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.


 

Write it! Publish it!

Start date: May 9, 2018

End date: May 30, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Write it! Publish it!

A 4-week class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker. Now that you have written it, what shall you do with it? Unlike Emily Dickinson who stuffed her gems in a drawer, set your words free.  Learn how to submit for publication in literary e-zines and journals. Preview the…

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Botanical Art Class: Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue!

Start date: May 11, 2018

End date: June 15, 2018

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Botanical Art Class: Crazy for the Red, White, and Blue!

A botanical art studio class designed for the student to create, during the six week class, a series of three individual botanical flower drawings/paintings. Each work will be inspired by a red, a white and a blue flower. And each student will have the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice. From graphite,…

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The Faces of Prose: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Short stories

Start date: June 13, 2018

End date: July 25, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

The Faces of Prose: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Short stories

An 6-week class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker. The Faces of Prose: Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Short stories Dust off your journals!  Let’s write prose!  In the six classes, the faces of prose appear disguised in all forms.   Memoir gets personal and creative…

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Botanical Art IV: Drawing the Garden Collections in Pen & Ink

Start date: July 6, 2018

End date: August 10, 2018

Time: Fridays, 10am - 1pm

Location: MBG - Larkins Classroom

Botanical Art IV: Drawing the Garden Collections in Pen & Ink

Drawing in pen & ink can be a daunting task for many but the rewards, however, can be highly satisfying. This class will focus on depicting interesting plants in the Mobile Botanical Gardens’ collections. The basis of this 6-week studio class will be devoted to the practice of classic pen and ink technique as it relates…

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Book Club/Class: The Invention of Nature

Start date: August 29, 2018

End date: October 3, 2018

Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon

Location: MBG Larkins Classroom

Book Club/Class: The Invention of Nature

In October, MBG will be fortunate enough to welcome Andrea Wulf to the Gardens for a presentation on her latest award winning book, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World. Explore the book before her visit in this 6-week class taught by Gail Gehlken and Poet Laureate of Alabama Emerita, Sue B. Walker. Class fee includes…

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Andrea Wulf – The Invention of Nature

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: Evening (Time TBA)

Location: Mobile Botanical Gardens

Andrea Wulf  – The Invention of Nature

Award-winning author, Andrea Wulf, coming to MBG!