Munch and Learn Recap: Dixon Garden Fair by Linley Schmidt

The Dixon Garden Fair is an annual event where the Dixon Garden staff rounds up a variety of great plants for the Memphis community to purchase for their own homes.  They take the guess work out for you by only choosing plants that are able to thrive in Memphis’ climate.  This year’s Garden Fair is April 24th through 26th with a preview day for members on April 23.  The weeks leading up to the Fair are full of fun and informative garden programs like this past Munch and Learn led by Dale Skaggs, Director of Horticulture for the Dixon. 

The Garden Department at the Dixon hosts a Munch and Learn each month, and February, March and April’s lectures are dedicated to the plants that will be available at the Dixon Garden Fair.  On March 25th, Dale talked about the shrubs and trees that will be available.  A few of the plants discussed were buckeyes, anise, mahonia, ferns and multiple varieties of butterfly bush, azaleas, snowbells and blueberries.  Dale also gave a preview of some of the plants that will be available for the gardening connoisseur, which includes lilies, trillium, fairy bells, Chinese twinleaf and double bloodroot. 

These are only a few of the trees, shrubs and woody plants that will be available, so you will have to come to the Garden Fair to see everything Dale and the Dixon Garden staff have chosen especially for your Memphis home! 

More information about the Garden Fair can be found here.

Posted by Chantal Drake at 4:24 PM
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