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.


 

What is Citizen Science?: Contributing to research at the Mobile Botanical Gardens

Date: January 23, 2018

Time: 10am - Noon

Location: Meet infront of MBG Office

What is Citizen Science?: Contributing to research at the Mobile Botanical Gardens

Have you ever wanted to participate in scientific research? Come join the citizen science team at the Mobile Botanical Gardens and learn how you can contribute to citizen science projects going on at the Gardens. Amanda Wilkins, curator of plant collections, will lead an introductory session about what citizen science is and guide you on…

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Poetry and Prose – Writing Nature

Start date: January 24, 2018

End date: February 28, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10 - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Poetry and Prose – Writing Nature

An introductory class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker. (Tell me, what is it you plan to do / With your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day”) Get ready to plant a garden of words that move across the landscape of written expressions….

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Can You Dig It?: A Practical Gardening Class to Help You Plant for the Future

Start date: January 25, 2018

End date: March 1, 2018

Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Can You Dig It?: A Practical Gardening Class to Help You Plant for the Future

The time has finally come! Have you wanted to get into gardening, but just aren’t sure how? Come join the Gardens for a six-week introductory course on all you need to know to get started in your own garden, whether it is a window box or your backyard. Taught by Amanda Wilkins, you will be…

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Botanical Art III – Watercolor

Start date: February 2, 2018

End date: March 9, 2018

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG, Larkins Classroom

Botanical Art III – Watercolor

WORKING WITH WATERCOLOR. This class is designed as an introduction to the botanical art of painting in watercolor using the Six-Color-Palette. Here is an opportunity to develop and further refine your understanding of basic color, color mixing and sound color selection through a step-bystep approach. Learn to paint wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry and how to apply a…

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Restoring Order: Pruning Demonstration

Date: February 6, 2018

Time: 10 - 11:30am

Location: Meet infront of MBG office

Restoring Order: Pruning Demonstration

Come join Amanda Wilkins to learning about the art and science of pruning your trees and shrubs (and herbaceous perennials). She will cover tools of the trade, techniques to help you maximize the form of your plants, and demystifies when you should do what. Bring your pruners, your questions and yourself! $5 – members $10…

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TomatoPalooza 2018

Date: February 24, 2018

Time: 9:00 - noon

Location: MarketPlace

TomatoPalooza 2018

Get the best tomato varieties for the Gulf Coast! Buy your tomato plants online throughout the month of February and pickup from the MarketPlace on Saturday, February 24th from 9am – noon

Plantasia Spring Plant Sale 2018

Start date: March 15, 2018

End date: March 18, 2018

Time: Thursday Preview, Fri & Sat 9-4, Sun 11-4

Location: MarketPlace

Plantasia Spring Plant Sale 2018

Get the best plants for your Gulf Coast garden at our largest plant sale of the year! Plant list posted 2 weeks prior to sale. Check back on this page closer to the sale for updates and preview party information.

Splinter Hill Bog Bus Trip

Date: April 14, 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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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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