Part II – Open Mic Poetry – Storytelling in the Gardens

Featuring Local Artists Open Mic

Bluebirds – Sandy Jo Cauthen

This is Part II of the Open Mic Poetry and Storytelling in the Gardens sponsored by the AARP and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens. 

Artists arrived with a very broad array of talents. They let their voices be heard and shared their artistry. 

The kick-off performer was Sandra. At the finale, the audience was held spell-bound as they listened to the fantastic storytelling of the Bluebirds by Sandy. You could hear the chirping of the Bluebirds, you could hear the silence!, you could feel the breezes and hear the fluttering of the wings as the birds would fly away, only to return and watch, watch, watch Sandy Jo Cauthen!!!! Everyone was informed, engaged and inspired. 

Open Mic Poetry – Storytelling in the Gardens

Featuring Local Artists Open Mic

The AARP and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens sponsored “Open Mic” on Sunday Evening, November 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. featuring local artists. Artists came and let their voices be heard, shared their artistry, talent and voice at our open mic evening in the beautiful Montgomery Botanical Gardens!

This was the finale of a 3-part literary series designed to inform, engage and inspire.

Attendees were treated to great poetry, storytelling, rap, life stories and great refreshments salads, fruit cheeses, wings, and hot Apple cider, the perfect drink for a cool afternoon in the Gardens. Mother nature agreed with us, the weather was perfect and the Gardens so very relaxing.

In Next weeks’ edition you will see additional works from our community members.

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Gardens Change with the Seasons

As the sizzling Summer cools down and blustery Autumn blows in, gardens begin to change in color, texture and aromas. Those changes occur naturally and we rely on the regularity of these annual seasonal displays. But garden beds displaying annual plants must be changed by human interaction. 

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, faithful volunteers of the Capital City Master Gardener Association arrived to remove the waning Sun Patience from the circular beds at the MBG entrance that had provided bright reds and purple blossoms from Spring through the Summer. The beds were prepared and these dedicated friends of the gardens planted tall pink and yellow Snapdragons, circled by a row of Dusty Miller, then rows of lavender Pansies. These sturdy bloomers will provide beautiful, reliable color until time to change the beds again in Spring. Those who performed these seasonal gardening tasks with MBG Volunteer Coordinator, Cathy Maddox, were Karin Carmichael, Lynne Kuhlman, Jane Martin, Nell Copeland, Suzanne Reaves and Mamie McClure.

The Starlite Encore Azaleas are blooming along the entrance leading to the round beds and will provide a pretty entrance until the newly planted beds are thriving. The gardens are also showing off their perennials at this time, especially the Sasanqua Camellias. Those beauties, as well as, the changing colors, the unusually large acorns on the ground and the new pathways are reasons for you to visit the garden in Autumn.

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Don’t Forget Open Mic on Sunday

Poetry – Storytelling in the Gardens
Featuring Local Artists Open Mic

The AARP and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Botanical Gardens are sponsoring Open Mic on Sunday Evening, November 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. featuring local artists. The public is invited. Artists wishing to participate are asked to contact Dr. Sheila Austin, for more information and Anne Hails, AARP, for registration.
Please register early below. Late registration will be available on site.

Let your voice be heard, share your artistry, talent and voice at our open mic evening in the beautiful Montgomery Botanical Gardens! You can share your poetry and your stories in the beautiful, safe and respite gardens with an audience to cheer you on. 

Share your original poetry or stories during the open mic garden party. Or, just come and be entertained. This is the final event in a 3-part literary series designed to inform, engage and inspire.

Come enjoy some wonderful refreshments and visit with Montgomery Botanical Garden board members and volunteers. This is an informal event.

Registration is limited and required. Click here to register.

Come out and witness the talent in our Montgomery and surrounding areas.