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California

3/28/09 – 3/29/09, Lafayette
Growing Natives: Celebrating California’s Beauty in Dry Times
http://www.gngt.org/

 

4/4/09, Los Altos Hills
Spring Native Plant Sale
http://www.cnps-scv.org

 

4/18/09, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sacramento
Sacramento Historic Rose Garden Open Garden Event
http://www.oldcitycemetery.com

 

4/26/09, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Third Annual Earth Day Celebration and Garden Dedication
Wildwood Farm Nursery & Sculpture Gardens
10300 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452
http://www.wildwoodmaples.com

 

4/26/09, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Secret Gardens of the East Bay
23rd Annual Garden Tour
http://www.SecretGardenTour.org

 

5/3/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Napa
“Down the Garden Path” Garden Tour
http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu/

 

6/7/09, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sebastopol
Enchanting Sweet Peas Open House
http://www.enchantingsweetpeas.com

 

Connecticut

5/2/09, Cos Cob
48th Annual May Gardeners’ Market
http://www.gecgreenwich.org/

 

 

Delaware

4/24/09, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., 4/25/09, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Newark 
17th Annual UDBG Benefit Plant Sale
http://ag.udel.edu/udbg

 

Georgia

9/16/09 – 9/18/09, Pine Mountain
23rd Annual Southern Gardening Symposium
http://callawaygardens.org/foundation/index.aspx

 

4/17/09 – 4/19/09, Savannah
Savannah Garden Exposition
http://www.savannahgardenexpo.com

Illinois

Garfield Farm Museum
3N016 Garfield Rd. at Route 38
Campton Township, Kane County, Illinois
http://www.garfieldfarm.org/

4/18/09, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prairie Walk

4/26/09, 2:00 p.m.

Beekeeping Lecture

5/3/09, 2:00 p.m.

CSA Farm Lecture

 

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe
847-835-8213
http://www.chicagobotanic.org

3/28/09 – 3/29/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ikenobo Ikebana Society Show

3/29/09, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Midwest Fruit Explorers Grafting Workshop

4/4/09 – 4/5/09, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Sogetsu Ikebana Show

4/5/09
Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Lily Lectures

4/25/09 – 4/26/09, 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
American Daffodil Society Annual Show

5/2/09 – 5/3/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Glenview/North Shore African Violet Society Show & Sale

5/2/09 – 5/3/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Central States Dahlia Society Sale

5/9/09 – 5/10/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
American Rhododendron Society Midwest Chapter Show & Sale

5/16/09 – 5/17/09, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Show & Sale
http://www.midwestbonsai.org

5/23/09 – 5/24/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Northshore Iris & Daylily Society Iris Show & Sale

5/30/09 – 5/31/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Northern Illinois Hosta Society Show & Sale

6/6/09 – 6/7/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sogetsu School of Illinois Ikebana Exhibition

6/13/09 – 6/14/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ikebana International Show

7/11/09 – 7/12/09, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Lily Show

7/18/09 – 7/19/09
Northshore Iris & Daylily Society Daylily Show & Sale
Show: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Sale: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

7/25/09 – 7/26/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cactus & Succulent Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale

8/1/09 – 8/2/09
Bromeliad Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale – Saturday,

8/8/09 – 8/9/09, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Gardeners of the North Shore Show

8/14/09 – 8/16/09, 12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Mid-America Bonsai Show & Sale
http://www.midwestbonsai.org

8/22/09 and 8/23/09, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Garden Clubs of Illinois District Nine Show
http://www.gardenglories.org

9/6/09, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois Rose Society Show & Sale

9/6/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Illinois Mycological Association Show & Sale

9/11/09 – 9/13/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Roadside Flower Sale

9/19/09 – 9/20/09, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Lakeshore African Violet Society Show & Sale

9/26/09 – 9/27/09, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Central States Dahlia Society Show

10/10/09 – 10/11/09, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale

10/12/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
World Association of Flower Arrangers Conference

10/17/09 – 10/18/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Midwest Daffodil Society Bulb Sale

10/17/09 – 10/18/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Lily Bulb Sale

10/17/09 – 10/18/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Midwest Fruit Explorers Show & Sale

 

 

Maine

5/22/09 – 9/18/09  (Every Friday), Belfast
Open Garden Days 2009
http://www.belfastgardenclub.org

 

7/14/09, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Blue Hill
The Art of Gardens
A garden tour with artistic flair
http://www.bluehillgardenclub.com/

 

Massachusetts

4/25/09, Foxboro
Outdoor Living Extravaganza
http://www.provenwinners.com/ce_index.cfm?OutdoorLiving

 

Berkshire Botanical Garden
Intersection Routes 102 & 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/

3/31/09, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Pruning for Fruit Production

3/28/09, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Water Features in Your Garden

4/11/09, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pruning Ornamental Woody Plants

4/25/09, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Transplanting, Planting Trees and Shrubs

4/24/09, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Stone Step Setting

4/25/09, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hardscape – Constructing a Stone Arch

 

4/4/09, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Hyannis
Cape Cod Horticultural Conference
Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Barnstable High School
744 Main Street, Hyannis
(508) 375-6690

 

New Hampshire

4/2/09, 7:00 p.m., Amherst
Lecture, Julie Moir Messervy
Souhegan High School Theatre
412 Boston Post Road
Contact: [email protected], [email protected]

 

 

New York

3/27/09 – 3/29/09, Troy
The Capital District Garden and Flower Show
http://www.gardenandflowershow.com/

 

Pennsylvania

3/1/09 – 3/8/09, Philadelphia
2009 Philadelphia Flower Show
http://www.theflowershow.com/home/index.html

 

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore
610-328-8023
http://www.scottarboretum.org

3/27/09, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Save the Rain! Water Conservation in the Garden

7/17/09, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Woody Plant Conference

 

South Carolina

3/27/09 & 3/28/09, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Charleston
74th Annual Walking Tour of Private Houses & Gardens
http://www.thegardenclubofcharleston.org

 

 

Texas

San Antonio Botanical Garden
http://www.sabot.org
555 Funston Pl., San Antonio

4/18/09

Walk Across Texas and Plant Sale

5/3/09
SAWS Garden Jazz Party and Plant Sale

5/9/09
Kumamoto En Day

5/14/09
Splendor in the Garden Gala

9/5/09 – 9/7/09
Big Bugs Opening Weekend

9/26/09
Gardens by Moonlight

 

Virginia

3/28/09 – 3/29/09, Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Gloucester
59th Annual Daffodil Show
Page Middle School
Rt. 17, Gloucester
(804) 642-2672

 

4/18/09 – 4/25/09, Richmond
Historic Garden Week in Virginia
http://www.vagardenweek.com/

 

4/18/09, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Alexandria
Historic Garden Week Tour
http://www.vagardenweek.org/

 

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp/



6/6/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Lecture: A Flower Arrangers Garden

6/13/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Summer Garden in Virginia

6/13/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Herb Gardening in Containers

6/20/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Casting Concrete Mushrooms

6/27/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
All About Weeds: Let’s Walk and Talk

7/11/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Arranging Cut Flowers from the Garden

7/18/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breaking the Rules

7/25/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Gardening for A Lifetime

8/1/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lecture: Preserving and Drying Your Garden Treasures

8/8/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Building and Using Cold Frames

8/15/09, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Light, Movement and Some Remarkable Annuals

8/29/09, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Begonias Abound

8/29/09, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 8/30/09, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
28th Annual Begonia Show and Sale

 

Wisconsin

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
http://www.olbrich.org/

3/28/09, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
MACSAC Open House

4/4/09, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Gourd Festival

4/11/09, 10:00 a.m. – while supplies last

Spring Pansy Sale

4/11/09, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or while supplies last

Orchid Sale

4/16/09, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Member Pre-sale:  Olbrich’s Leaf Mulch Sale

4/17/09, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.& 4/18/09, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Olbrich’s Leaf Mulch Sale

4/19/09 – 5/7/09, or while supplies last,  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

Load-Your-Own Leaf Mulch Sale

4/23/09 – 5/7/09, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bulk Mulch Thursdays

5/3/09, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dahlia Tuber Sale

5/8/09, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Member Pre-sale:  Olbrich’s Plant Sale with the Pros

5/8/09, 4:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. & 5/9/09, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Sale:  Olbrich’s Plant Sale with the Pros

5/9/09, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sundowners/Crosstown Violet Club Sale

5/16/09 & 5/17/09, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Badger Bonsai Annual Show

5/31/09, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or while supplies last

Hosta Sale

5/31/09, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Iris Show

6/21/09, 12:30  p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Rose Show

 

 

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