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Upcoming events

    • 12/02/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
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    This workshop will help you get in the Holiday mood by teaching you how to create a wreath from natural materials. Decorate your home and enjoy the smells of the season with gorgeous freshly cut greenery. 
    Instructor: Derrick Stowell, HGTV – UT Gardens Education Director    

    Cost: $25/members, $35/nonmembers

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 12/11/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse - 124

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    Enhance your homeschool program with hands-on fun and educational classes.
    Ever wonder why so many plants in gardens and landscapes look almost identical? Well, it’s because genetically they are identical! In a world where so many people and animals of the same species all look so different, how is it that we have identical plants? In this lesson will learn about basic plant physiology and the movement of materials in, through, and out of plants so that we can learn how to propagate, or "clone," identical plants. We learn various propagation methods and how to manipulate the environment to provide an optimal environment for propagated plants to grow. You’ll transform into a mad scientist working in your lab (the greenhouse) and will go home with your very own cloned plants! Join us for this fun and educational field trip.
    Instructors: David Pease & Milly Burnett, UT Garden educators
    Cost: $8 per home school student

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 01/11/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

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    What happens at the gardens in Winter? Well, we being preparing for spring in the greenhouse. Join us to learn how to plan and prepare for early spring cool season gardens and warm season late spring gardening. We learn how to sow seeds for various spring flowers and vegetables, how greenhouses work, the supplies, care and maintenance required for success. Weather permitting, we may also explore the gardens to find a few surprise plants that bloom and put on a show in the cold, late winter landscape. Join us for this fun and educational field trip.

    Thursday, January 11, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $10 per person


    • 01/13/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 122
    • 50

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    In this workshop we will strive to go beyond the typical hypertufa bowl shaped planter and explore other creative options for molding a planter. 

    Cost: Garden member $40/nonmember $50

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 01/13/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 50

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    Orchid Growing Class 

    The Orchid Family is one of the largest groups of flowering plants in the world. With over 28,000 species, the wondrous variety of shapes, colors and scents is astounding. This workshop will introduce some of the most popular genera of orchids and explore the growth requirements of these beauties so that you can successfully grow them at home. By gaining a deeper understanding of their natural habitat, you will be well equipped to coax their charming blooms for years to come. 

    Presenter: John Tullock 
    John Tullock is a lifelong gardener and conservationist who has been growing orchids for over 30 years. As a writer and photographer, he has 20 published books on a diversity of topics. His Growing Hardy Orchids received a "Great Garden Book" award from the American Horticulture Society. 

    Garden member $35/nonmember $45

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 01/27/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 50

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    This workshop will focus on the art of using fabric to create dramatic, draped containers and sculptures. This method will allow for playing with the light, shadow, and three-dimensionality beyond breaking from the typical lines and planes of basic hypertufa mold-making.

    Cost: Garden member $40/nonmember $50

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 02/08/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

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    Ever wonder where plants go when they need vitamins? And what happens when they die? In this class we will explore the cycles of nutrients in nature and the garden. We will learn how nature recycles itself through composting with the F.B.I. (fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates). We will learn different methods for composting, managing compost, what can go wrong when compost isn’t properly managed and go on a scavenger hunt for F.B.I. around the gardens! Join us for this fun and educational field trip.

    Thurday, February 8, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $10 per person


    • 02/10/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 50

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    Explore techniques for creating hypertufa sculptures. Whether you prefer abstract, representational, or something in between, we’ll provide the space, supplies, and instruction to help you create a one of a kind garden statue! 

    Cost: Garden member $40/nonmember $50

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 02/24/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 50

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    Are the fairies in your garden homeless? Be the architect of their dream home in this two-part class. In part one we create the foundation and walls to support the roof over your fairy’s tender wings. In part two we construct the roof, windows, shutters, furniture, décor and other fairy house accoutrement to make your fairy house a home. 

    Cost: Garden member $40/nonmember $50

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 03/08/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

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    Can you grow plants in water? Yes, you can with the right ingredients! In this lesson, we will learn the basics of aquaponics – that is growing plants in in water and using fish to provide the nutrients and fertilizer needed for plants. This practice is growing in popularity as people in urban and suburban areas look for innovative ways to grow food that are sustainable and reduce environmental/carbon impacts. Come join us on this aquatic adventure! If your student would like to build a mini-aquaponic system to take home materials can be available for an additional fee. Join us for this fun and educational field trip.

    Thurday, March 8, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $10 per person


    • 03/10/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 50

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    Are the fairies in your garden homeless? Be the architect of their dream home in this two-part class. In part one we create the foundation and walls to support the roof over your fairy’s tender wings. In part two we construct the roof, windows, shutters, furniture, décor and other fairy house accoutrement to make your fairy house a home.

    Cost: Garden member $40/nonmember $50

    ** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**

    • 04/05/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

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    Ever wonder how vegetable and fruits make their way to our kitchen. In this class, we’ll find out what happens in the UT Kitchen garden each spring to help prepare for bountiful summer harvest. We’ll learn how to harvest and care for early spring veggies, transplant young starts from the January class, learn how to amend and prepare soil, mulch and how to conduct integrated pest management (IPM) to keep our gardens safe from pest and disease. Join us for this fun and educational field trip.

    Thurday, April 5, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $10 per person


    • 05/03/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville

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    “Is that poison ivy?” Ever been unsure what a plant is in the garden? In this lesson, we will learn the basics of plant classification and taxonomy. We’ll look at how plants are name and categorized. From trees, to shrubs, grasses, perennials, annuals, fungi and bacteria, we’ll explore the garden looking for all sorts organisms and what the most important identifying morphological characteristics are to tell one plant from another. This will include close looks at things like leaves, needles, fascicles, bark, flowers, seeds and fruit. Join us for this fun and educational field trip.

    Thurday, May 3, 2018: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $10 per person


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