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.


 

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

Presentation

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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Bodying Forth – Writing Class

Start date: January 2, 2019

End date: February 6, 2019

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Class

Bodying Forth – Writing Class

A writing class for those who are interested in writing poetry/fiction/prose – flash fiction, segmented commentaries as you like it, memoir, prose poetry. In six weeks, we will write the body: Week I: Bodies Of Thought. Week II: Homebodies. Week III: Bodies Of Water. Week IV. Bodies On The Mend (Writing Well) Week V. Bodies…

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From the Gardens: Floral Arranging with Dennis Harris (5-week Series)

Start date: January 10, 2019

End date: February 21, 2019

Time: Thursdays, 9:30 - noon

Location: MBG Botanical Center

Class

From the Gardens: Floral Arranging with Dennis Harris (5-week Series)

Learn from one of the best! Dennis Harris, AIFD Designer, has created floral wonders for weddings from Napa to Tampa, and created floral wonders from Mexico City to Canada! Each week of this series will offer a different focus – Classes might include European clutch bouquets, classic vase arrangements, including trumpet vases and how to…

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America’s First Industry – Longleaf Pine and the Historic Naval Stores Industries

Date: January 24, 2019

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Presentation

America’s First Industry – Longleaf Pine and the Historic Naval Stores Industries

The biology, ecology, history, and economics of longleaf pine are the fascinating stories of North America’s first industry. We will discuss the role of the great Longleaf ecosystem as it nurtured the astonishing diversity of our Southeastern forests. We will also look at some of the actual tools that were used in the naval stores…

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Readings by Barbara Henning and Maureen Owen

Date: January 27, 2019

Time: Sunday, 2pm-4pm

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Presentation

Join us for poetry readings from two accomplished authors! Light refreshments will be provided. Selected readings from: Barbara Henning – Just Like That (Spuyten Duyvil) and A Day Like Today (Negative Capability Press) Maureen Owen – Edges of Water (Chax Press), Erosion’s Pull (Coffee House Press), and Imaginary Income (Hanging Loose Press) Members Free NonMembers General Admission ($5) Donations always welcome!…

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Master Gardener Spring Seminar – Vince Dooley

Date: February 18, 2019

Time: Monday, 5:30-8:30pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Presentation

Master Gardener Spring Seminar – Vince Dooley

The Mobile County Master Gardeners Spring Seminar speaker for 2019 will be football legend and gardener, Vince Dooley. For more information and to register, please follow the more info link. Registration closes Feb 8th Please note, this is not a Mobile Botanical Gardens event – all registrations must be made through the Mobile County Master…

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Plantasia Spring Plant Sale 2019

Start date: March 14, 2019

End date: March 17, 2019

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

Location: MarketPlace

Sale

Plantasia Spring Plant Sale 2019

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. Sale Date: March 15 – 17 Friday & Saturday, 9am – 4pm Sunday, 11am – 4pm Ticketed Preview Party: Thursday, March 14 from 4pm – 7pm Catering by Georgia Roussos…

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Gallery of Gardens 2019

Start date: April 5, 2019

End date: April 6, 2019

Time: TBA

Location: Various

Tour

Gallery of Gardens 2019

2019’s Gallery of Gardens will be a little different in both timing and format. The event is earlier than our usual May and will feature Gardens by the Bay. More info to come…