Classes in the Garden

In-person classes start July 19th.  See the schedule and class descriptions below.

To register for a class please contact

       Jennifer Burns

        jburns35@utk.edu

        931-484-3201

Monday, July 19th from 9:00 to 11:00

Native Plants for Erosion Control (taught by Bill Morgan)

Discussion by Bill Morgan of the Obed Watershed Community Association on the use of attractive plants to create appropriate landscaping for homeowners who have property at water edges, lakes, ponds, streams, rivers or wetlands.

Thursday, July 29 from 10:00 to 12:00

Seed Saving (taught by Jewell Wilhoite)

Class Limit: 20

Class will be held in the pavilion located at the end of the gardens. Learn how to collect and save seeds from a variety of flowering plants.

Participants are invited to bring an unopened packet of flowering seeds--no older than 2019--to take part in a seed exchange. No vegetables. That's a class with a different focus.

 

Saturday, August 7th from 9:00 to 11:00

Kids Rock Painting (taught by Rhoda Hiller)

Class Limit: 25 children

Learn how to paint nature inspired art on a rock. Paint a rock to give as a gift or to decorate your garden. Wear something you don’t mind getting paint on; we will be painting with acrylic. Rocks and materials are provided.

 

Monday, August 9th from 9:00 to 11:00

Invasive Plants (taught by Bill Morgan)

This presentation by Bill Morgan of the Obed Watershed Community Association will introduce you to invasive plants and discuss why they should not be included in landscape.

 

Date TBD

Tree Identification (taught by Sid Morgan)

Class Limit: 24

Guided walk through the woody area near the Gardens to identify and discuss native trees common in this area. The date is dependent upon Mother Nature. Dress appropriately for weather and hiking.

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“Thursday Morning Timely Topics”. 


For several weeks in 2021, Gregg Upchurch hosted a Zoom session where he addressed current horticultural / landscape topics to assist homeowners with their landscape, lawns, gardens and orchards. 

Most of those Zoom sessions were recorded and can now be viewed on YouTube.  Click on the button below to go to that YouTube channel.

 

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