For Immmediate Release — September 28, 2010
October Events at the UT Gardens
From flower arranging to garden exploration, the UT Gardens has educational classes and workshops for the whole family.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Come celebrate East Tennessee’s beautiful fall weather with the UT Gardens Knoxville this October. From flower arranging to garden exploration, the UT Gardens has educational classes and workshops for the whole family.
October 2 – Flower Arrangement of the Month: Pumpkin Patch (10 – 11:30 a.m.)
The UT Gardens Knoxville and the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum bring you the October session of this monthly flower arrangement workshop series. Join us to make a striking arrangement of fresh flowers and fall accents designed in a real pumpkin.
October 2 – Basics of Pruning (10 – 11:30 a.m.)
Spend a morning learning all the right cuts with the UT Gardens’ student horticulturist and arborist Joe Cope, who will be discussing basic pruning techniques and identifying which woody plants to prune and which not to prune from your landscape.
October 18 – Fall Garden Showcase (5:30 – 7 p.m.)
Enjoy a personal tour of the Gardens with Dr. Susan Hamilton, director of the UT Gardens. During this informative evening stroll, Dr. Hamilton will highlight some of the best plants for fall color, show how to incorporate them into your garden and give tips on preparing your garden for winter.
Child/Young adult classes:
October 2 – Grandkids Growing: Fall is Fun! (2 – 4 p.m.)
Fall is one of the best seasons to share with your grandchild. This workshop, designed for a grandparent and grandchild, ages 5 to 8, will explore how and why trees change in the fall.
October 15 – Learn to Arrange Flowers (2 – 4 p.m.)
In this workshop, young adults ages 13 to 18 will learn how to combine color, texture, balance and composition while working with a variety of fresh flowers and greens.
October 15 or October 16 – Garden Sprouts: Pumpkins (10 – 11:30 a.m.)
Preschool children, ages 3 to 5, will discover how little seeds turn into great, big pumpkins. Garden Sprouts will enjoy a pumpkin story, decorate a pumpkin and have a pumpkin snack.
October 16 – Garden Buds: Garden Giants (2 – 4 p.m.)
Fee, fie, fo fum … giants in the garden? Children ages 6 to 9 should be ready to look around to find the biggest frog, the largest leaf and other garden giants.
Preregistration is required for all classes. Please contact Emily Smith, education coordinator, at 974-7151, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
For pricing and more information about UT Gardens Educational Classes and Workshops, visit http://utgardens.tennessee.edu.
The University of Tennessee Gardens, located in Knoxville and Jackson, are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Their mission is to foster appreciation, education and stewardship of plants through garden displays, collections, educational programs and research trials. Some 4,000 annuals, perennials, herbs, tropicals, trees, shrubs, vegetables and ornamental grasses are evaluated each year. Both gardens are Tennessee Certified Arboreta and American Conifer Society Reference Gardens. The Gardens are open during all seasons and are free to the public.
Erica Jenkins, UTIA Marketing and Communications, email@example.com, 865-974-7141
Emily Smith, UT Gardens special events and education coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-974-7151
Sue Hamilton, UT Gardens director, email@example.com, 865-974-7324