Upcoming Events & Classes

From Learning Opportunities to Plant Sales, there’s is a lot going on at MBG!
Keep checking this page to see what’s happening at the Gardens!
Our Annual Events include Plantasia! – Spring Plant Sale, Fall Plant Sale, Butterfly Day, Holiday Sales and the Gallery of Gardens.


 

The Faces of Prose: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Short stories

Start date: June 13, 2018

End date: July 25, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

The Faces of Prose: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Short stories

An 6-week class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker. The Faces of Prose: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Short stories Dust off your journals!  Let’s write prose!  In the six classes, the faces of prose appear disguised in all forms.   Memoir gets personal and creative…

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Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue: The Art of Celebrating History

Start date: June 26, 2018

End date: July 22, 2018

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue: The Art of Celebrating History

The Mobile Botanical Gardens and Mobile Museum of Art are partnering to present a summer exhibition of art celebrating the RED, WHITE, & BLUE! Works created in the Gardens botanical art class, Crazy for the Red, White and Blue, and those created at the MMoA will be featured in this local artists exhibit. The exhibition, Crazy…

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Gingers and Tropicals Sale

Start date: July 1, 2018

End date: August 4, 2018

Time: Pickup August 4, 9am - noon

Location: MBG MarketPlace

Gingers and Tropicals Sale

Gingers are great plants for our Gulf Coast climate. Shop online throughout the month of July and pickup from MarketPlace on Saturday, August 4th between 9 and noon. Additional plants will also be available for sale on that Saturday. Shop Online!

Botanical Art IV: Drawing the Garden Collections in Pen & Ink

Start date: July 6, 2018

End date: August 10, 2018

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG - Larkins Classroom

Botanical Art IV: Drawing the Garden Collections in Pen & Ink

Drawing in pen & ink can be a daunting task for many but the rewards, however, can be highly satisfying. This class will focus on depicting interesting plants in the Mobile Botanical Gardens’ collections. The basis of this 6-week studio class will be devoted to the practice of classic pen and ink technique as it relates…

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Book Club/Class: The Invention of Nature

Start date: August 29, 2018

End date: October 3, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Book Club/Class: The Invention of Nature

In October, MBG will be fortunate enough to welcome Andrea Wulf to the Gardens for a presentation on her latest award winning book, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World. Explore the book before her visit in this 6-week class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker. Class fee includes…

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Inaugural Event for the Marion Deane Drummond Lecture Series

Date: September 22, 2018

Time: 10am - 2pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

On Saturday, September 22nd, the series will launch in true Marion style! Sponsored by the Spring Hill Garden Club, this day will be filled with wonderful speakers and fabulous food by Georgia Roussos Catering. Dr. Brian Axsmith will speak in the morning and Dr. Dave Creech will round out the afternoon. Lunch and a special mid-afternoon…

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Marion Deane Drummond Lecture Series

Start date: September 22, 2018

End date: October 19, 2019

Time: See specific lecture for details

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Announcing The Marion Deane Drummond Lecture Series Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Inaugural Event – Dr. Brian Axsmith & Dr. Dave Creech Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – Andrea Wulf Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Greg Grant & The Backyard Chicken Club Saturday, April 6, 2019 – Brie Arthur & Maarten van der Giessen Saturday, August…

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Andrea Wulf – The Invention of Nature

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Andrea Wulf  – The Invention of Nature

Award-winning author, Andrea Wulf, coming to MBG!

Brie Arthur presents: The Foodscape Revolution

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: TBA

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Brie Arthur presents: The Foodscape Revolution

The Foodscape Revolution Foodscaping is all about making the most of your available square footage while engaging the next generation. Discover how to grow the flowers and food that you love to create a beautiful and bountiful space. Learn about growing in containers and new technologies including patio friendly Aeroponic systems and vertical gardens. The best organic practices…

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Buddy Lee Presents on Encore Azaleas

Date: August 17, 2019

Time: TBA

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Buddy Lee Presents on Encore Azaleas

On August 17, 2019, MBG will welcome Buddy Lee, the inventor of the well known Encore® Azalea! About Buddy Lee Robert “Buddy” Lee, the inventor of Encore® Azalea, the world’s best-selling reblooming azalea, has more than 30 years’ experience in nursery management, breeding, propagation, and new plant development. He currently serves as Director of Plant…

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