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Bruce Muron Sonoran Light - Regional
Experience the Garden in a new light! Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden showcases eight large-scale, light-based installations using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optics. Located throughout the Garden, British artist Bruce Munro’s site-specific exhibition reflects his unique interpretation of the Sonoran Desert.
Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Meet the Caterpillars - Regional
Come meet the caterpillars that will turn into our beautiful Arizona butterflies. On display we will have caterpillars and chrysalises collected from the Garden. Watch the caterpillars munch on their favorite host plants, form their chrysalises, and emerge as magnificent butterflies.9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Center for Desert Living Trail.
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Botany: Winter Twig ID, Spring Plants - Regional
Find out how botanists identify characteristics of related plants. Learn to recognize patterns to help you more easily identify both native and ornamental plants by learning to group plants into families. First class will start with twig identification and early spring sprouts, then we’ll proceed with parts of a flower and leaf characteristics. Each class will include botanic terminology and common plant families and their characteristics as different plants bloom seasonally in the garden. Beginners and those with prior plant recognition skills will benefit from the class. Series class of three Sundays: March 6, April 10, May 22, 1:00-3:00pm.
Leach Garden Friends
6704 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97236
Tree Peony Collection Tour with Mid-Atlantic Peony Society - Regional
Tour our stunning and ever-expanding Tree Peony Collection at peak bloom. Explore the collection with experts from the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society and stay for a reception with like-minded gardening enthusiasts.
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, 19081 PA
Secrets for Successfully Growing Vegetables in Dallas, Ruth Klein - Regional
Bring your lunch on Wednesdays in May and June as our local Master Gardeners share their passion for gardening. Some programs will include tours of the garden, so please dress accordingly.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 GARLAND RD
DALLAS, TEXAS 75218
Blue Poppy Day- Art in Bloom - Regional
Celebrate and discover the amazing world of blue poppies (Meconopsis)! Enjoy the sight of a meadow containing hundreds of glowing, blooming blue poppies. New for 2016 – a brand new Blue Poppy Glen is being installed along our ADA accessibility path! Now there are two fields of poppies, to enjoy and explore. The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG), Pacific Bonsai Museum and the Federal Way Arts Commission will once again play host to hundreds of people gathering for the 4th Annual Blue Poppy Day on Saturday May 14th. This is a wonderful celebration of art, both nature made and man made, for the entire community. As visitors make their way through the Garden, they’ll be treated to the sights and sounds of musical and artistic performances. Visual artists will have their works on display. Again this year there will be a food truck on hand, offering a full menu of tasty treats and meals to delight your taste buds.
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
2525 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA 98003
The 28th Annual Robinson Gardens Garden Tour - Regional
A fun-filled day hosted by one of the most extraordinary public gardens in Los Angeles County. During the event tour private home gardens in Beverly Hills and Brentwood, enjoy lunch at the Robinson Gardens, explore every room in the mansion, and shop at the unique vendor boutique.
1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Native Plant Sale - Regional
The native plant sale at Bartlett Arboretum is a great place to find plants that will thrive and attract wildlife. The sale offers a while selection of perennials, shrubs, herbs, houseplants, and vegetables.
151 Brookdale Road
Stamford, CT 06903
18th Annual Celebration Weekend - Regional
The two-day series of culinary, wine, garden and lifestyle events will be held for the first time at Cornerstone, a wine country marketplace with food and wine, shops, gardens and event spaces, that will serve as Sunset's beautiful new wine country location. At Celebration Weekend, Cornerstone will be transformed into an interactive showcase for the region’s most exciting lifestyle inspiration and freshest flavors, and Sunset's Test Gardens and Outdoor Kitchen will open to the public for the first time.
6505 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
Celebration of Peonies - Regional
Manchester, Vermont 05254 www.hildene.org/news/calendar.html Traditionally the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June when the Formal Garden signals the beginning of the season with 1,000's of peony blooms; many of them from the original 1907 plants.
1005 Hildene Road
Manchester, Vermont 05254
Gardening with Perennial Bulbs - Regional
Learn how to elongate your season and enhance your gardens through the incorporation of perennial bulbs into preexisting or new beds. This workshop will give an overview of the top bulbs for our New England climate, and how best to weave these ephemerals in with longer-lived plantings. Syretha will explain the advantages of using perennial bulbs and how to solve common bulb-related problems. Finally, Syretha will lead a walk to see how they’re used in the landscape at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and go over the best sources for starting your own gorgeous perennial bulb collection.
Coastal Maine Botanical Garden
132 BOTANICAL GARDENS DRIVE
BOOTHBAY, MAINE 04537
The Great Plant Sale - Regional
Don’t miss the Garden's Greatest Plant Sale of the year! Highlights include: hanging baskets, ornamental trees & shrubs Japanese maples, rare and unusual plants, unusual ornamentals, native plants, tropical plants, annuals, perennials, and much, much more!!
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14218-1526
The Spring Sale - Regional
The Spring Sale features a variety of plants to help the local gardener create a backyard oasis. Explore our curated selection of unusual tropicals, annuals, shrubs, and spring ephemerals on Saturday, May 21. All these selections are hard-to-find in the trade but tried-and-true performers at the Scott Arboretum.
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
18th Annual Hardin County Master Gardeners Plant Fair - Regional
Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Association is hosting the 18th Annual Hardin County Master Gardeners Plant Fair on May 21, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. . . . RAIN OR SHINE !!
Hardin County Extension
201 Peterson Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Moonlight Meadow Night Hike - Regional
Explore the gardens like never before under the waning moon. Enjoy a series of hikes to find nocturnal plants and creatures. Join in on a meadow game with your eyes closed! Come hungry as we will be cooking supper over the fire. We will have a visit from our Native storytelling friend, Jan ‘Stargazer’ Brooks. She will share the stories of the skies from her ancestors. Be sure to bring camp chairs or a blanket to spread out. The grand finale, mouthwatering melty S’mores. Bring the whole family for an evening to remember!
701 Amidon St
Wichita, KS 67203-3199
Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks - Regional
A big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden. Cost is included in regular Garden admission.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Summer Kick-off and Perennial Plant Sale - Regional
Visit the Betty Ford Alpine Garden for a great selection on a variety of alpine plants great for your garden.
Betty Ford Alpine Garden
Ford Park, 522 S Frontage Rd
Plant Sale and Alaska Public - Regional
Join us May 28th for our annual Plant Sale and unofficial kickoff to the summer season! Come and pick out the perfect plants for your garden. This is the opening of our nursery for the summer season and relocation of our gift shop to it’s summer home.
Alaska Botanical Garden
4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd.
Anchorage, 99507 United States
Composting for Drought Resilient Soil - Regional
Reduce your water bill by using compost in your garden. When made correctly, compost has a rich, earthy fragrance that doesn’t attract flies or rodents. In this workshop, discover simple ways to make compost in your own home and how it can improve your soil’s water holding capacity.
Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007
Smoking Hot Succulents - Regional
Repurpose a wooden cigar box (a variety of styles will be available) into a succulent container for this members only class. Our artistic nursery assistant, Linnea Lion, will be available for advice and have materials ready for purchase for this unconventional container.
The Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Children’s Day - Regional
This Japanese national holiday celebrates the happiness of children; embrace the celebration and join in the fun. Experience performances by local Japanese cultural groups, enjoy kid-focused cultural activities and best of all – free koi food to feed the fish!
Seattle Japanese Garden
8061 Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Fig Workshop - Regional
Please join Steve Colangeli from Charlotte's Paradiso Farms to learn all about growing figs in Vermont. He raises a few fig varieties and sells the figs to area restaurants. We will be offering fig plants for sale from Steve's collection.
RED WAGON PLANTS
2408 SHELBURNE FALLS ROAD
HINESBURG, VT, 0546
North Texas Daylily Society Flower Show - Regional
Browse through hundreds of locally grown blooms. Take this opportunity to speak with members of the American Hemerocallis Society at this accredited show. Learn about the this easy to grow perennial.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Albuquerque: Altura and Twin Parks Garden Tour - Regional
From traditional to whimsical, from classic to contemporary, the gardens of Twin Parks and Altura Park are featured this year. Join us for our 43rd Annual Garden Tour from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. You may buy tickets at the Albuquerque Garden Center, many local nurseries, or online. Tickets are for the tour only or tour plus lunch. Lunch will be quiche, salad, drink and dessert.
Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs
10120 Lomas Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Lunch and Learn Roses - Regional
Join Mary, Extension Master Gardener, to walk the Rose Maze at its first full flush of bloom with over 20 different cultivars and learn how to tend sustainable.
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Designing Gardens for Small Spaces - Regional
Small garden spaces often present the designer with the challenge of how to realize big ideas in tight quarters. Yet small sites don’t mean the garden must lack interest. This hands-on design workshop will tackle the garden as a composition by exploring enclosed space, lighting, plant characteristics, and personal expression. We will visit Cambridge gardens to inspire your designs.
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701-2699
Valparaiso/ Porter County Garden Walk - Regional
Enjoy a walk with the Porter County Master Gardeners.
Hayes Leonard School
653 Hayes Leonard Rd
2016 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium in Columbia, SC - National
NCYGS is the only national event of its kind where you can network with like-minded teachers, garden designers, community leaders, program coordinators, and others involved with connecting kids to the natural world. Watch the video in the link below for a sneak peek of all that Columbia, SC has to offer you for NCYGS 2016.
In between annual symposia, keep up with the latest in youth gardening when you subscribe to our free, daily, international, online newspaper, The Youth Gardening Gazette.
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(703) 768-5700 x121
Iris: A Flower for All Seasons - Regional
Taught by Patrick Spence. An introduction to irises including information about the diversity of this plant genus and how it can provide interest in the garden or landscape for much of the year. An area of focus will be Iris ensata, which is included in the Rain Garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
The Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
Holiday Open House at River Farm - Regional
Our annual Holiday Open House where we can greet our neighbors and visitors, and share refreshments while they enjoy the distinctive decorations created by our talented staff. Please join us anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The community choir, Southside Singers, will entertain with holiday favorites and sing-a-longs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Our Garden Shop filled with garden gifts and the work of local artisans will be open for holiday shopping (AHS members have a 10% discount there).
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308