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.


 

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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Gulf Coast Herb Society Meeting

Date: September 25, 2018

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens - Botanical Center

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Gulf Coast Herb Society Meeting

The GCHS is responsible for maintaining the Herb Garden here at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. Come meet the members and consider becoming a member of the GCHS or the Botanical Gardens – or both! John Olive from the Ornamental Horticulture Center will be speaking about growing herbs in our Gulf Coast area. The meeting will…

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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! “If you have a chance to hear Andrea Wulf speaking in your area: go, listen, learn.”  – Vanessa Sellers, The New York Botanical Garden

The Art of Description/The Art of Syntax

Start date: October 10, 2018

End date: November 14, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

The Art of Description/The Art of Syntax

WIN: Writers in Nature The Art of Description/The Art of Syntax A class for everyone interested in writing prose or poetry. Over six weeks, you will read and write using the following two books for reference:In The Art of Description, Mark Doty emphases how to say what you see using sensory images and movement in your writing. Ellen…

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Fall Plant Sale

Start date: October 19, 2018

End date: October 21, 2018

Time: Fri & Sat, 9-4 / Sun 11-4

Location: MBG, MarketPlace

Fall Plant Sale

Get the best plants for your Gulf Coast Garden at our Fall Plant Sale!

Poetry By Moonlight

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 7pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Poetry By Moonlight

Enjoy a night of poetry under the moon and the stars at the Gardens! This year’s theme is “In the Garden”. Find inspiration in the marvels of nature: a tree, a plant, a moonflower, something that grows, perhaps in your own backyard. “Poetry by Moonlight” Submissions Submission deadline: September 28, 2018. Please email your submission as…

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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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