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GARDENING EVENTS FOR April 2016

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Friends First Friday: Clemetis

Date: 01 April 2016 - 01 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Lyndy Broder will share her passion for growing clematis in the Southern garden. Lyndy is a past president of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Clematis Society. . This Master Gardener will inspire us with different ways to incorporate clematis into the garden, including native Georgia species clematis.

Spring Wildflowers of the Upland Deciduous Forests of Georgia

Date: 02 April 2016 - 02 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

The cool, moist forests of the Piedmont’s ravines and slopes support a wealth of spring wildflowers. Students will learn the botanical terminology to identify and describe plants and will learn a variety of tools to identify spring-blooming plants. We will then visit the Dunson Native Flora Garden and learn a number of spring ephemerals and other early-blooming plants.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 08 April 2016 - 08 April 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Beatrix Potter’s Garden Facilitator Dr Judy Mitchell

Sow Now, Reap Later: Spring Garden Planning

Date: 08 April 2016 - 08 April 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: Planting season is here and it’s time to plan you spring vegetable garden. Bring your lunch and learn with Amy Whitney, UGA Extension and MG

Plantapalooza

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, Trial Gardens at UGA, The UGA Horticulture Club
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Athens is known as a gardening destination year-round, but when three University of Georgia entities have plant sales from 8 am to 2 pm, Athens is place for gardeners! Sales are at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, The Trial Gardens at UGA at 220 W. Green Street, and the UGA Horticulture Club at the intersection of College Station Road and Riverbend Road. Each sale offers a different experience. Plantapalooza will happen rain or shine.

6th Annual Plantapalooza

Date: 09 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Athens is known as a gardening destination year-round, but when three University of Georgia entities have plant sales from 8 am to 2 pm Athens will the place for gardeners to be! Sales are at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, The Trial Gardens at UGA at 220 W. Green Street, and the UGA Horticulture Club at the intersection of College Station Road and Riverbend Road. Each sale offers a different experience.

Henry County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Date: 11 April 2016 - 11 April 2016
Time: 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Cost: free
Location: Henry County Extension Office
Phone: (770) 914-6655

Details:

annual plant sale- vegetables, annuals. perennials, vines. Rain or Shine

Planning Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Date: 12 April 2016 - 12 April 2016
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: South Cobb Regional Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Gardeners’ Night Out: You need to know the basics for your vegetable garden: preparing the soil, when to plant, how to fertilize, and succession planting, so you will have a good harvest with MG Sandra Moore.

Early Spring Treasures in the Woodland Garden

Date: 12 April 2016 - 12 April 2016
Time: 3:30 - 6:30PM
Cost: $20
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join Cliff for a class focusing on mid-season ephemerals and native azaleas. Learn how to create a woodland ephemeral garden in your own yard as well as identification and cultivation strategies for shade loving woodland perennials.

The Piedmont Gardeners Tour of Athens Gardens

Date: 16 April 2016 - 16 April 2016
Time: 10 am to 4 pm Rain or shine
Cost: $15 from local retailers, $20 at the gardens on tour day
Location: Athens, GA
Phone: (404) 636-5920

Details:

An annual tradition in Athens Georgia, our tour showcases five of the finest, most beautiful and inspiring gardens in the vicinity. This year we have some treasures all within walking distance in the middle of Athens! The UGA President’s Garden itself is included. A rare chance to see this special garden.
Come to Athens, a marvelous small town with lots to offer – both in terms of horticulture and so much else.

Dendrobiums

Date: 17 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
Time: 2:00PM
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: Dendrobiums. Email northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com for info.

Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening

Date: 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Come join us for an inspiring evening talking about the beauty in everyday life through the metaphor of a garden as speaker Richard Wall talks on his late wife Carol Wall’s memoir: Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening.

Flower Arraning Unit 5: Creative and Miniature Designs

Date: 20 April 2016 - 20 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Unit 5 focuses on Creative Miniature Design. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. 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 1-4.

Spring Wildflowers of the Granite Outcrops of Georgia

Date: 20 April 2016 - 20 April 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Georgia is home to 90% of the Southeastern Piedmont’s granite outcrops, one of the most endangered and botanically interesting natural communities in the US. Students will be introduced to the ecology and plants of granite outcrops during classroom time. We will then visit Rock and Shoals Natural Area to learn to identify the species in the field and to observe the ecological processes that create and maintain granite outcrops.

East Metro Home and Garden Expo

Date: 23 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 10:ooAM-5:00PM
Cost: free
Location: Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA
Phone:

Details:

1st Annual Home and Garden expo east of Atlanta! Displays of the latest Home Improvement Projects and Services. Gardening tips and tools. Please visit our website at www.emetrohg.com if you would like to reserve a booth or for further information.

Walter Reeves, The Georgia Gardener, will be speaking at 11:00 a.m. with a Q&A to follow.

Plant Sale

Date: 23 April 2016 - 23 April 2016
Time: 9:00 am.-2:00 p.m.
Cost: free
Location: McDonough, GA
Phone: (404) 353-3239

Details:

The Henry County Master Gardeners will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 23 at Hertiage Park

The sale will include a variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables and trees.

Spring Bird Ramble

Date: 24 April 2016 - 24 April 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 vist www.oconeeriversaudubon.org.