Winter Wednesdays

Wednesdays from January 6 – February 24, 2016

Every year, Bellingrath Gardens and Home hosts specialized workshops when the weather gets chilly in winter months. Each workshop covers a special feature of the Gardens or Home, tips for making your garden more spectacular or guest lectures from renowned members of the horticultural and gardening world.

Reservations are requested for each program and can be made by calling 251.973.2217 ext.111. Each program begins at 10:30 AM and is included in your Gardens admission. Admission for members is free.

DateProgramTimeRegistration Information
January 6After Christmas Sale — Shop ‘til you drop in the fabulous Bellingrath Gift Shop and take advantage of post-holiday discounts. Make a day of it – tour the Gardens, the Museum Home and stay for lunch in the Magnolia Café. Regular admission charged for tours.All DayFree

No Reservation
Required
January 13Winter Garden Walk — There is always something blooming at Bellingrath Gardens! Learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the Gardens from Bellingrath’s Horticulture Management Team: Executive Director Dr. Bill Barrick, Nursery Manager Chuck Owens and Display Coordinator Barbara Smith.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
January 20Furnishing the Bellingrath Home — What was it like to
furnish a home in the 1930s? Join Bellingrath’s Tom McGehee for a special behind the ropes tour of the Bellingrath Home and learn about the Home’s antique furnishings, decorative arts and Mrs. Bessie’s unique negotiation techniques.
10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
January 27Birding on the Gulf Coast — Dr. Mark LaSalle, Director
of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, will help us identify birds along the Gulf Coast and how we can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Weather permitting, he will lead a bird walk through the Gardens.
10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 3The Mobile River Lecture & Book Signing — Join local historian and author John S. Sledge as he discusses his book, “The Mobile River.” It is the first-ever narrative history of this important American watercourse and is a historical saga of the river and the colorful characters that inhabit its shores and basin. After his presentation, Sledge will sign copies of his book, which will be available to purchase in the Gift Shop.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 10Raising Roses — Linda Guy, Rosarian of Bellingrath’s award-winning Rose Garden, will show us how to care for roses year round. Bring all your questions and join Linda for a demonstration of rose pruning techniques
to get yours in top shape. Books and supplies will be available in the Gift Shop!
10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 17Getting ready for Spring at Bellingrath Gardens — Executive Director Dr. Bill Barrick and Nursery Manager Chuck Owens will share their secrets of creating one of the prettiest seasons at Bellingrath. Find out how we grow our Easter lilies to be ready just in time for Easter every year! You will also get a preview of this year’s “Festival of Flowers” display. An exclusive tour to the Bellingrath greenhouses is included in the program.10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested
February 24Trailer McQuilkin’s “Wildflowers” Lecture and Book Signing — Dive into the world of Ocean Springs artist Trailer McQuilkin’s “Wildflowers.” Using copper, metal, oil
paints and other natural materials, his sculptures are a unique blend of artistry and technical skills. McQuilkin will present his recent works and book, which guests may
purchase in the Gift Shop.
10:30–11:30 AMFree for members

$13.00 for non-members

Reservations
Requested