Gardening University

Bartlett City Beautiful presents - 2023 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, FREE, no registration required
  • All presentations will be provided by Master Gardeners
  • These programs will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Bartlett Public Library located at 5884 Stage Road

Bartlett City Beautiful – Gardening University 2022

2023 Bartlett Gardening University

  • January 7:  Master Gardener Jean Ward Jones  “Nine Rules for a Mixed and Blended Garden”      Check these nine rules for a mixed and blended garden and compare them against your garden to get some great ideas for improving the overall look, dressing up a particular area, using your own unique creative style and pulling it all together.
  • January 14:  Landscape Architect Joni Bailey “Landscape Master Planning for the Home” Do you have big dreams for your home’s landscape but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you aren’t sure what to do at all. Join us for the master planning guide for homeowners. We will go through the design process to develop a master plan for your home that best suits the landscape you have.
  • January 21:  Master Gardener Genie Ashwoth  “Wicked Plants”  This fun presentation covers plants that are deadly, illegal, intoxicating, dangerous, painful, and destructive/invasive. This presentation uses interesting historical anecdotes, photos to identify the plants and facts so gardeners can avoid these plants in their landscapes. The presentation can be adapted for time periods ranging from 30 to 40 minutes. 
  • January 28:  Master Gardener Melisa Knirr “Introduction to Pruning”  Reduce your fear of pruning by learning why, when and how proper pruning will keep your plants attractive and vigorous adding years to their usefulness.
  • February 4:  Master Gardener Debbie Griste-Evans “Monarch Way Stations for an Epic Migration” Monarch butterflies of the subspecies Danaus plexippus plexippus migrates annually in Eastern North America from as far north as Canada to the highlands of Mexico. From the counts taken in the overwintering grounds in Mexico, the population has suffered a d   dramatic decline from the peak of ~682,000,000 in 1997 to less than 25,000,000 in 2014 when concerned citizens began asking what they could do to help this beloved, beautiful insect.  Monarch Way Stations were created in response to help Monarchs on their journey and to let people see the Monarch life cycle up close.
  • February 11:  Master Gardener John Peterson “Medicines in the Garden” So many of our common garden plants are medicines, among them coneflower (echinacea,) garlic, thyme, yarrow, and sunflowers. Learn about the medical potential in these and other standard plants.


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