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Upcoming Events for Tennessee

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

October

 

October 6-7, Knoxville
Fall Bulb and Plant Sale
Ivan Racheff House and Gardens

Two-day bulb sale offering all kinds of spring bulbs held for over 40 years at the historic Racheff House. New this year is a vendor plant sale on Saturday with perennials, native plants, shrubs, and small trees. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit the Ivan Racheff House and Gardens Facebook page.

 

October 7, Crossville
Composting
UT Gardens-Crossville: Plateau Discovery Gardens

Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil amendments and it is cheap! Bev Beers provides the details. 9-10:30 a.m. Free program. Register at UT PREC office, by phone or email to Jennifer Burns,
931-484-0034, jburns35@utk.edu.



October 7, Memphis
Growers’ Choice Fall Plant Sale
Memphis Botanic Garden

Shop a variety of plants, trees, shrubs, and edibles propagated in our nursery and greenhouse. Also offer a limited selection of annuals to brighten your containers or fall landscape. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.



October 11, Memphis
Brown Bag: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
Memphis Botanic Garden

Professor Duane McKenna presents beetles such as ladybugs, fireflies, weevils, and more from the diversity of beetles and their role in the earth’s ecosystem. Noon-1 p.m. Registration not necessary; bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café in the garden. For more information, call 901-636-4100.



October 12, Kodak
The American Chestnut
Citizens National Bank

Smoky Mountains Chapter of Wild Ones presents Gail and Dick Olson on the present and future recovery of the American chestnut to return to the eastern hardwood forest. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Check their Facebook for up-to-date information.



October 12, Memphis
TEMG Western Regional Meeting
Memphis Area

Workshop highlights include tours of the Memphis Botanic Garden and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact your local extension office or master gardener office for details.



October 12, Memphis
Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
Shelby County Extension Office

Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agent, presents the program. Noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 901-752-1207.



October 13-14, Knoxville
Fall Bulb and Plant Sale
Ivan Racheff House and Gardens

Two-day sale of all kinds of spring bulbs. New addition this year is a vendor plant sale on Saturday for perennials, native plants, shrubs, and small trees to add to your landscape. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit Ivan Racheff House and Gardens Facebook page.



October 14, Knoxville
Composting: Turn Those Falling Leaves into Gold
Cedar Bluff Library

Join master gardeners Marsha Lehman and Stephanie Sayres to learn how to have finished compost by spring. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. For more information, call 865-470-7033.



October 16, Knoxville
Composting: Turn Those Falling Leaves into Gold
Davis Family YMCA

Join master gardeners Marsha Lehman and Stephanie Sayres to learn how to have finished compost by spring. 1-2 p.m. For more information, call 865-777-9622.



October 21, Chattanooga
Children In The Garden
AG Center, Bonny Oaks Drive

Children have a natural curiosity toward gardening and nature. Join Bertha Livingston to learn more. Sponsored by the Education Committee of the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County. 10 a.m. Register in advance. For more information, visit mghc.org.



October 21, Knoxville
Bewitching Bats
UT Gardens

Children and their guardians are invited to dress up in costumes and enjoy food-free trick or treating and bat education. Noon-2 p.m. For more information, visit ag.tennessee.edu/utg.



October 21, Sequatchie
The Science of Fall Colors
Foster Falls Picnic Area, US 41 (Tracy), South Cumberland State Park

Hike and workshop to reveal fall leaf color, leaf architecture, and physiology on a 3-mile roundtrip. Bring sturdy footwear, water, and snacks. 10 a.m. For questions, email todd.crabtree@tn.gov and register at tnstateparks.com/events.



October 22, Knoxville
8th Annual Fall Festival
Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Fall into fun on the LeConte Meadow with the brilliant backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains in fall color. Festival features tasty food, kids’ crafts, hayrides, marshmallow roasting, regional vendors and more. Celebrate the season with us. 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit knoxgarden.org.



October 22, Knoxville
Howloween
UT Gardens

Pooch Parade and Pet Expo is free to attend. Parade pre-registration is $10 per costume entry (can include multiple dogs in one costume). 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit ag.tennessee.edu/utg.



October 22, Knoxville
Family Wildlife Series: Bug-ology 104 (Spiders)
Ijams Nature Center

Join Ijams Naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales for a lighthearted look at crawly critters that live in East Tennessee. We start with a snack and short class and then head outdoors in search of awesome arachnids. 2-4 p.m. Fee $8 for everyone over the age of 2. For more information, visit ijams.org/events.

 

November



November 7, Memphis
The Garden and The Workshop – Working Together for a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table
Memphis Botanic Garden

Memphis Horticulture Society present Julie and Ted Wilson, Suzy Askew and Larry Rains to show garden inspired designs for the table and the men who make it happen. 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Martha Garner at 901-619-8939.



November 9, Knoxville
Tool & Container Maintenance
West Hills Garden Club

Master gardener Joe Pardue will present program. 10-11 a.m. Call Barbara Isenberg, 406-5199 to RSVP and get directions to meeting.



November 11, Knoxville
Terrarium Workshop
UT Gardens

Whether you call it a vivarium, a terrarium, or a dish garden, most find growing your own miniature jungle fun and creative. Derrick Stowell will be the instructor. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $35 for garden members, $45 for non-members. Visit ag.tennesee.edu/utg for location and registration updates.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.