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Tucson Botanical Gardens – Butterly Magic Exhibit (Tucson, AZ)

As southern Arizona’s first and only tropical butterfly exhibit, we are honored to have set the standard for how these amazing species can and should be displayed. Butterfly Magic’s ability to constantly change and evolve has kept it a staple of Tucson that can be revisited time and time again. It has truly been a magical 20 years, and we look forward to 20 more!

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University of Washington Botanic Gardens Master Pruner Series (Virtual)

UW Botanic Gardens is hosting a Master Pruner Series designed for those who work and are interested in landscape maintenance. Each virtual lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results. The series runs every Thursday for 6 weeks, February 1st-March 7th 2024, with 2 lectures on each Thursday at 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-2:30pm. Participants can sign up for individual classes or the entire 12 class series. Professional credits APLD-2, CPH-2, ecoPRO-2, ISA-2, NALP/WALP-2 are available for each 2-hour lecture.

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Plant Amnesty/Prohort Master Pruner Series for Professionals

The Master Pruner series includes 12 virtual sessions, each one covers a specific topic in pruning including rose, fruit tree, conifer, and rehabilitative pruning. The winter series will run on Thursdays, February 1 – March 7th from 9:30-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm PST. Each virtual session is 2-hours long and costs $30. You can get a discounted rate by signing up for the full series.

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Cincinnati Home + Garden Show at Duke Energy Convention Center

Marketplace Events is offering AHS members a 2-for-1 ticket special to 13 home and garden shows across the nation. Seek helpful advice, solutions and new products for your next garden or landscaping project. Get ready to be inspired! AHS members must login to their account homepage to get the promo code for your discounted tickets.

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Bringing the Tropics to the Midwest: A Look Inside the Thai Garden (Madison, WI)

A tropical effect can be achieved in Wisconsin using both tropical plants and Midwest natives. Join us to discuss how the Thai Garden gets this look and feel, plants that work well in various roles, techniques to use tropicals at home, and Wisconsin plants that fit the bill.

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PA Home + Garden Show at PA Farm Show Complex

Marketplace Events is offering AHS members a 2-for-1 ticket special to 13 home and garden shows across the nation. Seek helpful advice, solutions and new products for your next garden or landscaping project. Get ready to be inspired! AHS members must login to their account homepage to get the promo code for your discounted tickets.

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Maryland Home + Garden Show at Maryland State Fairgrounds

Marketplace Events is offering AHS members a 2-for-1 ticket special to 13 home and garden shows across the nation. Seek helpful advice, solutions and new products for your next garden or landscaping project. Get ready to be inspired! AHS members must login to their account homepage to get the promo code for your discounted tickets. The AHS will present Environmental Awards at this event.

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2024 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Now in its 195th year, the award-winning PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is a one-of-a-kind marquee event known the globe over for its exquisite and immersive floral exhibits, world-class plant competitions, family-friendly activities, educational offerings, and shopping. The AHS will present Environmental Awards at this event.

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Maryland Spring Home & Garden + Craft Show (Lutherville-Timonium, MD)

Mart your calendars! The Maryland Spring Home & Garden + Craft show will be in March of 2024 at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

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Family Bird Walk (Claremont, CA)

These free family-friendly walks will lead you through the beautiful, winding trails of California Botanic Garden showing how you can spot and identify your local bird life. Meet Pomona Valley Audubon Society hosts at the Garden entrance at 8:00 a.m. for free admission. This family-friendly bird walk is approximately 2 hours long and is perfect for beginners and experienced birders alike. No binoculars? No worries! Loaner binoculars are available (limited number so first come first served.) You will receive instructions on their use as well.

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Natural Dyeing with Local Plants: Eco Printing (Claremont, CA)

Learn to create colorful, unique prints on fabric with local dye plants in this workshop led by artist and naturalist Erin Berkowitz of Berbo Studio. You’ll leave with your own unique fabric print created in class, and with the knowledge and techniques to repeat the process on your own at home.

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The Davidson Horticultural Symposium (Davidson, NC)

How do we meet the challenge of a changing climate? How do we build a sustainable environment in our gardens that nurtures our plants, small animal life, and our souls? In this new world, what does it mean to match the right plant to the right location? Please join us as we explore these issues posed by a changing world at our next symposium.

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Recycling Garden Debris: Functional and Funky Ways to Conserve Organic Matter for a Healthier Garden (Madison, WI)

Recycling your own garden debris – fallen leaves, logs and branches, and overwintered perennial clippings – is foundational to nurturing a healthy garden ecosystem. Just in time to plan for your spring garden cleanup, join us to learn easy and attractive ways to save and re-incorporate your garden’s precious organic matter!

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The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (Santa Barbara, CA)

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, one of the oldest, biggest, and most esteemed orchid exhibits in the country, is themed “Orchids: Gems of Nature”, taking place March 8th to 10th, 2024, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, California. All are invited to marvel at the displays in the Exhibit Pavilion, browse the Art Show, delight in the floral arrangements, learn from the potting demonstrations, and buy an orchid to take home from the Vendor Hall.

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Salt Lake Home + Garden Show at Mountain America Expo Center

Marketplace Events is offering AHS members a 2-for-1 ticket special to 13 home and garden shows across the nation. Seek helpful advice, solutions and new products for your next garden or landscaping project. Get ready to be inspired! AHS members must login to their account homepage to get the promo code for your discounted tickets.

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Magnolia Study Day at JC Raulston Arboretum (Raleigh, NC)

Venture into the World of Magnolias with the Magnolia Society International and the JC Raulston Arboretum as we come together to share our passion for the beauty of these exquisite blooms! This symposium is for the magnolia-curious and the magnolia-obsessed alike. With a guided tour of the Magnolia collection at the JC Raulston Arboretum as well as talks highlighting selections of the best deciduous and evergreen magnolia species and the breeding work paving the way for the future of the genus.

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Indiana Flower + Patio Show at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall + West Pavilion

Marketplace Events is offering AHS members a 2-for-1 ticket special to 13 home and garden shows across the nation. Seek helpful advice, solutions and new products for your next garden or landscaping project. Get ready to be inspired! AHS members must login to their account homepage to get the promo code for your discounted tickets.

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The John Fairey Garden Budding Out Plant Sale & Festival (Hempstead, TX)

Join The John Fairey Garden on Saturday, March 16th, for our third annual Budding Out Plant Sale & Festival, a premier spring event that offers rare and hard to find plants from The John Fairey Garden Nursery and other select plant vendors from the region. We will offer rare plants suitable for the most discerning plant collector or distinctive plants for the beginning gardener. Additional offerings will include art, ceramics, jewelry, food, music, and presentations. Admission is $5 for Garden members, $10 for non-members. Children under 12 are free. Gates open at 8 am. Members entry 9am - 4 pm (Memberships available on day of event). General Public entry 10 am - 4 pm.

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Daring & Delicious: Tropical Edibles for the Temperate Garden (Madison, WI)

Ginger, Hibiscus, Taro, Turmeric…Whether you harvest the stem, leaf, root, or flower, adding tropical edibles to the garden allows the temperate gardener-cook to work with the freshest flavors possible in an adventurous kitchen. Join gardening columnist Marianne Willburn to learn which tropical and subtropical plants make the most of a temperate climate, and how they can revolutionize your garden and your table.

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Sonoma Botanical Garden’s Ribbit Exhibit (Glen Ellen, CA)

Sonoma Botanical Garden leaps into spring with Ribbit Exhibit, a whimsical, family-friendly presentation of more than 20 larger-than-life frog characters placed in vignettes throughout the Garden. Each with their own name and story, the enchanting human-sized sculptures by artist Andy Cobb include Zenny meditating on a leaf on the Garden’s Pond, Bentley and his tortoise friend Tortuga ambling along the California Oaks Trail, dapper Floyd and his elegant partner Grace cutting the rug amongst the flowers, and many others.

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Fine Gardening Institute at Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge, MA)

This comprehensive program’s theme is How to Design, Plant, and Care for a Low-Maintenance, High-Impact, Pollinator-Friendly Flower Garden. The class will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This daylong program covers key components for designing a garden that provides maximum enjoyment (for you and pollinators) with minimal input - maintenance, pest control, water, and fertilizer. The class is ideal for those looking to create a new garden or tweak/revamp an existing one. Program led by award-winning educator, Kerry Ann Mendez. The registration fee is $110 for Berkshire Botanical Garden members /$130 for non-members. This includes extensive handouts and gardening catalogs; lunch; class gift; refreshments; door prizes; a CEU form for Master Gardeners and green industry professionals; plus free admission to the botanical garden on that weekend. Discounted hotel rates available while rooms are available.

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Mesilla Valley Irish Show (Las Cruces, NM)

The Mesilla Valley Iris Society has an Annual AIS sponsored show each year in mid-late April usually at the Mesilla Valley Mall near the theater. Over 100 irises are brought in by members as well as the public to be judged by trained judges of the American Iris Society.

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Raulston Blooms! and Plant Sale, A Garden Festival for All Ages (Raleigh, NC)

Come kick off the spring season at Raulston Blooms! The garden will be packed with nature inspired activities, a makers market, food trucks and outdoor fun for everyone to enjoy. Shop the spring plant sale. View the birdhouse competition entries. Listen to gardening talks to inspire your spring garden. There is something for everyone!

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30th Annual Gardeners’ Garden Tour (Charlotte, NC)

Wing Haven and Private Area Gardens, Charlotte, NC, Saturday April 27 & Sunday, April 28. Join us for the 30th annual Gardeners' Garden Tour. Our tour features private area gardens as well as open visitation both days at Wing Haven's three public gardens: Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary, SEED Wildlife & Children's Garden, and the Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden. Come be inspired! Title Sponsor Blackhawk Garden Center Garden Tour Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets in advance and save!

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2024 Columbus African Violet Society Show and Sale

The Columbus African Violet Society will be hosting its annual show and sale of African violets and gesneriads. "African Violets are Like Diamonds in a Pot!" is the theme for this year's show. The show will be held at Beechwold Christian Church, 280 Morse Road, Columbus, OH on Friday, May 3, noon - 5 pm and Saturday, May 4, 10 am -4 pm. The event is free. Any inquiries should be sent to Lori Hilfer, email lphilfer@gmail.com.

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Ladew Topiary Garden’s Garden Festival (Monkton, MD)

Now in its 16th year, Ladew’s annual Garden Festival has become the most anticipated specialty plant, garden ornaments, and antiques sale in the region. Shop from a curated collection of 40 exclusive vendors from across the eastern seaboard offering hard to find perennials, specialty annuals, unique small trees, unusual exotics, container specialties, decorative garden furniture, urns, and architectural treasures.

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Enchanted Vista Iris Society Annual Iris Show “An Iris Holiday” (Rio Rancho, NM)

Enchanted Vista Iris Society Annual Iris Show "An Iris Holiday”, will be on Saturday, May 4, 2024, Sabana Grande Recreation Center, 4110 Sabana Grande Avenue, SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Entries include the horticulture division, artistic designs (flower arrangements, must include irises), educational displays, and iris photography division. Entries in all divisions are open to public participation with entries taken from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Containers for the horticulture division is provided by the society. Judging follows from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The show will be open to the public 1:00 – 4:00 PM. No entry fee. For further information please call Robin Kishbaugh at (505) 550-9352.

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Virginia Beach Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale (Virginia Beach, VA)

The sale offers thousands of plants grown by Virginia Beach Master Gardeners in their own gardens or from seeds or cuttings. Featuring a wide selection of plants, the sale has something for all gardens – plants for sun, shade, or something in between - annuals, perennials, native and pollinator plants, vegetables, herbs, tropicals and houseplants, trees, and shrubs.

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Oregon Garden – Digging in the Dirt (Silverton, OR)

Each year, The Oregon Garden’s horticulture staff grows tens of thousands of annuals to be enjoyed by our visitors! Help us kick off the spring planting season and leave your mark on the Garden when you spend the morning planting annuals with us. Your work is rewarded with a bottomless mimosa bar, brunch buffet, live music and a bag full of goodies to take home!

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Hamilton County Master Gardeners Association’s 25th Annual Plant Sale (Noblesville, IN)

Hamilton County Master Gardeners Association is hosting the annual plant sale at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville, IN. Included are iris dug as purchased at the iris bed on the fairgrounds.

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Virginia Tech Agricultural Research and Extension Center Garden Open House (Virginia Beach, VA)

Join us at Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center to explore 28 different gardens and arboretums.

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Enchanted Vista Iris Society Rhizome Sale (Rio Rancho, NM)

The sale is open to the public 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Potted Iris at $7.00 each and iris rhizomes $2 to $7 will be available. These are irises that are locally grown by club members. The irises are cleaned and marked. Club members will be available to answer questions.

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Mesilla Valley Iris Society Rhizome Sale (Las Cruces, NM)

Sale is happening this year Sept 7-8 at the Mesilla Valley Mall near the theater, during mall hours. Irises are very showy flowers that bloom in the spring and come in a multitude of colors and patterns. All sales have pictures showing what each iris looks like and club members are available to answer questions.

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