Spring Plant Sale: March 18th – 20th – free to all
Friday and Saturday hours – 9am to 4pm
Sunday hours – 11am to 4pm

Hundreds of varieties, thousands of plants! From annuals to herbs to perennials to shrubs to trees – fruit, natives, tropicals – if we could find it, we’ll have it!

The Plant Sale list iist PDF format here – arranged in plant categories (Updated Mar 10) . It will open in a new tab.

The downloadable sortable list is in Excel format (.xls) HERE (Will download to your computer) . This is not a complete list – we often don’t know what we’ve got until it arrives, but it’s a great start to your shopping planning!

Spring Plant Sale Preview Party: Thursday, March 17th from 4pm to 7pm

First pick of the plants, with refreshments!
Tickets: $25 in advance or at the gate

Preview Party Tickets – pay in advance online HERE – Our Online Shop will open in a new tab.

The tickets are available from our online shop at www.rmbgrebloomshop.com look under NON-PLANTS in the menu to find events!

Please note we will NOT be mailing tickets purchased online. We will have your name at the gate. If you are purchasing tickets for other people, please make sure they know the name of the purchaser – or leave us the names in the Special Instructions box just before the Checkout in the online shop. Your confirmation email will be your receipt, but it is not required to be shown at the gate.

WALKING OF THE GREEN, Thursday, March 17th from 8.30am
Walk-through of the sale site with Luan Ackridge, Russell Cker and Bill Nicholas from 8.30. They will share their experiences with some of the plants in the sale. an informal walk and talk. Make notes, ask questions and learn! NO BUYING.

Plantasia Recycling! Our Thanks to Earth Resources Inc whowill be providing recycling services for our Plant Sale this weekend! This is a great curbside recycling service for the Mobile area. Check out their website at www.earthresourcesrecycling.com (will open in new tab)

Back by popular demand, Tomatopalooza 2016 is Saturday, MARCH 5TH from 9am to 12 noon.

22 Varieties of Tomato Plants will be available to buy online (or at the office) for collection on Feb 27th. There is a limited number of some varieties, so order early to get first pick!

Bill Finch has made his selection of great tomato plants for our Gulf Coast Region, and the seeds are sown! From the big meaty beefsteaks to the teeny tiny cherry tomatoes, there’s something for all tastes and yard space.

SHOP ONLINE NOW! Tomato Collection Online (will open in new tab)

See some tomato growing hints and facts on our Shop Blog: Tomatoes in the Mobile & Gulf Coast Region (opens in new tab)

Also in our Shop Blog is an archived column from Plain Gardening by Bill Finch.Tomato Bacterial Wilt from July 2012 (will open in new tab)

Come out to the Gardens on Saturday, February 13th from 9am to 2pm for a Camellia Day!

The program includes:

  • All about Camellias – Brenda Litchfield
  • Saving Old Camellias – Forrest Latta
  • Basic Grafting Methods – Blanding Drinkard & Rick Crow
  • Our Camellia Heritage – Bill Barrick of Bellingrath Gardens
  • After a boxed lunch there will be a choice of breakout sessions:

  • Guided Tour of the K. Sawada WinterGarden with Bobby Green of Green Nurseries, Fairhope
  • Hands-on Grafting Clinic with Blanding Drinkard & Rick Crow
  • Hands-on Waxing Clinic with Brenda Litchfield & Forest Latta
  • Copies of The Camellia Garden Field Guide by authors Forrest Latta and Brenda Litchfield are available for sale – and they will be on hand to sign the books that day.
    You can order a copy from our Online Shop at www.mbgrebloomshop (opens in a new tab) and pick it up on the 13th.

    The Market Place will be open from 9am to 3pm with a good selection of Camellias and other plants for sale

    PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY FEB 10th

    Members: $15
    Non-members $25 (you can join online now and take advantage of the members price)
    This includes a boxed lunch by Georgia Roussos catering – choice of Chicken Caesar Pita, Ham & Cheese Sub or Roasted Veggie Wrap (please select when registering) with a fruit salad side, and a brownie.

    New Online Shop

    Find our new Online Shop at mbgrebloomshop.com

     What’s New? 

    • For you, the customer, the navigation should be easier and more reliable
    • You can choose to create an account – this will store your name, address & phone number to save some typing when you check out next. It will NOT store your payment info such as your credit card information.
    • More information about groups of plants on offer – on the collections pages and in the blog
    • A better Check Out system – you can still choose to pay using your Paypal account, but there is a direct link to credit/debit card payments if you prefer
    • 10% Sales Tax will be added at Check Out for plants 
    • Look in the Non-Plants Section for Membership, Education Classes, Donations and more – sales tax is not added for these
    • For MBG there is a lot more ‘behind-the-scenes’ collating of order information, so we can keep a better handle on orders, stock, payments, and notifications

    What’s the Same? 

    • Tried and true plants that do well in the Mobile Area – and locally grown! 
    • Seasonal offerings at the right time to plant or display – yes, Tomatopalooza, Poinsettias, Gingers, and all the favorites will be listed! 
    • Pick up ONLY  – look at the product descriptions for the pick up date (this will vary for each plant collection – in most cases we will NOT have the plants on site until just before the pick up date) 
    • 10% Discount on plants (only plants and ONLY online) for Members with the shopping code – enter at checkout 

     

    Sometimes it’s tough to get all our ducks in a row as a mainly volunteer organization with a small paid staff.  After some catastrophic online failures, we implemented an ’emergency’ online store, and it has worked well  – BUT our sights were always on a more integrated system, and this new store is part of the plan. 

    Although we have tested it before launch, there are bound to be some glitches!  Please bear with us for a while – and please let us know of any problems. Email Liz at mbgardens@gmail.com. to let her know! 

     

    Glitch #1 : NOTE: If you are using SAFARI browser you may get an error message about the site’s certificate not matching. This is not something we can change – it is because the url is using the Shopify certificate, but not the Shopify extension – please be assured that it is perfectly safe, and you can tell Safari to continue to the page – this may happen for the first time you go straight to the page.

    Year Beginning Donations!

    Please consider a financial gift to the Gardens for this New Year.

    Current Projects you may be interested in helping to finance:

    • The Aromi Native Azalea Garden – an extension of the Millie McConnell Rhododendron Garden – although funds for hardscape and plantings have been successful, we are in need of funds to provide the ’embellishments’ such as benches, companion planting, and signage.
    • The Butterfly & Pollinator Garden – the hardscape and plantings are ongoing, but we would love to have some benches and arbors – both are good Memorial & Dedication ideas! Signage, too, is a need.
    • Ongoing maintenance & grounds upkeep – we always have gardens & facilities repairs and improvements to be covered. Your donation will help us maintain the hardscape, seasonal plantings, and help cover hiccups such as the fire and lightning strikes we had last year.

    You may make donations online here. You can pay with any credit or debit card or chosse to pay through a Paypal account. If you would like to make a recurring donation, you can check the box on the screen. Please let us know if you would like to designate your donation for a particular MBG project.




    Camellias are still ONLINE to order!

    They can be collected from the Market Place during our Holiday Sale:: Friday, December 4th from 9am to 4pm and Saturday, December 5th from 9am to 1pm.

    Shop Online!

    If you have problems with the online shop, please email Liz with your order. Email mbgardens@gmail.com She will send you an invoice via Paypal

    Camellia japonicas & Hybrids – generally Mid to Late Season (November – March)

    Adolphe Audusson

    Camellia japonica ‘Adolphe Audusson Variegated’

    April Dawn

    Camellia japonica ‘April Dawn’

    Camellia japonica 'Black Tie'

    Camellia japonica ‘Black Tie’

    Brushfield's Yellow

    Camellia japonica ‘Brushfield’s Yellow’

    Cinnamon Cindy

    Camellia japonica hybrid ‘Cinnamon Cindy’

    Debutante

    Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’

    Donnan's Dream

    Camellia japonica ‘Donnan’s Dream’

    Finlandia variegated

    Camellia japonica ‘Finlandia variegated’

    Camellia japonica 'Gunsmoke'

    Camellia japonica ‘Gunsmoke’

    Helen Bower var

    Camellia japonica ‘Helen Bower Variegated’

    Camellia japonica 'Irrational Exuberance'

    Camellia japonica ‘Irrational Exuberance’

    KAtsuyo Nomura

    Camellia japonica ‘Katsuyo Nomura’

    Kramers Supreme

    Camellia japonica ‘Kramer’s Supreme’

    La Peppermint

    Camellia japonica ‘La Peppermint’

    Camellia japonica 'Little Babe Variegated'

    Camellia japonica ‘Little Babe Variegated’

    Mockingbird's Blush

    Camellia japonica ‘Mockingbird’s Blush’

    Camellia japonica 'Moonlight Bay'

    Camellia japonica ‘Moonlight Bay’

    Camellia japonica 'Mrs Jimmy Davis Pink'

    Camellia japonica ‘Mrs Jimmy Davis Pink’

    Camellia japonica 'Mrs Katherine M Howell'

    Camellia japonica ‘Mrs Katherine M Howell’

    Camellia japonica 'Paulette Goddard Variegated'

    Camellia japonica ‘Paulette Goddard Variegated’

    Camellia hybrid 'Pink Icicle'

    Camellia hybrid ‘Pink Icicle’

    Camellia japonica 'Pink Perfection'

    Camellia japonica ‘Pink Perfection’

    Camellia japonica 'Professor Sargent'

    Camellia japonica ‘Professor Sargent’

    Camellia japonica 'Purple Dawn'

    Camellia japonica ‘Purple Dawn’

    Camellia japonica 'Satsuma Kurenai'

    Camellia japonica ‘Satsuma Kurenai’

    Camellia japonica 'Sawada's Mahogany'

    Camellia japonica ‘Sawada’s Mahogany’

    Camellia japonica 'Sea Foam'

    Camellia japonica ‘Sea Foam’

    Camellia japonica 'Southern Secret'

    Camellia japonica ‘Southern Secret’

    Camellia japonica 'Spellbound'

    Camellia japonica ‘Spellbound’

    Camellia japonica 'Sweetie Pie'

    Camellia japonica ‘Sweetie Pie’

    Camellia hybrid 'Taylor's Perfection'

    Camellia hybrid ‘Taylor’s Perfection’

    Camellia japonica 'Vernon E Howell'

    Camellia japonica ‘Vernon E Howell’

    Camellia sasanquas & similar Hybrids – generally Early to Mid Season (October – December)

    Camellia sasanqua 'Brandy's Temper'  Early season bloomer with upright open growth.  A Tom Dodd Jr Introduction

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Brandy’s Temper’

    Camellia x williamsii 'Cile Mitchell'

    Camellia x williamsii ‘Cile Mitchell’

    Camellia x vernalis 'Curly Egao'

    Camellia x vernalis ‘Curly Egao’

    Camellia sasanqua hybrid 'Dream Quilt'

    Camellia sasanqua hybrid ‘Dream Quilt’

    Camellia sasanqua hybrid 'Dream Team'

    Camellia sasanqua hybrid ‘Dream Team’

    Camellia sasanqua x 'Dream Weaver'

    Camellia sasanqua x ‘Dream Weaver’

    Camellia x vernalis 'Egao Three Seasons'

    Camellia x vernalis ‘Egao Three Seasons'[/caption

    [caption id="attachment_3388" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Fragrant Fairies Camellia sasanqua hybrid ‘Fragrant Fairies’

    Camellia sasanqua 'Isabel Simone'

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Isabel Simone’

    Camellia sasanqua 'October Magic Dawn' TM

    Camellia sasanqua ‘October Magic Dawn’ TM

    Camellia sasanqua 'Pink Snow'

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink Snow’

    Camellia sasanqua 'Snow Flurry'

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Snow Flurry’

    Camellia sasanqua 'Snow on the Mountain' aka  'Mine-No- Yuki'

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Snow on the Mountain’ aka ‘Mine-No- Yuki’

    Camellia sasanqua 'Sparkling Burgundy'

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’

    Camellia sasanqua 'Strawberry Limeade' hybrid

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Strawberry Limeade’ hybrid

    Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide Candle'

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide Candle’

    Friday, December 4th, 9am to 4pm AND Saturday, December 5th, 9am -1pm at the Botanical Center

    Prepare for the Holiday Season!

    Poinsettias: Fabulous varieties to choose from! NOW AVAILABLE for pre-buying online here

    Winter-Blooming Camellias NOW AVAILABLE for pre-ordering online here

    Selection of House Plants & Herbs – ideal for gifts

    Satsumas, Satsuma Vinegar, Local Honey, Garlic, Kindling, AND MORE

    Fresh wreaths, greenery and more from the Mobile County Master Gardeners – Pre-order by November 14th – Order form in PDF is here (opens in new tab)

    Many varieties of Poinsettias to choose from!

    Many varieties of Poinsettias to choose from!

    Saturday, November 21st from 9am to 12 noon.

    Our November Spotlight is on Camellias! Always a welcome sight in our cooler months.
    We will have a selection of Camellia sasanquas – the earlier bloomers, and Camellia japonicas – that will take us into Spring. Some are available for pre-order online (members get a 10% discount with code for online orders only) SHOP ONLINE HERE

    We will also have other great plants to plant now and enjoy next year in your yard. Including Spring Blooming Bulbs – that you can also pre-order online.

    Camellia sasanqua 'Brandy's Temper'  Early season bloomer with upright open growth.  A Tom Dodd Jr Introduction

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Brandy’s Temper’ Early season bloomer with upright open growth. A Tom Dodd Jr Introduction

    It was with great sadness and shock that we learned of the sudden passing of Carolyn Saunders on the morning of Tuesday, October 27th.

    Carolyn was a long-time member and volunteer at the Gardens. She played a key role in many of the Gardens’ improvements and projects over the past few years, alongside her husband Andrew, our Board President. All of her who have known and worked with her over the years will sorely miss her sweet nature, hard work and advice – in the words of a friend, she was a kind and beautiful soul. She has left us far too soon.

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Andrew and their family in their time of loss and grief.

    To honor Carolyn’s life, her family has planned an outdoor service at the Mobile Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 31st, at 10.00 am. -reception and visitation will follow in the Botanical Center. They welcome all of you who would like to attend, and invite you to share stories and memories of Carolyn during the service. You may wish to share your thoughts and memories in writing, and may send correspondence to mbg2@bellsouth.net.

    Carolyn’s family also invites you to bring a single flower to add to a growing bouquet of love and remembrance.

    Seating will be limited, so, in Carolyn’s own words, ‘wear comfortable shoes’.

    There will be directed parking and shuttles available from the parking area. Overflow parking, if needed, will be at the Mobile Museum of Art.

    Carolyn’s obituary can be found here. This will open in a new tab.

    Out of respect to the family, the Gardens will be closed to public visitors for the day.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Mobile Botanical Gardens in Carolyn’s name.
    Donations can be made via the button below – we will notify the family of all contributions and will pass on any words that you wish to share





    You may also mail checks to Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
    or drop by the Office from Wednesdays to Sundays, from 9am to 4pm.

    Hold the Dates!
    Friday & Saturday, October 23rd & 24th! from 9am to 4pm featuring:

    Aromi Native Azalea Hybrids! Maarten van der Geissen will be sending EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS of plants for sale! We won’t know what we are getting until nearer the date – but it will include many of those featured – here – see the slide show!

    For background information of the collection see the video of Maarten’s talk on the Aromi Collection here.

    A large selection of ReBloom Mobile Plants! You can have color and interest in your yard 12 months of the year in this area! Come and shop for trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs and annuals for fall and winter – AND plant now for color next year!

    Shop AND eat – we have arranged visits from food trucks both days! The Hungry Owl will be at the MBG on Friday 23rd! And Smokin’ Gingos on Saturday 24th!

    The Plein Air Painters of the South will have some completed works of their visits to the Gardens for sale! And they will be creating new art both days!

    Here are links to a list of what we have ordered so far! We will be updating this as more are ordered.

    Fall Plant Sale List Excel xps sortable (will open in Excel)

    FALL Plant sale 2015(1) PDF File