We often associate spring with planting, but did you know the best time to plant your hearty landscape plants in Alabama is November-February? Join us for Longleaf Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale Friday, December 3, 10:00am-4:00pm and begin your fall planting! We have a variety of landscape plants, including camellias, trees, shrubs, and more! Looking for a house plant or succulent? Look no further! The Longleaf Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale has something for every plant parent.
Do you have a plant-loving family member or friend? Purchase a Longleaf Botanical Gardens Gift Certificate and give the gift of gardening! Gift Certificates are available for purchase during Third Thursday plant sales 10:00am-5:00pm, Fall Plant Sale, and during museum open hours at Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum.
Join us this November for a special Third Thursday program with Sherry Blanton, Calhoun County Master Gardener and The Southern Gardener in the Anniston Star. Sherry will share informative, interesting, and beautiful gardening books from her personal collection. We will discuss books on subjects such as shade, pollinators, and wildflowers. Additionally, she will feature some amazing and useful garden tools to make our lives in the garden more fun and easier. Attendees will be sure to find something to add to their wish list for friends or have for themselves.
This program is $5 per person and free for members. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
In this succulent and pumpkin workshop, participants will make a unique fall table decoration to take home. A beautiful pumpkin topped with succulents will brighten any Halloween or Thanksgiving display for up to 8 weeks with proper care. Master Gardener Patricia Patty will lead the pumpkin centerpiece creation. Succulents can survive for long periods of time without attention and make excellent house plants during the winter. Succulents are an excellent choice for outside color during the hot Alabama summers. In this workshop, you will use several colorful varieties to top your pumpkin. At the end of the season, you can pot them up for a wonderful container display.
This program is $30 per person; members receive a $5 discount. Succulents and craft supplies will be furnished. Registrants are required to bring their own pumpkin. Pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 24, 2021. The program is limited to 20 people. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
Join us at Longleaf Botanical Gardens for our first Third Thursday apple tasting. October is prime apple season and we love to test and trial different fruit varieties that are available to us. Did you know there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in America? We will look at some of the available apple varieties and learn about their history and uses. Whether you are a Honeycrisp or a Granny Smith guy/gal, come sample and learn about the wonderful array of apples.
This program is $5 per person and free for members. Pre-registration is required. The program is limited to 35 people. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
Pitcher Plant Dissection Workshop
Thursday, September 23, 3:00pm
LBG Rotary Room
Many people are familiar with the Venus fly trap, but the carnivorous canebrake pitcher plant is unique to Alabama. In this workshop, each participant will dissect a pitcher plant, discover how and what it eats, and how it grows. Each participant will also go home with his/her own Venus fly trap and instructions on how to care for it.
Pitcher Plant Dissection Workshop is $20 per person and $15 for members. The program is limited to 25 people. Pre-register for this program by visiting www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
Third Thursday: Tip Toe through the Tropicals
Thursday, September 16, 10:00am and 5:00pm
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
Tour the Tropicals throughout the Anniston Museums and Gardens this Third Thursday! Longleaf Botanical Gardens Director and Urban Extension Agent, Hayes Jackson, will guide visitors through the Courtyard Garden, Tropical Cascade Garden, and Banana Trees as he shares the history of the plants and how the Anniston Museums and Gardens has successfully developed a tropical paradise in Anniston, Alabama.
This program is $5 per person and free for members. Pre-registration is required. Program is offered at 10:00am and 5:00pm. Each program is limited to 20 attendees per tour. To register, visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
Anniston Changers’ 11th consecutive service project is coming to Museums and Gardens! Our volunteers will be pressure washing, doing trail work, picking up litter, sprucing up LaGarde Park, and more from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM on August 21st!
To #Volunteer, please register here: https://rb.gy/img62j
Volunteers will meet in the Anniston Museum of Natural History parking lot located at: 800 Museum Dr, Anniston, AL 36206.
Volunteers should bring any of the following if possible: Pressure Washers, gloves, sunscreen, Weed-Eaters, Gardening Tools, Chainsaws and/or any other equipment that could assist in trail clearing!
Food, drinks, and fellowship will be provided to each and every person who volunteers! As always, you may register to volunteer on our website at: www.AnnistonChangers.com!
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact City PIO, Jackson Hodges, anytime via text or call at: 256-846-2044!
Third Thursday: Watermelon Wingding
Thursday, August 19, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
It’s August in Alabama and all you want is something cold and refreshing. You can’t even get cold water out of the tap this time of the year! So come join us for the WATERMELON WINGDING where LBG staff and volunteers will be serving up a variety of ice cold watermelon from 5-6 P.M. Come see an array of different watermelon varieties and partake in the LBG watermelon taste test. The gardens will be open from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M. The Longleaf Botanical Gardens nursery and greenhouse will also be open for plant sales.
Watermelon Wingding is $5 per person and free for members. The program is limited to 35 people. Pre-register for this program by visiting www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766.
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Longleaf Botanical Gardens is open to the public the Third Thursday of the month for self-guided garden tours and plants sales at the greenhouses from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Practice propagation with us in June’s Third Thursday in the Gardens! In this program, guests will focus on simple plant propagation with hydrangea cuttings, including when to take cuttings and how to care for them. Attendees will see a simple and easy method of rooting hydrangea cuttings in a plastic bag functioning as a mini-greenhouse. We will provide recycled bags, cuttings, and soil. Make plans to joins for this great program!