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Garden in Small Spaces

Date: 06 September 2016 - 06 September 2016
Time: noon - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA
Phone: (770) 473-5434


With thoughtful planning, sufficient sunlight, and access to water, even small spaces can provide a garden oasis. See what others have accomplished in tiny spaces and gain the tools to create a space where plants can flourish.

The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call 770-473-5434 or email Provide your name and the name of the class. Or, register online:

“Trees of Our Lives: Small Native Trees for the Landscape”

Date: 08 September 2016 - 08 September 2016
Time: 1-2PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station
Phone: (404) 474-4072


Dawn Hines, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist, will present this PowerPoint Presentation which includes many local photographs about all aspects of tree care: choosing, planting, pruning, and the danger of non-native invasives (or exotics) in our landscapes and native areas. Georgia native trees are highlighted.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 09 September 2016 - 09 September 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 998-8737


Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, facilitator Marge Igyarto

Lunch & Learn

Date: 09 September 2016 - 09 September 2016
Time: 1200noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070


Cobb Master Gardeners present Lawn Care – Weeds and All – Five steps to a beautiful lawn including the most practical turf grasses for Georgia with Debra Stockton, Cobb MG Bring a lunch and join us.

33rd Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo

Date: 09 September 2016 - 11 September 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: $10 general admission, free for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older (with ID)
Location: Cobb Galleria Centre
Phone: (678) 822-9806


The Fall Atlanta Home Show will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Over 300 exhibitors will showcase some of the newest and most innovative interior and exterior home improvement products and services, along with garden design ideas, tools, hardscapes, outdoor furniture, spas, water features and more for home landscapes. Walter will speak Sept. 9 and broadcast his radio show live Sept. 10. Don’t miss the “Top 10 Life-Changing Home Improvement Products”!

Junior Beekeeper Program

Date: 10 September 2016 - 10 September 2016
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00
Location: Brookhaven


One day educational event for kids 6-13 years old. 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? Learn how they work. Discover how they make honey. Watch them fly. See them talk. Learn how they pollinate flowers and find out why honeybees are so important to us every day.

Plants that Perform Well for Me

Date: 13 September 2016 - 13 September 2016
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: West Cobb Regional Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070


Cobb Master Gardeners present Gardeners’ Night Out – with Jack Driskell, Cobb MG. Plant materials from my garden will be used to demonstrate how location and other factors are important in creating a successful garden.

“Tame Wildflowers: Native Plants for Your Garden”

Date: 17 September 2016 - 17 September 2016
Time: 11AM-12PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station
Phone: (404) 474-7072


Dawn Hines, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist, will make this PowerPoint presentation which contains a collection of lush photographs and information to introduce a few good Native Plants for the garden. Also included in the presentation is an excerpt on Heritage Plants and Non-Native Invasives.

Magnificent Monarch Madness

Date: 17 September 2016 - 17 September 2016
Time: 10:00Am-2:00PM
Cost: $12 includes lunch (cash only)
Location: 2316D Main Street Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (404) 474-7072


The population of monarch butterflies has declined by almost 80% over the past couple of years due to habitat loss, storms, and the loss of their primary food source, milkweed.
The Garden Enthusiast – Backyard Nature Station and Monarchs Across Georgia are sponsoring this monarch event that coincides with the monarch’s migration to Mexico. To celebrate this miracle of nature we will be doing activities with children ages 5-10 that educate them about monarchs and their lives. Register by 9/12/16

Carnivorous Plants of the Southeast

Date: 22 September 2016 - 22 September 2016
Time: 12:15 - 1:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: VIP Building, Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138, Jonesboro 30236
Phone: (678) 473-5434


Learn how and why pitcher plants, sundews, and Venus Flytraps catch, kill and digest their prey. Grow these hardy, non-fussy natives in your yard and you will be the talk of the town. Taught by Suzanne Norman, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer.

Hall County Master Gardener Fall Garden Expo

Date: 23 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM Friday; 8:30AM-4:00 PM Saturday
Cost: Adults $2, Children Free, No Pets
Location: Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville, GA 30507 Two miles from Exit 20 off I-985
Phone: (770) 535-8293


Garden related vendors as far as you can see from around Georgia and neighboring states. Vendors carry a wide variety of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetable plants, and fun things you won’t find elsewhere like crafts and garden art, hardware and garden accessories. Four expert speakers provide free sessions on ‘What’s Old and New in the Fern Garden’, ‘As Your Garden Grows, Transplant and Divide’, ‘Eye Catching Color All Year Long!’ and ‘Lawn Care by Turf Type’. Held in open air arena.

Environmental Studies School course 1

Date: 23 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 9-5
Cost: $90
Location: Augusta
Phone: (706) 556-3417


course 1 of 4 two-day classes on the environment sponsored by National Garden Clubs, Inc. held in Augusta area at Phinizy Swamp.

Monet Waterlily Festival -French Market and Artist Market

Date: 24 September 2016 - 02 October 2016
Time: Saturdays 10:00 AM-5:00PM, Sun.11AM-5PM
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5
Location: 1987 Gibbs Dr. , Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone: (770) 893-1881


Celebrate with us during our French inspired Festival. Hundreds of waterlilies in bloom ! Music, Food and Family Fun, including Mimes. Purchase French influenced cuisine from Madeline’s Coast 2 Coast Catering or delicious sandwiches and salads from the Arbor Café.
French Market with locally sourced food and products. Artists will be selling original works of art in a variety of mediums.
Live Accordionist on Saturdays and Strolling Classical Musicians on Sundays.
2 weekends

Oakland Cemetery Fall Plant Sale

Date: 24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Oakland Cemetery. 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 688-2107


A variety of fall plants will be available at Oakland Cemetery’s annual fall plant sale! The sale will be held at the Beaumont Allen Greenhouse. Prices start at $1, and all proceeds benefit the gardens at Oakland Cemetery. Every dollar raised during the plant sale will go directly to purchasing tools, equipment, more bulbs and trees for our gardens team and volunteers. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. Because we do not have carts, be sure to bring your own method to transport your buys.