Here is another way to enhance your gardening skills, meet other gardeners and learn new and creative ways to garden. Attend garden events and flower and garden shows in your area. To help, I’ve added a listing of various gardening events and garden and flower shows that will be updated regularly. I hope you will find this to be a useful resource for you as you strive to learn all that you can about gardening!
Please submit event information at least two months prior to the event date. Organizations may submit a maximum of two events per month. All event submissions will be screened and those deemed appropriate will be added to this page.
Nursery Pot Reuse
Many nurseries in San Mateo County will take back black rigid plastic pots and return them to growers for reuse. Each nursery listed has specifications as to what size pots they will accept. Please follow their guidelines. Pots must be empty and unbroken to be re–used. Leave pots during business hours only. Acceptable materials are subject to change.
Click on the RecycleWorks website for a list of participating nurseries.
Tree House Tales Exhibition
Now thru November 2013 at The Morton Arboretum
Enter a tree village that's filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tale. This two-year exhibition, aimed at children ages 2–10 years old, is comprised of six funfilled, educational tree houses.
Normal gate fees apply to Non-Members.
For more information visit mortonarb.org
Illinois Plastic Pot Recycling Initiative (IPPRI)
Plastic pots acceptable for recycling are HDPE #2 - High Density Polyethylene, PP #5 - Polypropylene & PS #6 - Polystyrene.
Please separate according to type (#2, #5, #6), remove all loose dirt and contaminants, remove all metal wire from hanging baskets
Visit the Ecology Action Center website for more information and a list of drop-off locations.
Sat, June 22, 2013 from 9 - 3 (rain or shine) The Wayne Garden Club presents 8 private gardens, vendors & white elephant. $8/pre-tour or $10/tour day at Wayne Public Library in May. Contact Lynn (734) 721-8232.
June 22-23, 2013 from 9 am to 5 pmSt Louis' premier pond and garden tour of St Louis Water Gardening members featuring gorgeous ponds water featurees, and gardens.
The proceeds for our annual Pond-O-Rama help the St Louis Water Gardening Society (a non-profit organization) continue our civic project – planting and maintaining the reflecting pools in front of the Jewel Box in Forest Park. Our members work beginning early spring to late fall each week to ensure the gorgeous day and night blooming water lilies, lotus, umbrella palms, papyrus and water canna look their best throughout the season.
For information on ticket locations, visit the Society’s website www.slwgs.org or call 314-995-2988.
April 20th thru September 2nd
Visit Phipps Conservatory's Stove Room and watch as butterflies break free of their chrysalises to gracefully fly among the blooms.
Like flowers that fly, butterflies add movement to the colorful splendor of our Stove Room, where fragrant, bug-frinedly blooms add an aromatic element to an already delightful experience. Be sure to look out for yellow and black striped Zebra Longwings, orange and black western Pennsylvania Monarchs, and more as you explore the garden. And, if you're lucky, one of these beauties might even land on your shoulder!For more information visit phippsconservatory.org
Wednesdays 2-6 PM, Late April thru October
Memphis Botanic Garden in the Pine Grove
Shop for a variety of the freshest local produce available in the Mid-South, beef, poultry, pork, eggs, homemade baked goods, vegan delights, sweet treats, honey, herbal teas, jams, jellies, flowers, hand-crafted artisan items, and more!
For more information visit www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
North Haven Gardens Pot Recycling Service
NHG can accept plastic nursery pots and trays with the Recycling codes #2, #5 and #6 stamped on them, usually on the bottom of the pot. Please pre-rinse your pots and take them to our loading zone. You will find bins labeled with the numbers #2, #5 and #6. Please sort your pots with according numbers into the correct bins.
Pots of different sizes and colors may share the same recycling code number. You may have 4” pots, 6” pots and gallon sized containers that will be sorted into the same recycling bin.
City of Vancouver Nursery Pot Recycling
Finished planting? Please don’t toss the pots. Take this opportunity to recycle or support reuse!
Nursery pots 5 gallons and smaller can be placed in your blue recycling cart. If you have larger pots or more than will fit in your recycling cart, you may drop them off at one of the locations listed below. You don’t need to separate or rinse, but please empty pots of all soil.
If you are a business with commercial quantities of nursery pots, please call Agri-Plas directly at 503-390-2381 for more information.
Visit the City of Vancouver website for a list of drop-off sites.
Garden Revitalization 2013 Garden Walks with Melinda Myers
The heat and drought of 2012 left many landscapes and gardeners stressed. A walk through Boerner Botanical Gardens is sure to revive your spirits and give you lots of ideas for revitalizing your landscape. We will look at possible plant replacements, stress tolerant, low maintenance plants, and plant combinations to give your landscape a seasonal facelift after last year's challenging season.
Our 4th year! Hosted by The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
Proceeds from the garden walks support Children’s Plant Science and Environmental Education at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Adult Garden Walks
Members $25/walk, Non-members $30/walk - Buy entire series (3 regular walks per person) by Feb. 14th and receive $10 off the cost! Bring a new walk participant and receive a free Annual Membership to the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens!!
Class size is limited. Walks held rain or shine. To register or for more information call 414-525-5659 or visit BoernerBotanicalGardens.org
Wednesday, May 15 or Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm
See what's blooming in the gardens and start a list of colorful spring beauties you'll want to add to your garden. We will look at a variety of plants from groundcovers to the towering trees. Form, texture and colorful flowers and emerging leaves will be the focus of this walk.
Sizzling Summer Beauties
Wednesday, July 17 or Tuesday, July 23, 6:30pm
The annuals are up and growing and summer perennials are in bloom. We will look at new plant introductions and traditional favorites that are thriving this summer that also tend to perform well in Wisconsin's variable weather, giving you plenty of ideas for jazzing up your landscape.
Sunday, October 5 at 10am
Fall is a great time to plant bulbs, flowers, shrubs, and trees. And a walk through Boerner Botanical Gardens will help you gather ideas for additions you'll want to add to your landscape now or next season. We will look at multi-season plants that provide interest to the landscape in fall and beyond.
Fall Finale Family Fun Walk - $25 per family (up to 5 people). Walk held rain or shine
We'll explore the touch, sound and smells of the gardens as we find all that fall offers. Our walk includes a scavenger hunt, bark rubbings, leaf prints and a garden activity you'll take home to grow.
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Secret Gardens of Wauwatosa Tour
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Tour Headquarters: Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Dr., Wauwatosa, WI
Tour 7 beautiful gardens including 2 in "Lost Wauwatosa" just east of Wauwatosa on 60th St.For more information call Marge Donegan @ 414-807-5652 or e-mail: Wauwatosa.beautification@yahoo