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.


 

Painting the Garden’s Collections in Gouache

Start date: March 23, 2018

End date: April 27, 2018

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG, Larkins Classrom

Painting the Garden’s Collections in Gouache

A series of six classes that will study, draw and paint the Garden’s Plant Collections in “gouache,” while using your regular watercolor paints. Gouache painting is a watercolor based painting technique that typically allows for a looser style of working as opposed to the more disciplined transparent watercolor technique of botanical art. The essential difference…

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Getting Bogged Down! Making a Pitcherplant Bog Planter

Date: May 5, 2018

Time: 10am - noon

Location: MBG MarketPlace

Getting Bogged Down! Making a Pitcherplant Bog Planter

We’ve all heard the fascinating stories about insect-eating plants and it may surprise you to know they are local, native plants! Join us at the Gardens to learn more about these botanical curiosities, where they grow, and how you can take them home with you. The workshop will include a presentation about carnivorous plants and…

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Botanical Art Class: Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue!

Start date: May 11, 2018

End date: June 15, 2018

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Botanical Art Class: Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue!

A botanical art studio class designed for the student to create, during the six week class, a series of three individual botanical flower drawings/paintings. Each work will be inspired by a red, a white and a blue flower. And each student will have the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice. From graphite,…

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Splinter Hill Bog Bus Trip

Date: May 19, 2018

Time: 9am - 3pm

Location: Meet in MBG Parking Lot

Splinter Hill Bog Bus Trip

Explore the Splinter Hill Bog with Fred Nation and discover the many unique and fascinating plants that grow there. Depart by bus from MBG at 9am and return around 3pm. Boxed lunch from Panera will be included. MBG Members: $50 NonMembers: $65 Fred Nation is a field botanist, environmental consultant, free-lance photographer and writer, who lives…

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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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Andrea Wulf – The Invention of Nature

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: Evening (Time TBA)

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Andrea Wulf  – The Invention of Nature

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