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July 2018
$15

Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens – talk and book signing

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is excited to welcome Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens authors Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy for a book signing and talk. Revisit landscaped gardens first identified in a 1933 garden club book with Staci and Mary Anne and mingle at a reception by Friends of the Garden and Athens Area Master Gardeners.   Talk and Book Signing: Seeking Eden Tuesday, July 17    6:30-8:30 p.m., talk starts at 7 p.m., $15 Free for members of Friends of…

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The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, Western Carolina University

July 18 - July 21
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC United States + Google Map

Join us for our 35th Annual Conference! The purpose of the Cullowhee Conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape. Past participants of the conference have included landscape architects, commercial nursery operators, garden club members, botanists, and horticulturists from state highway departments, universities, native plant societies, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Info at www.wcu.edu, 828-227-7397 or learn@wcu.edu.

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September 2018
$50

Plants We Love to Hate: Identifying and Controlling Exotic Pest Plants

September 9 - September 24
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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October 13 and 14, Athens , State Botanical Garden of Georgia This two-part workshop is an introduction to invasive, non-native pest plants in the Georgia Piedmont. Students will learn to identify the major offenders, their current ranges and habitats, and how these plants impact natural plant communities. Basic management and control strategies will be discussed and demonstrated. A portion of the class will be indoors, followed by field identification exercises and control demonstrations in a nearby park where control efforts…

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October 2018
$50

Warm-Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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  Grasses are the most economically and ecologically important plant family but most of us know very little about them and fewer still know how to identify grasses. In this class, we will learn to recognize common fall-flowering grass species of the Georgia Piedmont. For the first half of the class, we will dissect grass plants to learn the basic structures that are useful for identification in the field. The last two hours of the class will be spent in…

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$50

Native Plant Sale Opening Reception

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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Experience first access to a selection of over 175 Georgia native plant species at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies opening Plant Sale Reception. This casual reception will feature native plant inspired specialty beverages curated by The Expat, seasonal and locally sourced hors d’oeuvres, and unlimited first access to a plethora of native plants. Sponsored by The Expat

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Free

Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

October 4 - October 13
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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Join the staff and volunteers of the Mimsie Lanier Center for SIX DAYS of plant-shopping among 100 Georgia native plant species! Held behind-the-scenes at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies, State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. These are plants chosen for their hardiness, beauty, and value to pollinators, ready to be incorporated into every kind of urban and suburban garden and patio. Native plant experts can guide your selections and inspire you to try…

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$12

Friends First Friday: Cool and Colorful Conifers

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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  Are you interested in adding some color, texture and year- round interest to your garden (not to mention, low maintenance plants)? Spend an hour with Barbie Colvin, learning about some beautiful, colorful conifers that are down-right happy to call the heat and humidity of the Southeast ‘home’. “Boring” is not an adjective you’ll use to describe these cone-bearing plants once you get acquainted with them. Includes a full breakfast. 9-10:30 a.m., Visitor Center, Gardenside Room, $12. In order to…

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$105

Basic Botany: Lives of the Plants

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, and genetics, with an emphasis on relating form to function. This course presents basic information about plants on which other courses in the native plant certificate program will build. Students will be introduced to plant cells, tissues, and vegetative organs (roots, stems, and leaves), as well as reproductive organs (flowers, fruits, and seeds). Basic life processes of plants, including photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration, will be…

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$45

Flower Arranging Unit 2: Mass and Foliage Design

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave - State Bot Garden
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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  Unit 2 in this National Garden Club series focuses on mass and foliage design. Additional units of study include designs for dining table, fruit and vegetable design, and creative miniature design. Participants will be provided with a list of materials to bring to class. The class is limited to 20 participants. Priority will be given to those participants who have completed Unit 1. Bring a sack lunch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Visitor Center, Gardenside Room, $45 Pre-registration is required. Register…

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Free

Folk Herbalist

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carrolton Ag Center,

  West GA Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society meeting. Robin Santos, Common Apothecary, discusses the medicinal properties of native plants, including their history and folklore. We gather at the Ag Ed Center at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Info at wgawildflowers.org or email Info@WGaWildflowers.org  

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