Western Region Mg workshop

  • October 12, 2017
  • 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

Western Region Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Workshop 

Hosted by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners Association

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Memphis Botanic Garden

             750 Cherry Road,

                Memphis, TN, 38117


Enjoy a beautiful fall day in Memphis with the opportunity to visit both the Memphis Botanic Garden and the Dixon Garden and Gallery. 

In addition to tours of both gardens, breakout and keynote sessions by Greg Touliatos and Jim Crowder (MBG), there will be the opportunity to network with MGs from the region and even purchase plants at the MBG nursery.

Paper registration form attached and online (credit card) registration available at:



Schedule (Central Time):

7:30 - 8:15 – Registration (MBG)

8:15 – 8:20 – Welcome (Dr. Cooper, Ginny Fletcher, James Pritchard)

8:20 - 9:00- Leadership Pres. (Melody Rose)

9:00 - 9:50- Provide a Show in your Garden in Fall and Winter- Greg Touliatos, Urban Earth

10:00 - 10:50- Breakout Session 1

11:00 - 11:50- Breakout Session 2

12:00 - 12:30- Lunch

12:30 - 1:15- Keynote- Jim Crowder, MBG

1:15 - 2:15- Memphis Botanic Garden tour

2:30 - 3:30- Dixon tour

3:30 – 5:00 MBG nursery open for plant sale

Memphis Botanic Garden- Visit 96 beautiful acres of the MBG that features 29 different theme gardens. From deserts, to roses, irises, hostas and hydrangeas, the MBG has a horticultural experience for all types.

In addition to using the facilities for sessions, a guided tour will be a part of the afternoon.  https://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/assets/1687/mbg_interactive_map.pdf

Dixon Garden and Gallery- This 17 acre wooded site was the home of Hugo and Margaret Dixon, and has been open to the public since 1976. It boasts a level 4 arboretum as well as a cutting garden and horticultural complex.

The residence houses the permanent collection of French Impressionist artwork as well as other exhibits.     http://www.dixon.org/

All information is also listed on the front page of the TEMG website:https://extension.tennessee.edu/MasterGardener/Pages/default.aspx

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