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

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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A Holiday Market and Art Bazaar in the Gardens

Start date: November 30, 2018

End date: December 1, 2018

Time: Fri 9-4 / Sat 9-2

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

A Holiday Market and Art Bazaar in the 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! Some of the many products we will be offering… Perdido Vineyards, Rachel’s…

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Plant ID Class

Date: December 1, 2018

Time: Saturday, 2:00pm

Plant ID Class

Learn how to use resources to identify unknown plants! Seth Allen, our Curator of Collections, will lead the class and then finish with a walk through the Gardens to try out what you have learned! Members $10 / NonMem $15 Register!

The Gardens by Candlelight

Start date: December 6, 2018

End date: December 20, 2018

Time: Thursdays, 9am - 6pm

Location: MBG Botanical Center

Come out to the Gardens for a candle lit early evening stroll through the Gardens and enjoy a cup of coffee, hot cocoa or tea! Stop in Botanical Center to browse our giftshop selection of unique holiday gifts.

Santa’s German Cookie Workshop

Date: December 10, 2018

Time: Monday, 1-4pm

Location: MBG Botanical Center

Santa’s German Cookie Workshop

In this fun workshop, Barbara Moesinger will teach you how to make traditional German treats! This is hands-on, so you get to take a tin of your creations home with you! Register!

The Botany of Christmas presented by Fred Nation

Date: December 13, 2018

Time: 5pm

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

The Botany of Christmas presented by Fred Nation

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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Bodying Forth – Writing Class

Start date: January 2, 2019

End date: February 6, 2019

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

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 7, 2019

Time: Thursdays, 9:30 - noon

Location: MBG Botanical Center

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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