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.


Herb Day

Date: September 30, 2017

Time: 9am - 1pm

Location: MBG, Botanical Center

Presented by the Gulf Coast Herb Society Gulf Coast Herb Society Member: $30 Non-members: $35 Special Speaker Felder Rushing, the Gestalt Gardener “Stress-Free Gardening with Herbs” – Growing easy culinary and other useful herbs through all seasons and senses. Includes Tasty Herb Treats, Lunch, Door Prizes, Shop the Tents, Enjoy the Herb Demos Registration Opens…

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Poetry By Moonlight

Date: October 4, 2017

Time: 7pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Enjoy a night of poetry set under the moon and the stars at the Gardens! Sue B. Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, will serve as chairman for this new event. More details TBA

Fall Plant Sale

Start date: October 20, 2017

End date: October 22, 2017

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

Location: MBG, MarketPlace

Get the best plants for your Gulf Coast Garden! This year we will be having a special members only preview (details TBA)! Plant list will be posted one week prior to sale.

Splinter Hill Bog Bus Trip

Date: October 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location: Meet at MBG to depart by bus

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. Lunch will be included. Fred Nation is a field botanist, environmental consultant, free-lance photographer and writer, who lives in Daphne, Alabama with his wife Maureen. Fred…

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Botanical Art I- Graphite

Start date: October 13, 2017

End date: November 17, 2017

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG, Larkins Classroom

WORKING WITH GRAPHITE PENCIL. If you have long held the desire to learn how to draw then this class is for you. And also, for those who simply wish to take their drawing skills to a higher level. During this 6-week course, each student will engage in drawing plant specimens as they learn to recognize and…

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Nature and Landscape Photography with Julie Andel

Start date: October 26, 2017

End date: December 7, 2017

Time: 1 - 3pm

Location: MBG, Larkins Classroom

Learn how to capture the beauty that surrounds you! This six week course will cover topics such as camera settings, exposure, composition, photography tools, photographing gardens, a special module describing using smartphones or similar devices for photographing the garden, and critiques of photos. Each weekly class will have a 30 minute lecture with a power…

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Botanical Art II – Colored Pencil

Start date: December 8, 2017

End date: January 12, 2018

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG, Larkins Classroom

WORKING WITH COLORED PENCIL. For those who simply wish to take their drawing skills to a higher level and those who continue to explore the world of botanical drawing and painting – this class is specifically designed for you! Students will progress through sound accurate observation and the fundamentals of proportional drawing technique to an…

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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

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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