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UT Gardens, Jackson Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lecture with Dr. Michael Dirr
October 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The UT Gardens, Jackson Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lectures will be Thursday, October 3, 2019. We are thrilled to announce that horticultural icon Dr. Michael Dirr will be the featured speaker. Dirr, professor emeritus with the University of Georgia, is considered one of the leading experts on woody plants. He will speak before and after the plant sale. The schedule for the day is as follows:
- 1:30pm – Dr. Michael Dirr Lecture
- 3:00-6:30pm – Plant Sale
shoppers will find an array of plants ideal for this region, including trees and shrubs, some of which were developed by Dirr. A wide selection of pansies and other plants for fall and winter interest will also be available. UT Gardens’ staff and local Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer plant questions.
- 6:30pm – Master Gardener Meeting and Dr. Michael Dirr Lecture
After the sale closes at 6:30 p.m., all guests are invited to attend the Madison County Master Gardeners’ meeting and potluck meal where Dirr will share more of his gardening stories and insights. Shoppers who plan to stay for the Master Gardeners’ meeting are asked to bring a dish to share for the meal. Drinks will be provided. The lectures are sponsored by the Madison County Master Gardeners.
Admission is free and open to the public.
With a $35 membership, you can become a Friend of the UT Gardens at the plant sale. Your membership helps support many of the activities and ornamental research taking place at the UT Gardens, Jackson. For more information and benefits on becoming a Friend go to https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/members.aspx.