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Events

Upcoming Events!

12

february

Succulent 101 (Make & Take)

sunday, February 12 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Learn all about succulents with our Garden Designer, Lee Witty! Participants will learn how to make new succulent planters and how to revive old ones in this fun make & take class.

Potting mix, succulents, and bonsai-style pot provided by BGO. All participants will take home their pot planted full of beautiful succulents.

$55/members or $65/nonmembers  

14

february

Vertical Succulent (Make & Take)

tuesday, February 14 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Bring your Valentine to a special make and take workshop celebrating love (and plants)! Each couple will enjoy refreshments while working together to create a lovely piece of living art to take home! 

Our Garden Designer, Lee Witty, will show you how fun and easy it is to make these heart themed succulent wall hangings, while Director of Philanthropy and Member Services,  John Berry serves wine, sparkling water and beer accompanied by cheese, meats, and tasty sweets!

One ticket to this event covers the cost of refreshments and all materials necessary for two participants to collaborate on a single project. Space is limited.

$115/members or $130/nonmembers  

18

february

Inaugural Mardi Gras in the Garden District

Saturday, February 18 | 5:30 – 9:00 PM

The Krewe of Hortus invites you to our Inaugural “Mardi Gras in the Garden District” for a night of fun, food, and libations – complete with card games, prize drawings, music, and more! Prizes include a trip to NOLA for two, a private dinner cooked by Maudie Schmitt of Cafe Rue Orleans, and a special “Brunch & Bubbles” experience at Ella’s Table at the Inn at Carnall Hall. 

Your ticket includes a Cajun-inspired buffet dinner, adult beverages and sparkling waters, and $500 in playing money!

$125

19

february

Vegetable Gardening Class

SUNDAY, February 19 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Want to start a vegetable garden but not sure where to start?

Join Berni Kurz, Director of Horticulture, for an informative class on how to create a new vegetable garden. This is a great class for beginners, as well as an opportunity to troubleshoot and get your questions answered.

FREE/members or $15/nonmembers  

23

february

Hydroponics

THURSDAY, February 23 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

With Daniel Dozier of GSS Group and Joseph Chidiac

Learn about Hydronic Crop Production, including its history, the forms it can take, how it mimics nature, and why its used. In addition, we will dive deeper into system design and methods, learn how to formulate fertilizrs, and maintain healthy systems with beautiful plants. Ready-made hydroponic systems will be available for purchase.

All attendees will go home with a free plant grown using hydroponics!

$20/members or $30/nonmembers  

25

february

Basic Orchid Class

SATURDAY, February 25 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Learn the basics about types of orchids and orchid care from the experts at the Orchid Society. This class will cover the essentials of orchid care for the beginning orchid grower – how, when, and what to use to repot an orchid, how to water, and the basics of light, temperature, and fertilizer for the orchids most often grown in homes. There will also be “live” repotting demos.

Everyone who attends this class will get a $5 coupon to the Orchid Show & Sale on March 3-5, 2023.

FREE/members or $15/nonmembers

25

february

Advanced Orchid Class

SATURDAY, February 25 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM

This class builds on the Basic Orchid Care class and takes a deeper dive into orchid care. It covers a variety of different mediums you can use to grow orchids, and goes into more detail about water quality, light quality, and fertilizer. It also covers growing orchids under artificial light as well as pest management and how to recognize what’s wrong with a plant that isn’t doing well.

Everyone who attends this class will get a $5 coupon to the Orchid Show & Sale on March 3-5, 2023.

FREE/members or $15/nonmembers

3

MARCH

Orchid Show & Sale

friday, march 3 | 5:00 – 7:30 PM | Members-onlY

Join us for our annual Orchid Show & Sale put on by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks! This special exhibit will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges.

On Friday, BGO Members will have the first opportunity to purchase orchids and view the entries from this year’s competition. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public.

Everyone who attends the Basic or Advanced Orchid Classes on February 25th will get a $5 coupon to the Orchid Show & Sale!

$15/adult members or $20/adult nonmembers

$5/ages 4-12 members or 7.50/ages 4-12 nonmembers

$0/ages 3 & under

4

MARCH

Orchid Show & Sale

SATURDAY, march 4 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | open to public

Join us for our annual Orchid Show & Sale put on by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks! This special exhibit will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges.

On Friday, BGO Members will have the first opportunity to purchase orchids and view the entries from this year’s competition. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public.

Everyone who attends the Basic or Advanced Orchid Classes on February 25th will get a $5 coupon to the Orchid Show & Sale!

$15/adult members or $20/adult nonmembers

$5/ages 4-12 members or 7.50/ages 4-12 nonmembers

$0/ages 3 & under

5

MARCH

Orchid Show & Sale

sunday, march 5 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM | open to public

Join us for our annual Orchid Show & Sale put on by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks! This special exhibit will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges.

On Friday, BGO Members will have the first opportunity to purchase orchids and view the entries from this year’s competition. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public.

Everyone who attends the Basic or Advanced Orchid Classes on February 25th will get a $5 coupon to the Orchid Show & Sale!

$15/adult members or $20/adult nonmembers

$5/ages 4-12 members or 7.50/ages 4-12 nonmembers

$0/ages 3 & under

7

march

Espalier Tree Fruit Class

tuesday, march 7 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

The espalier tree fruit class will be taught by Guy Ames and Berni Kurz. Espalier is fundamentally a formal training style for fruit trees but because the basic materials are living woody trees, there are almost as many patterns and forms as there are espalier plants. The form a gardener chooses can be as rigid and formal or as whimsical and fantastical as you wish. The bonus is that you can greatly improve the quality of your fruit harvest and your landscape by training fruit trees to grow in flat forms. You will learn what fruit trees and varieties work best with this gardening technique and the does and don’ts. In depth espalier concepts will be discussed with hands-on demonstration in the garden on a Arkansas Black apple tree. You will walk away with a good understanding of what it takes to establish your own backyard espaliered fruit tree.

$15/members or $25/nonmembers

8

march

Little Sprouts Pop-Up: St. Patrick’s Day 

wednesday, march 8 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM

FREE/members or price of admission/nonmembers

12

march

Green Roof Design Workshop

sunday, march 12 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Join us in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to design and build a green roof. Lee Porter of Ozark Green Roofs will be walking us through the basics of designing and installing a green roof. We will discuss factors such as plants, materials, and installation details. 

$15/members or $25/nonmembers

16

march

Backyard Mushroom Growing

thursday, march 16 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Come out and learn how to grow mushrooms in your own backyard with Palace Mushrooms, a small mushroom farm focused on education and cultivation of local mushroom strains. At Backyard Mushroom Growing, you’ll learn three low tech methods to grow your own oyster, shiitake, and wine cap mushrooms!

Grow kits, spawn, and fresh mushrooms will all be available for purchase after class.

$15/members or $25/nonmembers

21

march

How to Grow a Strawberry Bed

tuesday, march 21 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Come learn how to grow strawberries with us! Strawberries are the most popular small fruit grown in home gardens for many reasons. This class discussion will help you decide what variety is best for your needs and give you an understanding of the cultural requirements that strawberries need to produce the tastiest berries.

All participants will go home with a bundle of strawberry bare roots to start their own garden!

$25/members or $35/nonmembers

26

march

Herb Window Garden (Make & Take)

sunday, march 26 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Our Director of Horticulture, Berni Kurz, will teach us about growing herbs!

Each guest will transplant herbs into a window planter for their home indoor window garden. Guests will also be served infused water and will receive recipes to utilize the herbs they will grow.

$50/members or $60/nonmembers

26

march

Spring Forest Therapy Adventure

sunday, march 26 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Celebrate the arrival of Spring and experience the seasonal changes in the Garden with an afternoon of “Forest Bathing.” “Forest Bathing” or Forest Therapy, is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, a holistic practice which uses immersion in natural environments to enhance health and wellness.

Join Forest Therapy Guide Emmie Brenzel, for a slow wander in the gardens using interactive invitations to connect with your senses and awaken your imagination. There will be opportunities for silence, observation, and listening, interspersed with optional group sharing. This garden adventure concludes with a closing tea ceremony.

$20/members or $30/nonmembers

29

march

Winter Pruning Class

wednesday, march 29 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Come to the garden and join Berni for a hands-on pruning class. Guests will not only learn about pruning trees in winter but we will also walk around the garden to see trees that need pruning and doing some pruning.

$15/members or $25/nonmembers

1

april

Birds & Beverages

saturday, april 1 | 3:30 – 6:30 PM

Socialize, learn something new, and have fun at this special event with North Song Wild Bird Rehabilitation and Wild Birds Unlimited for a very special event!

Registration includes 3 drink tickets of your choice. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks available.

$35/members or $45/nonmembers

12

april

Little Sprouts Pop-Up: Welcome Spring

wednesday, APRIL 12 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM

FREE/members or price of admission/nonmembers

18

april

Butterfly Gardening

tuesday, april 18 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Butterfly Gardening is more than just planting pretty flowers! By gardening for butterflies, we help to improve the environment in a variety of ways. In this class our Butterfly House Mentor, Kitty Sanders, will discuss the basics of developing a butterfly garden. The class will include what host and nectar plants you need, tips on design, as well as the native butterfly species which may be drawn to your garden.

FREE/members, volunteers, & Butterfly Nannies or $15/nonmembers

21

april

Greener Earth Field Trips

friday, april 21 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM OR 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Each spring students celebrate Earth Day at the Garden with activities exploring conservation and Earth stewardship.

Registration is required.

$80/per class

*For schools & students only*

21

april

Full Moon Forest Therapy Adventure

thursday, may 4 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Enjoy the Botanical Gardens and the celestial skyline while experiencing “Forest Bathing” under the energy of the “Flower” Full Moon. “Forest Bathing” or Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, a holistic practice which uses immersion in natural environments to enhance health and wellness.

Join Forest Therapy Guide Emmie Brenzel, for a slow wander in the gardens during the evening twilight and moonrise. Participants will be guided using invitations to connect with their senses and awaken their imaginations. There will be opportunities for silence, observation, and listening, interspersed with optional group sharing. This garden adventure concludes with a closing tea ceremony.

$20/member or $20/nonmembers

12 - 16

june

Nature & Creativity Camp

Monday, june 12 – friday, june 16 | 8:00 – 11:30 AM

Get outside and explore the natural world while having fun creating unique art. This will be a hands-on learning experience like none other. 

For ages 7 – 9 yrs. old

Prices coming soon!

6

july

Garden Magic: A Single Day Camp

thursday, july 6 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Ignite your fantastical imagination while learning about the magical creatures in nature. Build a take-home enchanting sanctuary for your own favorite magical creature, be that bug, slug, or merry fairy.

For ages 5 – 8 yrs. old

Prices coming soon!

7

july

Garden Magic: A Single Day Camp

Friday, july 7 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Ignite your fantastical imagination while learning about the magical creatures in nature. Build a take-home enchanting sanctuary for your own favorite magical creature, be that bug, slug, or merry fairy.

For ages 5 – 8 yrs. old

Prices coming soon!