MOBILE’S “SECRET” GARDEN CENTER
OPEN SATURDAYS ONLY, APRIL 16th through the end of JUNE 9am to 11am

The Market Place features many of the same unusual, interesting, native and hard to find plants featured at Spring Plant Sale, plus new merchandise arriving weekly. Staffed by our volunteers, (many are Master Gardeners) the Market Place provides not only plants, but expert advice for your Gulf Coast Garden.

The Marketplace is open Saturday mornings from 9am – 11 am until the end of June 2016

Located at the far end of the main parking lot in the fenced area.

July is GINGER Month!

We are introducing a new format for plant sales for the rest of this year! (Except August!)

Details have to be finalized, but we will be selecting a Theme of the Month featuring a plant group for that theme… Think Butterfly Plants, Native Azaleas, Camellias etc.

Selected plants in the theme will be available for ordering on our new Online ReBloom Market Place! And the pick up day will be a Mini Market Place, where you can pick up the pre-paid plant orders AND shop for a large variety of other seasonal plants! (We cannot deliver or mail plants ordered online – pick up only! )

We will also have programs – talks, walks, and workshops – that are related to the Theme!

JULY will be Ginger Month!

We are offering selected gingers for ordering on our New Online ReBloom Store where you can shop in the comfort of your own home! Pre-order, pre-pay and come on July 18th to pick up your plants! AND Market Place will be open for more plant shopping!

We are (fingers crossed) going to have a Gingers Guru come to speak about the many types of gingers that do so well in our area! But that still has to be confirmed!

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DETAILS!

Market Place Madness!

It’s time for Marketplace Madness!
40% Off
8-9 am – MBG Members & Master Gardeners
9-11 am – Come one, come all!
Friday, June 26 AND Saturday, June 27

This is it! After this weekend, MBG Market Place will be closed until next season. We’re going out in style with 40% off select annuals, perennials, fruit trees, flowering shrubs – almost everything in stock!

This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up, or get that fancy plant you’ve had your eye on. The Market Place offers a diverse selection of plants chosen to thrive on the Gulf Coast, many of which you won’t find anywhere else.

Along with plants, you can also get advice: gardening experts will be on hand to help you select just the right plants for your garden.

Come on out to the Sale!

Friday & Saturday, June 26th & 27th – 7:00am to 2:00pm

Great collectibles, nick-nacks, books, kitchen stuff, golf clubs, small appliances, and even a 20 hp Johnson boat motor! Just a few of the many items that have been donated for the sale!

Come out and shop! And tell your friends, neighbors, and fellow workers! Get the word out!

Thursday, June 18, 7 pm in the Botanical Center

Experiencing the botanical side of Martha’s Vineyard- Most people assume only the rich and famous vacation on the Vineyard, and they spend their time sunning themselves on the beach and enjoying fine, expensive dining.

That may be true, but there is so much more to this little 100-square-mile island off the coast of Massachusetts. What most of those people don’t know is that more than 35 percent of the island is permanently conserved and it is home to one of the most incredible collections of plants on the east coast: the Polly Hill Arboretum.

Amanda Wilkins will give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vineyard in a way only an almost-Islander can.

Free to members and $10 for non-members.
Reservations requested: (251) 342-0555 or email to mbg2@bellsouth.net – Subject: Martha’s Vineyard

Sunday, June 14 at 4 pm

Join Amanda Wilkins, our Curator of Collections for an afternoon walk to see what is going on in the Gardens! She’ll cover some of the history and talk about future plans, as well as talk about some of her favorite plants..

Free for members, $10 for non-members

Please meet in the Piff Courtyard outside of the Offices.

Reservations requested: (251) 342 0555 or email to mbg2@bellsouth.net – Subject: Weekend Walk June 14th

Nature Hikes ~ Scavenger Hunts ~ Arts and Crafts

Games & Activities ~ Nature Journaling

Presented by Mobile Botanical Gardens
June 22-26, 2015

8:30 AM -3:00 PM

$175 per child

Nature Blast 2013

Transform your child’s summer with an exciting week-long adventure! Planned for rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, and supplementing the science standards for Alabama, this program is designed to instill a love of outdoor adventure and appreciation of nature.

This wonderful introduction to outdoor adventures and nature will cover such topics as “Bees, Butterflies and Botany”, “Reptiles and Amphibians”, and “Woodland Monsters and Fairy Houses”.

Activities include hikes on nature trails, nature scavenger hunts and daily investigations of how plants and animals interact.

Daily schedules are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Mobile Botanical Gardens.

Participants bring bag lunches for a picnic in various fun locations. Daily snack will be provided.

Cost per child is $175 for the entire week and includes daily snacks, take-home related activities for the family and a NatureBLAST tee shirt.

Sign your child or grandchild up TODAY!

Participation is limited to 22

Paid registrations due by June 12

I hope you will get outrageously excited about this wonderful week of adventure and creative explorations!

(For questions call or email Judy Stout – Phone 973-0354-H, 401-0811-C; judypstout@mchsi.com)

Thursday, May 28, 7 pm in the Botanical Center

Pretty Pretty Pictures! Our new garden of Aromi Hybrid Native azaleas will be planted in the Fall. Maarten van der Geissen will be giving a preview of the collection and talk about why it is so special to Mobile. Dr Aromi, an ardent azalea hybridizer for over 30 years, left a fine heritage of over 100 named native azaleas, and Maarten, owner of van der Geissen Nursery in Semmes has been working with many of his seedlings since 2004. This will be a fascinating insight into the history of the Aromi Hybrids with the promise of what is to come in our new garden.

Free to members and $10 to non-members

Reservations requested – call (251) 342 0555 or email mbg2@bellsouth.net with reference to Aromi Talk in the subject line.

Sunday, May 3rd 2pm – 4pm

Join members and friends of the MBG for a casual enjoyable and instructive walk in our 35-acre Longleaf Pine Treasure Forest.

Tours will be led by MBG member volunteers who have actively managed the woodland.

2.00pm – Meet at the Longleaf Trail Head, just off the MBG’s main parking plaza. Welcome & Longleaf History by Andrew Saunders, MBG President

2.15 – 3.30pm – Walking tour of the Longleaf in small groups led by John Goodloe, Keville Larson, Patrick McGough, Bill Finch, John Olive and Andrew Saunders.

3.30 – 4.00pm – Q&A and discussion with all participants will be led by John Goodloe, Chairman of MBG’s Longleaf Forest Management Committee

BYOB of water and put on your walking shoes!

This is a FREE event, but reservations are encouraged. Please call the Office at (251) 342 0555 or email mbg2@bellsouth.net