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GARDENING EVENTS FOR May 2016

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Gardening in the South

Date: 01 May 2016 - 01 May 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

A lot of people are transplants to Georgia (Including most of us at Autumn Hill). Gardening is different in the south. We will give you the tips to have a successful and flourishing garden. RSVP – FREE

Container Gardening

Date: 03 May 2016 - 03 May 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 641-3760

Details:

Containers with plants contribute additional color, form, texture and variety to our landscape. With seasonal changes, they can also be used throughout the year. This free class will cover: types of plants to consider; choosing containers; soil requirements; selecting and arranging plants; regular care. A container planting will be created.
Class is run by UGA Fulton Co. Ext and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020)

Container Gardening

Date: 04 May 2016 - 04 May 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: City of Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department on 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: (678) 297-6200

Details:

Containers with plants contribute additional color, form, texture and variety to our landscape. With seasonal changes, they can also be used throughout the year. This free class will cover: types of plants to consider; choosing containers; soil requirements; selecting and arranging plants; regular care. A container planting will be created. Class is run by the UGA Fulton Co. Extension, N Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour

Date: 07 May 2016 - 08 May 2016
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: $28 Advance Ticket ($22 Garden Member) * $35 Day of the Tour Ticket
Location: Ten private gardens in Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Buckhead and Ansely Park
Phone: (240) 505-0598

Details:

From tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban spaces, the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour showcases 10 spectacular private gardens. Both gardening enthusiasts and the “garden curious” will delight in exploring exquisite ideas by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. $28 Advance Ticket ($22 Garden Member) *$35 Day of the Tour TicketChildren under 12 are free.
Tickets are valid both days of the tour.

GARDEN EXTRAVAGANZA

Date: 07 May 2016 - 07 May 2016
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Location: White County Agri-Science Center, 42 Claud Sims Rd @ Hwy 129 North - Cleveland, GA
Phone: (404) 512-6857

Details:

A Plant and Garden Sale – FREE ADMISSION – White County Agri-Science Center, 42 Claud Sims Rd @ Hwy 129 North – Cleveland, GA — Numerous Nursery Vendors and Soque Garden Club offerings: Flowers*Trees*Shrubs*Natives*Herbs*Perennials*Hanging Baskets*Bonsai*Yard Art* – Food Available – Sponsored by Soque Garden Club.

Patio Butterfly Gardening

Date: 07 May 2016 - 07 May 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $40 General Public/$30 CNC Members - Advance Registration Required by May 3rd
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Butterflies are easy to attract to your patio with this beautiful container of flowers! Includes a tour of our butterfly garden and a visit to the greenhouse to create a beautiful container (we provide) full of host and nectar plants (from our collection) to take home. Watch for caterpillars to emerge and munch away host plants, turning into beautiful butterflies that will then visit flowers for nectar. A great Mother’s Day gift! www.chattnaturecenter.org

Watering Can Miniature Garden

Date: 07 May 2016 - 07 May 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $20 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Build a miniature garden using a watering can. RSVP – $20. Material cost includes pot, soil, moss and 3 Itty Bitty Plants. Miniature garden add-ons available at an additional cost.

Junior Beekeeper Program

Date: 07 May 2016 - 07 May 2016
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00
Location: East Lake
Phone:

Details:

One day educational event for kids 6-13. Children watch a video presentation about honeybees and participate in a live beehive inspection, honey extraction and hive construction. Protective clothing and all equipment are provided. Where do honeybees Live? How do they work? Discover how they make honey. See them talk! Learn how they pollinate flowers. Why are honeybees so important to us everyday?

Through the Garden Gate Tour

Date: 07 May 2016 - 07 May 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Advance: $15 Day-of-Tour: $20
Location: East Cobb County
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

The Through the Garden Gate tour is designed to demonstrate to the public how the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County maintain their own landscapes. Each year several private gardens and various projects are selected to be on tour. These are not “connoisseur” or “checkbook” gardens, but rather “teaching gardens” providing real-life lessons and inspiration. Come be a part of our 14th year!

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.

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 09 May 2016 - 09 May 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:

Karen McCaustland, manager of plant stock in the Stone Mountain Propagation Garden, will present an overview of what volunteers have accomplished since the Stone Mountain Propagation Project was established in 2007 as an adjunct to efforts of the Georgia Native Plant Society in rescuing native plants and providing plant material for restoration projects. Various propagation techniques are used. The program is free and open to men and women of all ages. Refreshments and socializing follow.

Native Plants in the Landscape

Date: 10 May 2016 - 10 May 2016
Time: 6:30 to 7:30
Cost: Free
Location: Olin Tatum Agriculture Building Cartersville GA
Phone: (770) 387-5142

Details:

Free seminar on learning how native plants incorporated into the landscape can be low-maintenance and self-sufficient.

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.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 13 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Cobb County Water Lab Training Room - Corner of 660 S. Cobb Drive and Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Discussing State of Wonder by Ann Pachette, Facilitator Beth St. Jean

South Metro Rose Society 31st Annual Rose Show

Date: 14 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
Time: 1-4:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Church of Christ, 870 RedwineRd, Fayetteville
Phone: (770) 631-3885

Details:

FREE to the public to see, smell, and photograph hundreds of exhibition roses and rose arrangements. An Information Table will be staffed by ARS Consulting Rosarians. Rose bouquets will be sold. Fabulous raffle prizes include rose bushes, restaurant and garden center gift cards, gardening equipment, books, and more! Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging and prizes on 5/14 at the show site before 9:30 AM. For more information call 770-631-3885.

Into the Wylde: A Tour of Gardens and Greenspaces

Date: 14 May 2016 - 14 May 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $15-$25
Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

The Wylde Center will present some of the Decatur area’s most beautiful public and private gardens May 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The tour will feature both private gardens and public gardens and parks, including the Decatur garden of internationally-known garden designer and author Ryan Gainey, the Wylde Center’s Oakhurst Garden, Decatur Cemetery, Scott Park and Woodlands Garden. The tour will be held rain or shine, and proceeds will benefit the Wylde Center.

ALL About Hydrangeas

Date: 14 May 2016 - 14 May 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

– Who doesn’t love hydrangeas! We will talk about what’s new, the
different types, and the care of those beautiful flowering plants. RSVP – FREE

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.

Diva day- Make a Garden Journal

Date: 15 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
Time: 1 pm
Cost: TBD call for cost
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Do you ever wonder what to do with all the tags from the plants that you have in your garden? Come learn and make a Garden Journal to help you record and keep track of your plants. This is for all you scrap bookers out there. RSVP- Price to be determined.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association (GPPA) Barbara Allen Memorial Lecture

Date: 17 May 2016 - 17 May 2016
Time: 7:30 PM meeting, 7:00 PM light refreshments
Cost: Free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, 30305
Phone:

Details:

“Garden Design – The Secret to Achieving Successful and Beautiful Outdoor Spaces” by Robin Templar Williams of Robin Williams & Associates Garden Designers, Wiltshire, England. British landscape and garden designer Robin Templar Williams will explore, analyze, and discuss how he creates beautiful gardens. He is an award-winning member of multiple landscape design organizations and has won medals from the Royal Horticultural Society, and the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows.

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.

Ladies Night Out – Bling in the Garden

Date: 19 May 2016 - 19 May 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $25 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

It is always fun to accessorize your garden with whimsical items. Come make some shiny colorful bling for your garden. RSVP – $25.

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

2016 14th Annual Tucker Historical Society’s Garden Tour

Date: 21 May 2016 - 21 May 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Advance $12.00 - Tour Day $15.00
Location: Tucker, Northlake, Embry Hills area
Phone: (770) 309-3749

Details:

A self paced, delightful and informative annual garden tour highlighting 5 private gardens in the Tucker, Northlake and Embry Hills area. Also featured is the Master Gardener’s Butterfly Garden at Browning Courthouse and The Children’s Garden at The Garden Enthusiast.

Advance tickets go on sale April 16th at these local Tucker shops; Custom Frame Shop, Festival Unique Gifts, The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station and Tucker Flower Shop.

Proceeds benefit Tucker Historical Society

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!

Growing Herbs

Date: 21 May 2016 - 21 May 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

– We all love cooking and using herbs. Come learn more about herbs and which are best for the south. There will also be a demonstration using herbs. RSVP – FREE

Cherokee Co. Master Gardener Plant Sale

Date: 28 May 2016 - 28 May 2016
Time: 10:00am--1:00pm
Cost: Nothing to attend--only if purchase plants
Location: Senior Center 1001 Univeter Rd. Canton
Phone: (770) 721-7803

Details:

Come buy plants and get advice on how to care for them