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Posted: January 19, 2019
Winter and summer camp registration is now open
Winter and summer camp registration is now open

Winter Wylde Camp: February 18-22, 2019 – aligns with City of Decatur’s February break

Summer Wylde Nature Camp
Week 1: June 3 – 7, 1st – 3rd Grades
Week 2: June 10 – 14, Pre-K – Kindergarten
Week 3: June 24 – 28, 1st – 3rd Grades
Week 4: July 8 – 12, Pre-K – Kindergarten

Posted: January 9, 2019
Feb 2nd Kid Program: Make a Home for Mason Bees!
Feb 2nd Kid Program: Make a Home for Mason Bees!

This educational workshop will introduce kids to Mason Bees, one of metro Atlanta’s most important early-Spring pollinators. Learn how to spot them, where they live, their unique life-cycle and how they are similar and different from other bees. We’ll look at a variety of different homes that Mason bees can live in and then assemble and decorate a simple Mason Bee house that can be hung in your yard — just in time to provide a home for these emerging bees!

February 2, 2019
Session 1: 10-11 a.m.
Session 2: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Posted: January 7, 2019
Save $20 on private party rentals at any of Wylde’s five gardens
Save $20 on private party rentals at any of Wylde's five gardens

Wylde Center has five unique and beautiful gardens, each a fun place to host a celebration of any kind! Book your party in a Wylde Center garden by 1/31 for any date in 2019,and you will save $20 on your rental fee. Email events@wyldecenter.org to get started.

Posted: January 7, 2019
Seed and Scion Swap is on January 27, 2019
Seed and Scion Swap is on January 27, 2019

Four things to know about the swap
1. Free and open to the public

2. RSVP’s appreciated. RSVP and more info here
http://wyldecenter.org/seed-and-scion-swap/

3. Everyone should bring seeds to share. Didn’t save any seeds? Buy packets of a favorite and divide them between smaller packets. That way everyone brings some, and everyone leaves with some.

4. We have a keynote speaker! Chris Smith from Sow True Seed will be talking about his adventures with growing okra.

It is always a great time. We can’t wait to see you.

Posted: May 16, 2018
GoFundMe for Oakhurst Garden’s Children’s Play Area
GoFundMe for Oakhurst Garden's Children's Play Area

Wylde Center is raising money to restore it’s children’s play area at Oakhurst Garden. Last April, two trees fell essentially smashing the area, which was very sad for our staff and for the many children that come to play and imagine in this space.
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Here is the link to donate so that we may rebuild: https://www.gofundme.com/cobhouse
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Gifts $75 and more will receive a gift with the new Oakhurst Garden poster image by Nicolette Morgan.

Posted: December 15, 2017
Decatur Farm to School Caps and Bags now available
Decatur Farm to School Caps and Bags now available

Just in time for the holidays, we have Decatur Farm to School totes and caps. Shipping available.

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Jan

26

Sat

The Inspired Gardener - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon
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The Inspired Gardener: A Symposium and Silent Auction


Shake off the winter blues and get in gear for springtime with this full day of garden inspiration. Enjoy the comradery of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts and new extraordinary plants from the auction. Join us!

Presented by: The Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia Perennial Plant Association.

The deadline for registration is January 22, space is limited!

Programming:
What Makes an Inspired Garden?
By Joe Lamp’l

In this motivational talk, Joe Lamp’l draws on his extensive travel across America to produce and host his national Emmy-award-winning public television series Growing a Greener World®. From coast-to-coast, gardeners are creating inspirational spaces, doing great things for their communities and the planet. Learn about the common threads that make these fantastic gardens what they are, and how you can incorporate some of these heroic gardening practices as well.


Plants That Won’t Let You Down
By Mildred Fockele

Currently the Director of the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville, GA, Mildred Fockele oversees all the operations and staff of the 5-year-old Garden. She has been with the Atlanta Botanical Garden for 32 years and previously served as the VP of Horticulture. Building a new garden like the Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville from the ground up depends on having great foundational plantings in place and a large palate of trusty plant performers to tie the Garden together. Learn from Mildred about her current go-to plants, from old favorites to promising new rising stars.


Hydrangea Pruning: Best Practices for Home Gardeners
By Mal Condon

A lifelong gardener, Mal Condon has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. His Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts was a well-known specialty nursery featuring one of the largest hydrangea collections in the Northeast. He is currently the Curator of Hydrangeas at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, involved with the continuing expansion of the Garden’s significant hydrangea collections. Of the several important issues for the home gardener to understand and practice, pruning is quite possibly the most critical and the least well understood.


Rethinking Beauty: Inspiring Gardeners in a Changing World
By Paul Zammit

As gardeners, we design and plant outdoor spaces to provide color, seasonal interest and fragrance that is appeal to our senses. Join Paul Zammit, Toronto Botanic Garden’s Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture, as he draws on his almost 30 years of experience in the industry to have a closer look at our gardening efforts as he questions what is beautiful, and what are the costs and opportunities of gardening in today’s world.


Aquatic Gardening for Terrestrial Gardeners
By Valerie VanSweden

There are water features, and then there are aquatic gardens. Whether a lake, a pond, a creek bank or a potted water garden- there’s a plant for that. In fact, there are many! Former Curator of Aquatic Plants and current Curator of Goizueta Gardens at the Atlanta History Center, Valerie VanSweden will introduce you to a palette of plants that can add a new dimension to your garden.

Fees:
$89 admission (Garden and GPPA Members $79) – optional boxed lunch: $12

[To register: https://atlantabg.org/calendar/the-inspired-gardener/ ]
 
Jan

27

Sun

Seed and Scion Exchange

When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
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Join us in January to share your seeds/scions, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm for different plant varieties with other gardeners and farmers. Connect with folks who might be your neighbors, or who might be from anywhere in our bioregion. We’ll be swapping all types of seeds and cuttings for fruit trees (scions), including heirloom seeds, seeds you save from your own plants, and extra seeds you may have purchased. There will be people on hand to answer question about how to save seed and how to graft your cuttings.

The speaker will present at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

The seed swap will take place at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA

The Decatur Library and the Decatur Recreation Center are located adjacent to one another.

This event is free and open to all gardeners – whether you are a member of a community garden, or tend vegetables and fruit in your own yard.

http://wyldecenter.org/seed-and-scion-swap/
 
Jan

30

Wed

Pruning - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon
Details...
Now is the time to learn how to prune your trees and shrubs properly. A detailed discussion of pruning guidelines and principles will be followed by a demonstration in the Garden. Early registration is recommended for this popular class.

Fee: $29 (Members $24)

Instructor: Amanda Bennett, Manager of Display Gardens

Deadline: Jan. 26

[To register: https://atlantabg.org/calendar/pruning/ ]
 
Feb

14

Thu

Love Your Volunteers Breakfast

When: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Map Icon
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Feb

16

Sat

Beekeeping: Getting Started - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon
Details...
This is an information-gathering class about the feasibility of beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started. Weather permitting; students visit the Garden’s hives for a demo. Register early – space is limited.

Fee: $34 (Members $29)

Instructor: Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper

Deadline: Feb. 12

[To register: https://atlantabg.org/calendar/beekeeping-getting-started-2/ ]
 
Apr

11

Thu

Plant Sale Preview

When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
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Apr

12

Fri

Plant Sale Festival

When: Fri, Apr, 12, 12:00 am – Mon, Apr, 15, 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
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Apr

12

Fri

Plant Sale Festival

When: Fri, Apr, 12, 12:00 am – Mon, Apr, 15, 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
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Apr

12

Fri

Plant Sale Festival

When: Fri, Apr, 12, 12:00 am – Mon, Apr, 15, 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
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May

4

Sat

Into the Wylde Garden Tour

When: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Map Icon
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A Tour of Private Gardens in Decatur & Atlanta
Come experience the beauty and charm of some of the finest private gardens in the larger Decatur area. Proceeds benefit the Wylde Center. Rain or shine.
 
May

5

Sun

Into the Wylde Garden Tour

When: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Map Icon
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A Tour of Private Gardens in Decatur & Atlanta
Come experience the beauty and charm of some of the finest private gardens in the larger Decatur area. Proceeds benefit the Wylde Center. Rain or shine.
 
May

9

Thu

Mother's Day Wreath Festival

When: Thu, May, 9, 12:00 am – Mon, May, 13, 12:00 am
Where: Edgewood Community Garden, 1503 Mayson Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Map Icon
Details...
 
May

9

Thu

Mother's Day Wreath Festival

When: Thu, May, 9, 12:00 am – Mon, May, 13, 12:00 am
Where: Edgewood Community Garden, 1503 Mayson Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Map Icon
Details...
 
May

9

Thu

Mother's Day Wreath Festival

When: Thu, May, 9, 12:00 am – Mon, May, 13, 12:00 am
Where: Edgewood Community Garden, 1503 Mayson Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Map Icon
Details...
 
May

9

Thu

Mother's Day Wreath Festival

When: Thu, May, 9, 12:00 am – Mon, May, 13, 12:00 am
Where: Edgewood Community Garden, 1503 Mayson Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Map Icon
Details...
 
Jun

22

Sat

Beer Garden + Silent Festival

When: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
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Wylde Center's Beer Garden + Silent Auction Fundraiser features some of metro Atlanta's best breweries and a selection of food from local restaurants amidst beautiful Oakhurst Garden. All proceeds support Wylde Center's mission of cultivating vibrant green spaces and inspiring communities of environmental stewards.
 
Aug

23

Fri

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

When: Fri, Aug, 23, 12:00 am – Sun, Aug, 25, 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
Details...
The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a statewide project where all Georgia citizens will be asked to count pollinators on either August 23rd or 24th of 2019. Training and all supporting information will be provided through the website, https://GGaPC.org, closer to the August 2019 date.

https://ugaurbanag.com/ggapc/
 
Aug

23

Fri

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

When: Fri, Aug, 23, 12:00 am – Sun, Aug, 25, 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
Details...
The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a statewide project where all Georgia citizens will be asked to count pollinators on either August 23rd or 24th of 2019. Training and all supporting information will be provided through the website, https://GGaPC.org, closer to the August 2019 date.

https://ugaurbanag.com/ggapc/
 
Sep

7

Sat

Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde

When: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Mulberry Fields, 1301 Iverson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
Details...
 

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