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    • 05/06/2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/08/2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • 2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996
    Registration is closed

    Vendor registration for the 2016 UT Gardens Blooms Days Festival and Marketplace. Registration reserves your booth space; receipt of payment (check or money order only) confirms your space. Booth availability based on time payment is received. Direct any questions to James Newburn at jnewburn@utk.edu or 865-974-7256.

    • 05/11/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • University of Tennessee Gardens


    Get your youngest ones gardening with our preschool program. These activities are designed for ages 3-5 with an adult.

    This session will look at compost and explore the life of worms. Participants will also get to transplant some warm season veggies and take a few home to grow.

    Cost: members $6/nonmembers $8 per child. 




          


     


    • 05/11/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville


    Enhance your home-school program with hands-on fun and educational classes. Cost: $6 per student. Pre-pay $25 for all five sessions.


    Flowers They’re pretty, for sure, so let’s learn more about flowers and how they make seeds. We’ll walk through the garden to look for different kinds of flowers and pollinators.                                     
    Wednesday, May 11; 1-3 p.m.

    Cost: $6 per student  

    Series Cost: $25 for all five sessions please register for the entire Spring Series. 



    • 05/20/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 10


    Join us for a fascinating day of geology. Learn how plants become fossilized and check out our living pre-historic trees and rock and gem collection. Campers will make their own plaster of Paris fossil creation to take home. 
    Grands & Me (ages 4-12)

    Cost: Garden member $20/nonmember $25


    • 05/23/2016
    • 05/27/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 16


    Come exercise the right side of your brain as we use the beauty of nature to inspire artistic creativity. Learn to press flowers, weave baskets, create leaf masks, build rock sculptures and let your imagination run free. 

    Lil’ Gardeners (ages 4-5)

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.


    • 05/31/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 19


    Campers will explore the Garden’s new wetland and learn about how wind and rain help the gardens grow. We will look at seed dispersal, how plants use water, and how plants have adapted to survive strong winds.
    Lil' Gardeners (ages 4-5)

    Cost: Garden member $20/nonmember $25
    After Care: Garden member $5/nonmember $10 per day.


    • 06/04/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens


    Join us as we preserve the season's finest culinary herbs. We’ll cover methods for drying, freezing and creating herb infused oils. Participants will take home samples of an artisanal Italian herb blend.  Instructors: UT Kitchen garden manager, Holly Jones and Blount County master gardener and professionally trained culinary artist Rosemarie Cirinna.  Specially selected herbs will be available for purchase after the workshop.                                                                                    
    Cost: $15/member, $20/ nonmember


    • 06/06/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 12


    Beetles, butterflies and bees, oh my! Learn about pollinators and how to attract more to your garden. Go on an insect hunt and help the UT Gardens collect and document specimens. Learn skills to scout and manage exotic invasive insects in your yard.
    Grands & Me (ages 4-12)

    Cost: Garden member $20/nonmember $25


    • 06/07/2016
    • 06/10/2016
    • 4 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 35


    UT Extension and Tennessee Master Gardeners will help the UT Gardens bring this fun-filled week of camp. Campers will grow into gardeners from the ground up. Sow your own seeds to take home. Learn about soils, composting, harvesting, photosynthesis and much more. Garden camp will be a feast for the senses as youth have fun exploring sights, sounds and tastes of the garden as they learn in a hands on environment. 

    Explorers (ages 6-11)

     To register for this camp click here.

    • 06/13/2016
    • 06/17/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 17


    Stems are crucial plant structures which provide support for leaves and flowers as well as protection for the vascular system. This camp will utilize Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) to understand plants and other garden elements. Campers will get to develop and test hypothesis and perform experiments to gain a deeper knowledge about the natural world.

    Teen Thrive (ages 11-13). 
     

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.

    • 06/18/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • University of Tennessee Gardens


    The UT Gardens provides an excellent backdrop to study the effects of climate change in East Tennessee. This symposium will explore several programs designed to engage the general public in monitoring threatened plants and animals. Featured presenter Dr. Joanne Logan will discuss climatology on both a global and local scale. Participants will learn how to strengthen their observation skills through nature journaling and botanic sketching. We hope that participants will be interested in exploring the Gardens and helping us monitor natural changes throughout the year. Monitory programs will include the Great Sunflower Project, Project BudBurst, and Monarch monitoring. This event is suitable for children, parents and educators. Lunch is included in the cost. 

    Saturday, June 18; 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

    Cost: $50 member/ $60 nonmember

    Children under 18 (a parent must attend): $10 member/$15 nonmember

    Registration will open in February.






    • 06/20/2016
    • 06/24/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 13


    Get to know the untamed organisms right outside your door. Mammals, reptiles, insects and more! Each day will focus on a different local plant/animal theme.  Participants will sharpen their observation skills and learn how to build gardens that attract and support wildlife such as butterflies, lizards and songbirds. 
    Lil' Gardeners (ages 4-5)

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.


    • 06/27/2016
    • 07/01/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 10


    Get to know the untamed organisms right outside your door. Mammals, reptiles, insects and more! Each day will focus on a different local plant/animal theme.  Participants will sharpen their observation skills and learn how to build gardens that attract and support wildlife such as butterflies, lizards and songbirds. 
    Explorers (ages 6-10)

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.


    • 07/06/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 12


    Come learn about worms and how they help the garden. First we’ll study different kinds of compost and discover how worms turn food scraps into nutrient rich plant food.  Then campers will create a fully functioning worm-bin to take home.

    Lil' Gardeners
     (ages 4-5)

    Cost: Garden member $20/nonmember $25
    After Care: Garden member $5/nonmember $10 per day.

    • 07/08/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 17


    Birds are chirping, leaves are rustling and nature is calling us to play! Come explore the garden using your sense of sound. Campers will create their own musical instruments and take part in a melodious garden parade. 
    Grands & Me (ages 4-12)

    Cost: Garden member $20/nonmember $25

    • 07/11/2016
    • 07/15/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 15


    Learn to grow, harvest, and prepare fresh fruits and veggies. Campers will gather ingredients from the garden for delicious culinary creations. Build a solar powered oven, cook over a camp fire, and experience food in a whole new way! 

    Lil' Gardeners
     (ages 4-5)

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.


    • 07/18/2016
    • 07/22/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 2


    Learn to grow, harvest, and prepare fresh fruits and veggies. Campers will gather ingredients from the garden for delicious culinary creations. Build a solar powered oven, cook over a camp fire, and experience food in a whole new way! 

    Explorers (ages 6-10)

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.


    • 07/25/2016
    • 07/27/2016
    • 3 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 9

    If you have food allergies, this is an opportunity to attend a food allergy friendly camp at the UT Gardens.  We will spend time learning about plants, exploring the gardens and making new friends. This camp also gives campers a chance to learn about living with food allergies. Campers with and without food allergies are invited to attend. 

    Ages 6-12 (Children under 6 may attend with a parent)
    Cost: Free


    • 07/28/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 17


    Who lives in the garden? Join us as we discover all the animals of the garden and create models of the animals using natural materials. 
    Lil' Gardeners (ages 4-5)

    Cost: Garden member $20/nonmember $25
    After Care: Garden member $5/nonmember $10 per day.

    • 07/29/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 17


    Investigate the scene of a garden crime and deduce “whodunit?” This session will look at plants, insects and animals. Campers will find all the clues and determine who is eating our plants.

    Grands & Me (ages 4-12)

    Cost: Garden member $20/nonmember $25



    • 08/01/2016
    • 08/05/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 13


    Experience chemistry in the great outdoors. From combustion to saponification to germination, chemistry is happening all around us. Campers will conduct safe and exciting experiments and learn about the role of chemistry in everyday life.

    Explorers
     (ages 6-10)

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.

    • 08/08/2016
    • 08/12/2016
    • 5 sessions
    • UT Gardens, Knoxville
    • 18


    Experience chemistry in the great outdoors. From combustion to saponification to germination, chemistry is happening all around us. Campers will conduct safe and exciting experiments and learn about the role of chemistry in everyday life.

    Lil' Gardeners
     (ages 4-5)

    Cost: Garden member $100/nonmember $120
    After Care: Garden member $20/nonmember $25 per week.

    * Camp is from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.

    • 08/13/2016
    • 1 sessions
    • University of Tennessee Gardens


    Join us for this daylong series of classes to learn about natural dying. This symposium is for both the crafter and gardener, as you will learn how to grow plants that produce natural dyes and how to dye natural fiber. Participants will get an opportunity to dye some fibers during the program. Unique textiles and choice plants that produce natural dyes will also be available for sale. All participants will receive one plant and seed to grow your own natural dye at home. Lunch is included.   

    Saturday, August 13; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

    Cost: $50 members/ $60 nonmembers 

    Registration will open in February.






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