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GARDENING EVENTS FOR May 2016

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Recycling Flowers

Date: 08 May 2016 - 08 May 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6195

Details:

This year’s theme of our gala fundraiser, the Gardens of the World Ball, is the White Garden at Sissinghurst. Imagine the beautiful floral arrangements that will decorate the Conservatory! The morning after the Ball, volunteers gather to break down these arrangements, create new arrangements in donated vases, and deliver the new arrangements to area nursing homes and assisted living homes.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 13 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Facilitator Beth St Jean

Friends First Friday: Japanese Maples

Date: 13 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

David Freed, the owner of Garden Design Nursery in Danielsville, Georgia will be our speaker for the “Second” Friday in April. His nursery specializes in Japanese Maples, popular specimen plants that can be featured in any garden, large or small, offering color, texture and drama. David grafts and grows varieties that will thrive especially in the southeast due to our higher humidity and temperatures. Please join us to learn more about these exciting and popular plants.

Athens Flute Choir

Date: 15 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Come enjoy the talented musicians of the Athens Flute Choir, a non-profit community music ensemble dedicated to the enrichment of Athens and the surrounding areas through music performance.

Phalaenopsis Culture

Date: 15 May 2016 - 15 May 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: Phalaenopsis Culture. Email northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com for info.

Tea Time

Date: 17 May 2016 - 17 May 2016
Time: 5:00 - 7:00PM
Cost: $25
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join Maisie Noel for a fabulous tea time. They will talk about their experiences running the herbal tea program at the UGArden followed by a short lecture to learn about herbal plants, remedies, growing and harvesting. After the lecture will be a hands-on segment to create your own herbal tea remedies and other products to take home.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 20 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

This is a new date. May 13 has been cancelled

Plant Taxonomy

Date: 21 May 2016 - 21 May 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $105
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Taxonomy is the branch of science that names and classifies plants, animals, fungi, microbes, etc. Simple dissection and observation of plant parts can quickly reveal the identity of most species. Our goals are to familiarize you with the basic characteristics that botanists look at when investigating an unknown plant and to introduce you to the use of classic ID tools like dichotomous keys (decision trees) to distinguish this plant from that. Bring your hand lens!