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June 2017

Where do the hummingbirds “hide” at the Botanical Garden?

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA United States + Google Map

Join us and learn where the hummingbirds perch and “hide” throughout the garden.  Class time will be spent discussing the mapped hummingbird trail while discovering tips for spotting these tiny creatures in Georgia habitats.  We’ll discuss a few photography tips too.  A tour of the trail will be given after the class so bring a camera or binoculars if you’d like! The last portion of the class is intended for participants to have time to independently photograph or observe the…

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Easy Dishes Using Fresh Veggies

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Clayton County International Park, 2300 Hwy 138 S E
Jonesboro, GA 30236 United States
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  Identify the benefits of cooking with fresh veggies and herbs grown in your garden. Learn how to pair garden veggies with commonly used foods found in the local grocery store. Make a fresh, nutritious, low-cost meal in minutes. Free, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, 770-473-5434. Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/easy-dishes-using-fresh-veggies-tickets-32743650139

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Garden Club of Ellijay Flower Show

June 24 - June 25
Gilmer County Library, Ellijay, GA United States + Google Map

  The Garden Club of Ellijay will present a Standard Flower Show, “Architecture: The Art of Expression”, on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Laura C. Martin, well-known horticulturist and author of 26 books, will present a program, “Taming the Natives: Gardening with Southern Wildflowers” on Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. Free. Phone: (404) 290-6422

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Refugee Recipe Celebration

June 24 - June 25
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

  Our Garden Chef, with special guests from Friends of Refugees, will be spicing up the cooking demonstrations this weekend. In honor of World Refugee Day, refugee cooks from Sudan, Burma, Nepal and Syria will visit the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen to create tastes from freshly grown food highlighting authentic recipes. Families will enjoy seed planting and other discovery activities. Come celebrate edible plants and global connections! Free with garden admission, 10 am - 3 pm, atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.

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July 2017
$12

Friends First Friday: Summer Blooming Bulbs – New Summer Perennials for Your Garden

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA United States + Google Map

  Growing many iconic bulbs can be difficult for our climate. Clifford Brock, Botanical Garden curator of the Chapel and assistant curator in the Flower Garden would like to introduce First Friday guests to some easy-to-grow yet infrequently planted summer perennial bulbs that will add interest and color on a perennial basis to our gardens. These bulbs are warm season bloomers that can perform well in our hot and humid climate as they add a new dimension to our gardens.…

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Heritage Park Workday with the Georgia Native Plant Society

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Park, 60 Fontaine Road
Mableton, GA United States
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  Come to this central Cobb County park to help remove invasive exotic species and allow natives to retake their rightful place along the trail. 9:00 am - 11:00 am Contact connieg6474@gmail.com by Aug.10 to indicate you will be attending and/or to get further information.  Bring work gloves and any hand landscape/gardening tools you are comfortable using.

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$29

Shade Gardening

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise! Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $29, registration deadline: July 10. For information: atlantabg.org, 404-876-5859.

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