It’s not too early to plan your garden with help from these events:
Winter Woodland Tree ID. Wednesdays Feb. 12 and 19 1-3 p.m. Join Arborist Bo Kelley and Tree Team volunteer Linnea West for an excursion into the Woodland Trails of Memphis Botanic Garden. Participants will learn to identify native trees. Register for one or both classes. Clipboard or notebook suggested. Register early, walks limited to the first 15. Free with garden admission. Call 636-4128 for more information or to register.
Grass to Trees and In Between: Feb. 15 9 -noon. Basic gardening program co-hosted by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners and the Memphis Botanic Garden. Speakers’ focus will be on how to ensure success in your own yard and selecting plants that do well in our growing conditions. $5 MBG members and Master Gardeners with badge, $10 general public. Call 636-4100 for more information
Best New Plants for Your Garden this Spring: Sat. Feb. 15, 1-2 p.m. Free. Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St.
Fantastical Fairy Houses: Feb. 16. 1-4 p.m. Memphis Botanic Garden. Make your own fairy house for your garden. Becky Zee will teach you the basics of ceramic work (pinch pot and slab construction) and then will move on to proper techniques for adding detail. Children age 10 and up welcome with parent. Creations will be fired off site to be picked up at MBG 2 weeks after class. Call 636-4128 to register by Feb. 12, $55. MBG members/$65 for non-members.
Spring Wreath Making Workshop: Sat. Feb. 29. 1-2 p.m. Event Hosted by Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St. All materials provided but this is a paid workshop. The fee is $75. Contact Lisa Lawhead at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323.0031 for more details and to sign up. Space is limited.
Pruning Trees and Shrubs with Robin Howell: Sat. Feb. 29 9-noon. Class will begin with indoor instruction from Memphis Botanic Gardens’ curator of the Japanese and Asian gardens, with the 2nd half outdoors with standing and walking. This class will cover tools, timing and techniques. Dress for the weather. Optional: bring your own pruning tools to practice what you have learned. Class size limited to 20; register early. Call 636-4128 for more information or to register by Feb. 26 at noon. $10 MBG members/$20 nonmembers).