Nature Hikes ~ Scavenger Hunts ~ Arts and Crafts

Games & Activities ~ Nature Journaling

Presented by Mobile Botanical Gardens
June 22-26, 2015

8:30 AM -3:00 PM

$175 per child

Nature Blast 2013

Transform your child’s summer with an exciting week-long adventure! Planned for rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, and supplementing the science standards for Alabama, this program is designed to instill a love of outdoor adventure and appreciation of nature.

This wonderful introduction to outdoor adventures and nature will cover such topics as “Bees, Butterflies and Botany”, “Reptiles and Amphibians”, and “Woodland Monsters and Fairy Houses”.

Activities include hikes on nature trails, nature scavenger hunts and daily investigations of how plants and animals interact.

Daily schedules are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Mobile Botanical Gardens.

Participants bring bag lunches for a picnic in various fun locations. Daily snack will be provided.

Cost per child is $175 for the entire week and includes daily snacks, take-home related activities for the family and a NatureBLAST tee shirt.

Sign your child or grandchild up TODAY!

Participation is limited to 22

Paid registrations due by June 12

I hope you will get outrageously excited about this wonderful week of adventure and creative explorations!

(For questions call or email Judy Stout – Phone 973-0354-H, 401-0811-C;

Thursday, May 28, 7 pm in the Botanical Center

Pretty Pretty Pictures! Our new garden of Aromi Hybrid Native azaleas will be planted in the Fall. Maarten van der Geissen will be giving a preview of the collection and talk about why it is so special to Mobile. Dr Aromi, an ardent azalea hybridizer for over 30 years, left a fine heritage of over 100 named native azaleas, and Maarten, owner of van der Geissen Nursery in Semmes has been working with many of his seedlings since 2004. This will be a fascinating insight into the history of the Aromi Hybrids with the promise of what is to come in our new garden.

Free to members and $10 to non-members

Reservations requested – call (251) 342 0555 or email with reference to Aromi Talk in the subject line.

Spring Cleaning? If you have good give-away stuff please help the Gardens put on a BIG Yard Sale the last weekend in June.

Beginning Monday, May 4th, bring it out to the Gardens! And then come back to the Gardens on Friday and Saturday, June 26th and 27th to find something to fill that clean space you just created!

Here’s a list of what we can and cannot accept: Yard Sale items list It will open in a new window.

We also need newspapers (without the ad inserts), plastic grocery bags, and medium to small boxes to be used at the sale. These items can be dropped off anytime at the MBG Office!

Questions? Please call us on (251) 342 0555 or email us at

Along with donations we are looking for volunteers to help:

Sort and price items before the sale,
Floor workers to help customers
Holding Area Attendants

Please call or email the office if you can help!

Sunday, May 3rd 2pm – 4pm

Join members and friends of the MBG for a casual enjoyable and instructive walk in our 35-acre Longleaf Pine Treasure Forest.

Tours will be led by MBG member volunteers who have actively managed the woodland.

2.00pm – Meet at the Longleaf Trail Head, just off the MBG’s main parking plaza. Welcome & Longleaf History by Andrew Saunders, MBG President

2.15 – 3.30pm – Walking tour of the Longleaf in small groups led by John Goodloe, Keville Larson, Patrick McGough, Bill Finch, John Olive and Andrew Saunders.

3.30 – 4.00pm – Q&A and discussion with all participants will be led by John Goodloe, Chairman of MBG’s Longleaf Forest Management Committee

BYOB of water and put on your walking shoes!

This is a FREE event, but reservations are encouraged. Please call the Office at (251) 342 0555 or email