goGardenNow: Botanical Garden Events

Botanical gardens and arboreta play important roles in promoting environmental education, conservation of natural resources, and beautiful green spaces. Be sure to enjoy all they have to offer.  

The 18th annual Low Country Home & Garden Show is this weekend at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.Find home improvement products and services with more than 4,000 square feet of landscape features; an arts, gift and gourmet area; the Life Changing New Product Zone with the latest in home technology; the Kids Zone; on-site pet adoption by Jasper Animal Rescue; a seminar by Lowe’s; and gardening seminars by the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.
But perhaps the best part for old-school DIYers is this year’s celebrity guest, Kevin O’Connor, from the PBS show that set the home-rehab standard, “This Old House.”

Missouri Botanical Garden's Orchid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection amid a tropical oasis inside the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Through March 25.

Feb. 10 - 11 | Corks & Cactus: Walk around the Desert Botanical Garden and sample for different wines each day. All 80 wines featured will also be available for purchase. There will also be live music and food demonstrations at Gertrude’s. More information.

Come to the San Diego Botanic Gardens for the Spring Planting Jubilee & Tomato Sale 2018, March 17 – 18, 9 am – 5 pm.This event is a plant lover’s dream with a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements available as Diane’s Herbs will be offering an extravaganza with all new locally – sourced and grown summer garden vegetables. The sale will feature a wide variety of tomatoes, vegetables and herbs. Garden experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide helpful advice on spring plantings and caring for your entire garden.

Dozens of medicinal plants are part of a new exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden. The botanical garden's conservatory is home to more than 3,000 plants and now 22 of them are on display in the "Wild Medicine in the Tropics" exhibit.

The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden is one of the oldest gardens in the west, having been established 125 years ago and located at its current site for more than 90 years. To begin their recent Science of Cannabis Symposium, the garden hosted speaker Dr. Amanda Reiman, president of community relations for Flow Kana and secretary of the International Cannabis Farmers Association. Reiman’s presentation centered on the environmental impact of large scale cannabis cultivation.
 
Botanical Garden of the Coastal Plain, Statesboro, GA offers Lunch and Learn, April 3, 12 PM – 1 PM. The program, Beauty and the Beasts, features Garden Horticulture Manager Josh Jones. He will talk about the creatures with whom we share our gardens and how to control and or learn to love them.  He’ll also provide spring planting tips, so bring your questions about raised bed and container gardening.
 
The new Fresh For Kids program is designed to engage multiple generations in Heathcote Botanical Garden’s mission of education and the conservation of green space. These classes are the perfect opportunity for kids to have a creative experience in the garden. (FL)

The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, see the Gardens website: ag.tennessee.edu/utg

The Atlanta Botanical Garden unveiled a new 1.5-acre addition called Skyline Garden, the company in a press release announced recently. Skyline Garden would not only offer the Garden's "best views" of the city but would also be visible from many of Midtown's green spaces, including neighboring Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline, according to the announcement. (GA)


The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden is a one-of-a-kind heritage location that was created to preserve some of the area’s most treasured gardens. The Garden is situated on approximately 10.5 acres adjacent to the North SeaTac Community Center. Included are two gardens that were physically moved to prevent their demolition during SeaTac Airport’s third runway project. You shouldn't miss visiting. (WA)

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