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Join us each month at the State Botanical Garden as we have a unique educational opportunity for our friends. Each month features a guest lecturer who will bring you updates to all things garden and plant related. Sponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia


May - What's Slithering in Our Gardens

Join us as Berkeley Boone, Education Supervisor at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and former Children's Program Manager at the State Botanical Garden, shows us the different variety of snakes that can be in our gardens. He will teach us what is friendly, what is not, and how to avoid contact. One of Berkeley's main goals will be to help us realize we don't have to like snakes, but there is no need to be afraid of them!  The registration deadline is noon on May 6.

 

June - Watering Systems for Our Gardens

 

June is predicted to be a dry month for Georgia according to the Farmer's Almanac.  Come hear Brian Santos, Curator of the International Garden, speak about what water systems are useful for home gardens. The registration deadline is noon on May 27.

 

July - Hibiscus

 

Did you see the size of those hibiscus blooms at the horticulture farm? Come hear John Ruter, Allan M. Armitage Professor and Director of the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia, speak about his work with hibiscus. The registration deadline is noon on  July 1.

 

August - Weather Stations and Weather Preparedness

 

James Gilstrap, Assistant Director of Operations at the State Botanical Garden, will talk about the garden's weather station and information that's available to the public. Then, John Newton, Emergency Operations Manager at the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness, will talk about emergency planning and weather preparedness. The registration deadline is noon on  July 29.

 

September - Pollinators of 2022 and Native Plant Sale

 

Heather Alley, conservation horticulturist, will talk about Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year for 2022 and give a glimpse of the offerings at the Native Plant Sale in October. The registration deadline is noon on August 26.

 

October - Think Outside the Bowl: Table Arrangements for the Holidays

 

Carol Dyer, curator of the tropical collection and Herb and Physic Garden, will demonstrate new arrangements for your tables during the holidays. She will have materials for guests to arrange. The registration deadline is noon on September 30.

 

November - Winter WonderLights Revisited

 

Jared, Peden, associate director of the State Botanical Garden, will review the successful Winter WonderLights and what to expect this year. Condor Chocolates will offer each participant a small sample of their wonderful hot chocolate offered at Winter WonderLights. The registration deadline is noon on October 28.

 

December - I Want Tulips an Daffodils Like the State Botanical Garden

 

Gareth Crosby, Heritage Garden curator, and Jim Moneyhun, Flower Garden curator, will demonstrate proper bulb planting and techniques for dividing perennials. The registration deadline is noon on November 23.

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September 2022 - Pollinators of 2022 and Native Plant Sale
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Sep 02, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Member Registration $10.00
Non Member Registration $12.00
Section Notes

Heather Alley, conservation horticulturist, will talk about the Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year for 2022 and give a glimpse of the offerings at the Native Plant Sale in October. The registration deadline is noon on August 26.

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Section Title
October 2022 - Think Outside the Bowl: Table Arrangements for the Holidays
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Oct 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Member Registration $10.00
Non Member Registration $12.00
Section Notes

Carol Dyer, curator of the tropical collection and Herb and Physic Garden, will demonstrate new arrangements for your table during the holidays. She will have materials for guests to arrange. The registration deadline is noon on September 30.

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Select Add to Cart to register a single participant or choose Reserve Seats to register multiple participants

Section Title
November 2022 - Winter WonderLights Revisited
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Nov 04, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Member Registration $10.00
Non Member Registration $12.00
Section Notes

Jared Peden, associate director of the State Botanical Garden, will review the successful Winter WonderLights and what to expect this year. Condor Chocolates will offer each participant a small sample of their wonderful hot chocolate offered at Winter WonderLights. The registration deadline is noon on October 28.

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Select Add to Cart to register a single participant or choose Reserve Seats to register multiple participants

Section Title
December 2022 - I Want Tulips and Daffodils Like the State Botanical Garden
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Dec 02, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
1.5
Location
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia Locations
Course Fee(s)
Member Registration $10.00
Non Member Registration $12.00
Section Notes

Gareth Crosby, Heritage Garden curator, and Jim Moneyhun, Flower Garden curator, will demonstrate proper bulb planting and techniques for dividing perennials. The registration deadline is noon on November 23.

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