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GARDENING EVENTS FOR August 2015

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Athens Brass Choir

Date: 02 August 2015 - 02 August 2015
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

This popular annual concert by brass musicians often includes classical music, marches, and show tunes. Spend a hot August afternoon relaxing at this free afternoon concert inside the air-conditioned Visitor Center & Conservatory.

Dog Days of Bloomers

Date: 04 August 2015 - 04 August 2015
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Is your garden looking tired toward the end of summer? Often we focus so much on spring we forget to stock our gardens with perennials for late summer and fall. This class will focus on bulbs, perennials, and blooming shrubs that will extend the blooming season. The class will meet in classroom for a presentation and then explore the grounds to see color what these bloomers can provide in the summer months.

FRIENDS First Friday: Friends Flea Market

Date: 07 August 2015 - 07 August 2015
Time: 9:00 -10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Beverly, John, and BJ are three of the Friends that have put a lot of hours into gathering and organizing flea market donations to create our biggest and best sale ever. Come hear about some of the most interesting items, a few stories, and something new happening at this sale. 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

FRIENDS Gigantic Flea Market

Date: 15 August 2015 - 15 August 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Items offered include: gardening items, books, household items, tools, toys, jewelry, decorations, purses, accessories, baby items and more! We will be accepting donations the week before. No clothing items please. For more information at 706-542-6138.

Designing with Salvage

Date: 18 August 2015 - 18 August 2015
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Greenhouse, Maintence Center
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join Chris McDowell as he teaches us how to make Adirondack chairs and herb boxes to decorate your outdoor space. Each participant will make their own chair and box to take home. Be prepared to use power tools. The materials are provided by UGA Material Reuse Program. To learn more about their program check them out at www.thematerialreuseprogram.com

Cooking Series: Ginny McCormack

Date: 18 August 2015 - 18 August 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: $5, limited to 60 attendees
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

In this first of our new series of cooking events, meet cookbook author Ginny McCormack over coffee and treats before her talk and cooking demonstration. Her recently-published, sumptuous cookbook, Seasons of the South, includes over 400 beautiful photographs, delicious, yet simple, recipes, complete menus, and stories and quotes that reflect life in the South. Purchase a book from the gift shop and get is signed by Ginny. Reception at 10 am, talk at 10:30

Art Exhibit: Nature, Illustrated Opening Reception

Date: 23 August 2015 - 23 August 2015
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

Chuck Murphy is an award-winning nature photographer based in Athens. His photo expeditions have taken him around the world, to over 35 countries, and to all seven continents. He specializes in images of “birds, bugs, and blooms.” For his show at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, he has created a new series of photographs entitled “Nature, Illustrated.” For samples of Chuck’s work visit www.boywithcamera.com.

Sunflower Music Series: Grogus

Date: 25 August 2015 - 25 August 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) 542-9353

Details:

Our August concert features Grogus, returning for their annual celebration of Latin jazz, traditional Cuban and Caribbean styles and funk versions of jazz standards. The band is a past recipient of the Flagpole Athens Music Award in both the jazz and world music categories. Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy a summer evening outdoors with family and friends. Concert moves indoors in wet weather.

Flower Arranging Unit 1: Line/Line Mass Design

Date: 26 August 2015 - 26 August 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

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 a list of materials to bring to class. Additional units of study include Mass Design and Foliage Design, Design for Dining Table, Fruit and Vegetable Design, and Creative Miniature Design. Limited to 20 participants.

Plant Conservation: Protecting Plant Diversity in the Garden and in the Wild

Date: 29 August 2015 - 29 August 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $105
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Plant conservation is an applied science that draws upon many fields of knowledge from ecology to horticulture, to ethics and politics. This course surveys threats to biodiversity in Georgia and worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction, and ways individuals and organizations are making a difference in protecting the rare plants of Georgia. Class will include group discussions and tours of the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies.

Full Moon Hike Series

Date: 29 August 2015 - 29 August 2015
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

. 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 backpack carrier is suggested. Pre-registration is required.