Gardening University

Bartlett City Beautiful presents - Bartlett Gardening University

  • This series of presentations are designed to provide information and inspiration for home gardeners whether they are experienced or beginners.
  • The series is open to the public without charge.
  • All presentations will be provided by Master Gardeners
  • These programs will be begin at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Bartlett Public Library located at 5884 Stage Rd. 
2017 Program Schedule 

Saturday, January 7

Improve the curb appeal of your home by focusing on the landscape. We all want our homes to look their best and first impressions depend on the landscape. Learn some simple design tips on how to make your home look its best for your enjoyment, or to dress it up in preparation for putting it on the market. 

Saturday, January 14
Trees compose the primary structure in a garden and are the longest lived plants in the landscape. Choosing the right tree and planting it in the right place is critical for your landscape plan. Learn how to keep MLGW from ruining your trees and assure that the tree you plant will grow to be a living legacy of your gardening skill. 

Saturday, January 21
Urban chickens have become quite the trendy thing to do. Are they a passing fad or friends? This presentation will discuss space requirements, food, water, care, benefits and predators. 

Saturday, January 28
A discussion on how trees work and therefore what should we do and not do to keep them healthy. Particular emphasis on pruning, mulching and watering. 

Saturday, February 4 
Gardening in Small Spaces 
Challenged with a small garden area you may need to garden up! Vertical gardening is fun, creative and provides many opportunities to create a calming atmosphere, hid an ugly area, create a privacy screen, increase your yield, or make use of objects that may be stored in the attic or garage, or even found on the street. Also includes pertinent information on container gardening. 

Saturday, February 11
No Society Plants
Looking for something out of the mainstream? This presentation offers six plants each for spring, summer, fall and winter. None of these plants are in the various plant societies in the Mid-South (no Roses, Hydrangeas, Daffodils, Hostas, etc) 

For more information contact Tom Rieman, Bartlett City Beautiful (901) 386-7539 or email