: 15 March 2016 - 15 March 2016
Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: free
Location: The Bridge, 225 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City
Phone:

Details:

Susan Meyers is a Master Gardener, and Garden Club member with a passion for butterflies. She has volunteered with Monarchs Across Georgia since 2003, leading trips to the overwintering colonies Mexico, facilitating educator workshops, and administering pollinator habitat grants. Recently retired from the education department at Stone Mountain Park, she volunteers with a middle school science club gardening for wildlife and participates in plant- and insect-related citizen science projects.

Spring Atlanta Home Show

Date: 18 March 2016 - 20 March 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 general admission; children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older free
Location: Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 798-1997

Details:

Over 350 home remodeling experts will gather at the Cobb Galleria Centre March 18-20 (www.AtlantaHomeShow.com). Featuring the latest products and services for home remodeling, interior design, landscaping and outdoor living, the Spring Atlanta Home Show offers attendees the opportunity to comparison shop and talk to the experts one-on-one. Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. Expert speakers, including Walter Reeves, door prizes, live radio broadcasts, buyer discounts and much more.

Chemistry of Orchid Scents

Date: 20 March 2016 - 20 March 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
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: Chemistry of Orchid Scents. Email northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com for info.

Garden Travels: Victoria Falls and Secluded Botswana

Date: 22 March 2016 - 22 March 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Jeff Lewis and Karen Gardner will share their adventure to Zambia and Botswana where they ventured in 2015 for an African safari. Jeff says there will be some plant photos, but the focus was clearly on the animals and birds they encountered.
Presented by Friends of the Garden.

Flower Arranging Unit 4: Fruits and Vegetable Design

Date: 23 March 2016 - 23 March 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

This is the fourth in a series of five National Garden Club units focusing on designs incorporating fruits and vegetables. 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 1-3.

Plants of the Desert: Growing Cacti and Succulents

Date: 26 March 2016 - 26 March 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
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, bring a container for planting.

Spring Bird Ramble

Date: 26 March 2016 - 26 March 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 visit www.oconeeriversaudubon.org.

Grow Vegetables Virtually Anywhere with no digging! workshop

Date: 28 March 2016 - 28 March 2015
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Come see how the revolutionary Tower Garden makes gardening painless. Autumn Hill Nursery in Woodstock will demonstrate how easy it is to grow vegetables and herbs in the Tower Garden using aeroponics. If you have limited space or don’t like to weed, this could be for you, intrigued? Come let us show you how it works. RSVP – Free

Early Spring Treasures in the Woodland Garden

Date: 29 March 2016 - 29 March 2016
Time: 3:30PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $20
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join Cliff for the first of a two-part class focusing on some of our most beloved early risers in the in the South. Through this class you will learn how to create a woodland ephemeral garden in your own yard. Both sessions will focus on identification and cultivation strategies for shade-loving woodland perennials. The March class will focus on Asaurms, Trilliums, native wildflowers, and bulbs. Another class focusing on mid-season ephemerals and native azaleas will be held April 12

Annual Plant Fair and Sale

Date: 31 March 2016 - 03 April 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission to Beach Area Only
Location: Callaway Gardens Robin Lake Beach Area
Phone: (855) 546-9740

Details:

The Annual Plant Fair and Sale is an exceptional shopping opportunity, featuring a wide variety of plants and unique garden items from more than a dozen local and regional vendors – all under one roof at the Robin Lake Beach Dome! This is one of Callaway Gardens’ largest fundraising events, with proceeds going to the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation in order to support the Gardens and its educational and environmental programming.