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GARDENING EVENTS FOR June 2015

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Full Moon Hike Series

Date: 02 June 2015 - 02 June 2015
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

The trails at the Botanical Garden offer so much to discover at night, especially during summer—come see the lightning bug display in June and July, search for glow worms and phosphorescent fungus, and hear the frogs, cicadas, and katydids. Each walk will focus on a different topic. We’re sure to discover some magical moments each month! Bring family and friends of all ages and be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a back

Sunflower Music Series: Caroline Aiken

Date: 02 June 2015 - 02 June 2015
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15; $5 children ages 6-12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Flower Garden Lawn
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Our June concert features Caroline Aiken, with The Twangtown Paramours opening. Caroline is an award-winning folk singer, whose new album “Broken Wings Heal” has just been released. Caroline has recently performed on NPR’s “Mountain Stage,” and in the past toured with the Indigo Girls. The Twangtown Paramours hail from Nashville, and bring fine harmony singing and inventive musicianship to the stage. Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy a summer evening outdoors

FRIENDS First Friday: Judy Glenn, Hummingbirds

Date: 05 June 2015 - 05 June 2015
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Judy knows hummingbirds and she definitely knows the hummingbirds at our Garden. She worked with Garden staff to create our hummingbird trail and is teaching a few classes here this summer. She also has created amazing photos of hummingbirds. 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.

Adding Summer to your Miniature Garden

Date: 06 June 2015 - 06 June 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $15 materials cost
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a workshop on how to add summer items to your miniature garden. You can either add to an existing garden or start a new one. $15 material fee includes pot, soil, moss and three plants. Additional charge for miniature garden add-ons. RSVP

Carnivorous Plants: Learn to Identify, Grow and Conserve Carnivorous Plants

Date: 06 June 2015 - 06 June 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Carnivorous plants are unique in the fact that they get the majority of their nutrition from capturing other living organisms. The habitats for most carnivorous plants are becoming endangered due to development. Kevin will cover the importance of their habitats and what conservation steps are being taken to preserve this species-rich habitat. He will cover identification, propagation and different native carnivorous habitats. Each participant will have the chance to get their hands dirty by

Carnivorous Plants: Learn to Identify, Grow and Conserve Carnivorous Plants

Date: 06 June 2015 - 06 June 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Carnivorous plants are unique in the fact that they get the majority of their nutrition from capturing other living organisms. The habitats for most carnivorous plants are becoming endangered due to development. Kevin will cover the importance of their habitats and what conservation steps are being taken to preserve this species-rich habitat. He will cover identification, propagation and different native carnivorous habitats. Each participant will have the chance to get their hands dirty by

Second Annual Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival

Date: 06 June 2015 - 06 June 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: Admission to the festival and bands are free. Tickets to hear Scott Elliott’s presentation are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Location: Columbus Botanical Garden, 3603 Weems Rd., Columbus, GA
Phone: (706) 327-8400

Details:

The second annual Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbus Botanical Garden, located at 3603 Weems Road in Columbus, Ga.

The festival will feature an accredited daylily show, a marketplace with daylilies and arts and crafts for sale, the opportunity to learn growing tips from guest hybridizer Scott Elliott of Maneki Neko Gardens, and live bluegrass music. Food will be available for purchase.

Beat the Drum with Dr. Arvin Scott a Tribute to Carl Lindberg

Date: 06 June 2015 - 06 June 2015
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: Free, donations accepted
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Flower Garden Lawn
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Please bring something to sit on and a percussion instrument to play on. We will be accepting donations for the event. All donations will be given to Nuci Space in memory of Carl Lindberg.

Junior Beekeeper Day

Date: 07 June 2015 - 07 June 2015
Time: 10-3 approximate time
Cost: $25 per child
Location: Webb Bridge Animal Hospital, 3953 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta GA 30005
Phone: (770)394-5051

Details:

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association (501C3) will be holding their one-day Junior Beekeeper Program and would love to have your children and students attend.
The children (ages 6-13*) are welcome to participate in a live beehive inspection**, which includes “suiting up” with veil, bee suit, gloves, etc., a creative activity, watching a slideshow presentation about honey bees, helping with honey extraction, honey tasting, & show and tell.
We cater our 1-day programs to suit the age group.

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 08 June 2015 - 08 June 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:

Kurt Straudt will be the featured speaker with a program on “Succulents”. He is 0wner-operator of Southeast Succulents in Decatur, merging his interests in gardening and art. Succulents include aloe, cactus, jade plant, and many others. Kurt will demonstrate preparation of a hanging air plant terarrium (glass globe), a dish garden in a decorative pot, and a hypertufa dish garden. Plants will be available. For directions or more information, contact club president Jeff Raines at 404-641-8633.

Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp

Date: 08 June 2015 - 19 June 2015
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Cost: $90
Location: 1400 Parker Road, Conyers GA
Phone: (770) 278-7373

Details:

If you like to get dirty, grow plants, look at bugs, or just curious about nature, this program may be just right for you! The program is full of fun learning activities along with community service and leadership projects. You will have the chance to make friends, take field trips and become officially certified as a Junior Master Gardner.

Pollinator Webinar and Walk

Date: 09 June 2015 - 09 June 2015
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Administration Building auditorium
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

People will be celebrating Pollinator Week June 15 – 21.The State Botanical Garden will anticipate Pollinator Week with a webinar featuring renowned pollinator expert, Dr. Stephen Buchmann, followed by a pollinator walk around the Garden led by naturalists Dale Hoyt and Linda Chafin. The webinar will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm followed by an hour-long walk through the Pollinator Garden. Both the webinar and walk are free but the public is asked to register http://tinyurl.com/sbgpollinate.

American Hydrangea Society’s 21st Annual Garden Tour

Date: 13 June 2015 - 13 June 2015
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $30 single ticket or $40 couple/family
Location: North Metro Atlanta
Phone:

Details:

Join us for the American Hydrangea Society’s 21st Annual Garden Tour from 9 am to 5 pm (rain or shine). We have beautiful gardens lined up for your touring pleasure in the North Atlanta Metro area. The tour will feature the genus Hydrangea in different types of settings in gardens both large and small. Tickets for the tour (which include a one-year membership in the society) are $30.00 for single ticket or $40 for couple/family. Purchase tickets online or on the day of the tour at 1st garden.

Summer Tree Identification

Date: 13 June 2015 - 13 June 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

About 200 tree species occur in Georgia’s Piedmont forests and woodlands. In this class, students learn to identify some of the most common of these by their leaves, bark, branching patterns, and tree form. Students will learn to use a hand lens and a simple dichotomous key for woody plants to identify species. Class time will be divided between classroom exercises and a field trip to the woods at the State Botanical Garden.

Understanding Botanical Names

Date: 19 June 2015 - 19 June 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Gardenside Room
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Overcome “botanical name phobia” by learning the basics of botanical nomenclature. You will quickly see how fascinating, informative, useful, and entertaining scientific names for plants can be! Classroom instruction will be followed by applying what we have learned to plants in the garden. Highly recommended text: Stearn’s Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners by William T. Stearn (out of print, but relatively easy to find online).

Annual Daylily Show

Date: 20 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
Time: 1 pm-4 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: State Botanical Garden, Athens
Phone:

Details:

The North Ga Daylily Society will hold its annual daylily show at the State Botanical Garden, Athens, in the Conservatory. After judging is complete, the flowers will be open to the public around 1 pm. Plant sale begins at 11 am. Come early for best selection!

The North Georgia Daylily Society 2015 Daylily Show and Sale

Date: 20 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Visitors to the show are welcome to view over a hundred different beautiful daylilies. In addition to seeing breathtaking flowers, visitors may also participate in a bargain plant sale, get information on daylilies and exchange information with other daylily enthusiasts. For more information visit the North Georgia Daylily Society webpage at www.northgeorgiadaylilysociety.com. Daylily viewing 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Daylily sales table 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Digital Plant Photography: Flower Portraits and Plants in the Landscape

Date: 20 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Enhance your photography skills for both flower portraits and plants in the landscape in this hands-on workshop. In our morning session, we’ll first review choosing and using appropriate camera equipment, both DSLR and point & shoot. Next we’ll cover composition and we’ll review the considerations in shooting landscapes vs. plant portraits vs. close-ups. Our morning will conclude with a photography exercise in the Garden. After lunch we’ll review your photos from the morning.

Medicinal Plants: Summer Session

Date: 20 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Cost: $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Lisa Cole & Carrie Redroot Radcliffe explore the world of medicinal plants on the Summer Solstice. Seasonally relevant herbal allies will be highlighted, including Elder, Mints, Plantain, and St. John’s Wort. We will discuss the ethnobotanical uses, herbal actions, identifying characteristics, medicinal preparations, and recipes utilizing these abundant herbs. Ages 16 – Adult; Registration required by June 15th by phone, email or online. http://chattnaturecenter.org/adults/ongoing-programs

Ecological Landscaping: Trees Atlanta in your Yard

Date: 20 June 2015 - 20 June 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $12
Location: Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum
Phone: (404) 681-4897

Details:

“Ecological Landscaping: Trees Atlanta in Your Yard”: Do you love the mission of Trees Atlanta? And, have you ever wondered how to create a tree-friendly landscape of your own by planting pollinator plants, edible options, and natives? Join L. Daniel Ballard of Convivial Gardens, LLC for a morning of learning and looking at the plants and aesthetics of both Trees Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Then, learn and practice how both these plants and aesthetics can be part of your own land

The Nature Club – Plants of the Muck and Mire

Date: 25 June 2015 - 25 June 2015
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Cost: $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Join us for our monthly potluck at 7pm and then our speaker, NPS Park Ranger and Naturalist, Jerry Hightower. Come and look at common wetland plants found in the wetlands along the Chattahoochee River. Discover great areas to visit the various types of wetlands to observe flora and fauna. Discussion will include historic uses as medicine, dye, food, and fiber. Actual plant specimens will be used for our investigations. Ages 16 – Adult, $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members.

Standard Flower Show

Date: 26 June 2015 - 27 June 2015
Time: June 26 2:00 PM-5:00 PM. June 27 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Cost:
Location: 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, Georgia 30540
Phone:

Details:

The Garden Club of Ellijay will present a Standard Flower Show at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, Georgia 30540 on Friday, June 26 from 2:00-5:00 PM and Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. The show is open and free to the public, including a reception from 3:00-5:00 PM on Friday, June 26.

Japanese Maple Pruning

Date: 27 June 2015 - 27 June 2015
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $29 (members $24)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404) 591-1543

Details:

Learn how to prune a Japanese maple successfully by learning the science and art of aesthetic pruning. Topics include: seasonal pruning, form enhancement, essence and early training.

Wylde Center Beer Garden Silent Auction and Fundraiser

Date: 27 June 2015 - 27 June 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40-$80
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

The popular event brings together local brews, food and music for a casual evening outdoors at the Oakhurst Garden. VIP Happy Hour begins at 4:30 p.m., while the main event begins at 5:30 p.m. Regular tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. VIP tickets are $80. Tickets will be available as of May 1 at www.wyldecenter.org/beer-garden/. Attendees must be 21 years old. Presented by Chip Wallace of Keller Knapp Realty.

Atlanta Pond & Garden Tour

Date: 27 June 2015 - 27 June 2015
Time: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Cost: $15 per Adult
Location: 520 Fawn Run Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: (770) 887-4097

Details:

11 Uniquely beautiful ponds and gardens from Alpharetta to Marietta will be on display
rain or shine June 27th only. Tickets are available at www.atlantakoiclub.org or
Atlanta Koi & Pond, Randy’s, Splendor Koi, Coastal Pond, Koi Store. Also, 520 Fawn Run, Alpharetta and 814 Fern St SE, Marietta. “Pond Life” everyone can live on water.

They are Back—The Hummingbirds and the Hummingbird Trail

Date: 27 June 2015 - 27 June 2015
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join us for a ramble as we walk through the Hummingbird Trail to find the hummingbird’s secret hiding places. Bring a camera or binoculars if you’d like and join the adventure! The last hour of the ramble is intended for participants to have time to independently photograph or observe the hummingbirds. Judy will be available to answer questions during this time.

4th Annual Georgia Mountains Farm Tour

Date: 27 June 2015 - 28 June 2015
Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $30 per carload if purchased before June 17th / $35 after / $20 one day pass
Location: North Georgia Mountains
Phone: (503) 758-8488

Details:

Jump in the car and head to the mountains to visit over a dozen farms in northeast Georgia! This year’s Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is self-guided and makes it easy to discover new farms and restaurants on Saturday and Sunday June 27th – 28th. The event is a unique opportunity for the public to visit working farms contributing to a vibrant local food culture throughout the North Georgia mountains. Family Friendly! Bring a cooler to buy food!

Classic City Band Annual Patriotic Concert

Date: 28 June 2015 - 28 June 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Join us in the air-conditioned conservatory to enjoy this popular annual concert filled with popular and patriotic tunes. This popular concert is always standing room only, so arrive early.

The Art of Kate Sherrill

Date: 28 June 2015 - 09 August 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

Kate Sherrill has worked as a professional artist and designer for over 20 years. She has created many commissioned portraits and murals, and enjoys working in oil, pencil, watercolor, and pastel. In 2011, she and author Russell Horres published Jack the Cat. Kate’s favorite subject matter is just about anything in nature: botanicals and fruit, landscapes, and animals. There will be an opening reception June 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Ag & Natural Resource Day

Date: 30 June 2015 - 30 June 2015
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers GA 30094
Phone: (770) 278-7373

Details:

Ag and Natural Resources Day at the Farmer’s Market
Fun for the entire family! Come see a dairy cow being milked, mingle with the miniature horses, the goats, chickens, or even a llama and more!! ALL AGES WELCOME!

Fifth Tuesday Swing Night

Date: 30 June 2015 - 30 June 2015
Time: 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

Every Tuesday, the UGA Swing Club hosts a Swing Night open to the community at Dancefx Athens. It begins with a lesson from 8-9 p.m., followed by a casual evening of social swing dancing. Let’s learn some new steps, and dance away a summer evening in the Garden!
Athens Swing Night would like you to know that you don’t need to have any previous dance experience, or a partner. Just come to have a good time! More information about Athens Swing Night on their website: www.athensswingnight.com