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.


 

A Holiday Market and Art Bazaar in the Gardens

Start date: December 1, 2017

End date: December 2, 2017

Time: Fri 9-4 / Sat 9-2

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Support the Garden and buy local! You will find many local and handmade goods as well and a great selection of Camellias and poinsettias at this fun event. Presented in conjunction with the Mobile County Master Gardener Greenery Sale. Enjoy one-stop Holiday shopping! Sunday, December 3: Don’t miss out on meeting Steve Bender, Garden Editor for…

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Meet the Grumpy Gardener!

Date: December 3, 2017

Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Location: MBG, Botanical Center

Come out to the Gardens for an entertaining afternoon presentation from Steve Bender, Garden Editor for Southern Living. His new book, The Grumpy Gardener: An A to Z Guide from the Galaxy’s Most Irritable Green Thumb, is being released this Fall! Book signing and light refreshments (book included in price). MBG Members $30 NonMem $35…

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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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The Botany of Christmas presented by Fred Nation

Date: December 15, 2017

Time: 2 - 4pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Plants are important- crucial really, in our lives and in our observances and ceremonies. “The Botany of Christmas” will take a look at the plants, including  some  that have been used for millenia in Christmas and other seasonal midwinter celebrations. We will describe the interesting traditions that have arisen around these treasured plants- Do you…

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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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