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Upcoming events

    • 08/29/2017
    • 10/17/2017
    • 8 sessions
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 7

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    The Fall Landscape: the best trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals for the autumn season.

    Instructor: Dr. Sue Hamilton, UT Gardens Director
    Tuesday evenings starting August 29.

    Let autumn be one of the most exciting and beautiful times in your landscape. With careful plant selection and planning your landscape can be a blaze of color and drama creating a 'feast for your eyes' that everyone will enjoy. In addition to learning details about choice plants and cultivars, tips on garden design, companion planting, and gardening will be provided. 8 weeks. Tuesday nights. 6:00-8:30. SGH location. Limited to 15 students.

    Cost: $180.00 for members, $220.00 for nonmembers. Save $5 by joining the UT Gardens for $35. 


    • 09/28/2017
    • 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.

    In this homeschool class, we will learn about all of our garden’s helpful pollinators like bees, birds, beetles, butterflies, moths, and one surprise pollinator. September is a particularly perfect month to explore one of our favorite pollinators – monarch butterflies. These orange beauties migrate through our region on the way down south to Mexico where they will spend the winter. After they’ve learned how to identify these creatures and their plant preferences, homeschoolers will embark on a scavenger hunt throughout the garden and even get to create their own Mason bee house. 

    Thursday, September 28th, 2017: 10 a.m - 12 p.m.
    Cost: $8 per child

    • 10/19/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse - 124

    Register for this Event

    Enhance your homeschool program with hands-on fun and educational classes.

    All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or visit http://tiny.utk.edu/gogarden to register online for any event. 

    Putting the Garden to Bed + Fall Seeds 

    This field trip will cover all the basics of how to tuck your garden into bed when the summer is over. Not all plants have to say goodnight though, because together we will discover seeds to use in the cooler months! Students will collect seeds for their very own collection, and create a seed bomb full of various wildflowers to bring home and plant! Come join us for this fall educational adventure! 

    Thursday, October 19, 2017: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Cost: $8 per home school student

    • 10/21/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Bats, raccoons, owls, possums, flying squirrels, and other nocturnal "beasts” come alive at night while we are sleeping. Join us in the Garden for Bewitching Beasts – your chance to learn about and perhaps get to view some of these elusive animals and insects! Children and their parents are invited to dress up in costumes, enjoy food-free trick or treating, and take part in arts and crafts, raffles, and demonstrations throughout the garden. The event is designed to avoid the feared sugar rush and allow those with food allergies to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities. Prepare to be Bewitched!

    Cost: $6 per child (12 and under)

    Tickets are only needed for children. 


    • 11/11/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 49

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    Whether you call it a vivarium a paludarium, a terrarium or a dish garden, most of us agree that growing your own miniature jungle is rewarding and fun. Come create your very own indoor garden to take home. Containers and plants provided.            

    Instructor: Derrick Stowell, HGTV – UT Gardens Education Director     

    Cost: $35/Garden members, $45/nonmembers

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

    • 11/13/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse - 124

    Register for this Event

    Enhance your homeschool program with hands-on fun and educational classes.

    All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or visit http://tiny.utk.edu/gogarden to register online for any event. 

    In this leafy lesson, we will learn about the structure and function of plant leaves, leaf morphology, nomenclature, identification, why they fall and change colors, and ways to collect leaves. We will learn how to save leaves, and incorporate our creative eyes as we create rubbings and prints using leaves collected around the gardens. 

    Monday, November 13, 2017: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $8 per home school student

    • 12/02/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University of Tennessee Gardens - South Greenhouse 124
    • 48

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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

    Register for this Event

    Enhance your homeschool program with hands-on fun and educational classes.

    All programs require preregistration. Contact Derrick Stowell, Director of Education, at dstowell@utk.edu, (865) 974-7151, or visit http://tiny.utk.edu/gogarden to register online for any event. 


    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 propogated 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. 

    Monday, December 11, 2017: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cost: $8 per home school student

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