Dream Team presents Design Your Own Backyard

10/27/2012, 9:00 AM to Noon

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Registration Line 901-636-4128


Join the Memphis Area Master Gardeners and Suzy Askew - Garden Designer and Plant Activities Coordinator at Lichterman Nature Center; Isobel Reitch - Landscape Architect with Fisher & Arnold Inc. and Master Gardener; and Bob Krekelberg - garden structure designer/artist and owner - HomeSmith Custom Built-ins.

Graph paper and instructions will be given to all attendees so they can draw their backyard with a focus on likes, dislikes, favorite spaces, problem areas, usage, utility areas, etc. Discussion will cover spaces, hardscape, softscape, circulation, pets, children and activities, trees, roots, erosion, etc.

After the first segment, the audience will have the opportunity to turn in their drawings for a chance to have their backyard be one of the several drawn for discussion by the presenters.

The second segment will be presentation of the yards chosen, Memphis plants, right plant - right spot, making a plan and following it, watering plan, native plants, etc. In the final section, Bob Krekelberg will show different types of Garden Art made from a variety of materials and will discuss how to dress up a plain garden shed.

MBG members $3/non-members $8. Includes light refreshments. No registration needed.


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9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Standard Time (Winter) Hours:
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden:
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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Adults $10.00
Seniors (62 & over) $8.00
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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Memphis, TN 38117
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