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Upcoming Events for Carolinas

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

March 9, Norfolk, Virginia
Camellia Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many cultivars will be on view and for sale. 10a.m. - 3:30p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.  

March 14, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: Protecting Our Forests from Pests and Diseases
North Carolina Botanical Garden
NCBG Director of Hortculture Dan Stern will talk about the major forest insect and disease threats in the Southeast and how to avoid spreading pests. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.

March 15, Norfolk, Virginia
Tidewater Orchid Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many kinds of orchid will be shown and sold at this annual event. 10a.m. - 4p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.  

March 15-25, Burlington, North Carolina
Spring Book Sale
May Memorial Library

Begins at Noon on Friday, March 15th with a “Friends Only” day (family memberships are available at the door for only $10.00). Free admission to the public from March 16-25th. Hours are Monday-Friday from Noon - 6, Saturdays from 10- 4 and Sundays from 1:30-4:30. We have thousands of books, including large print, children’s books, gardening, cooking, movies and music. Prices range from 50 cents to $3.00, except special collections.

March 16-23, Durham, North Carolina
Durham Creek Week 
Locations around Durham County
This annual week of events around water quality and conservation includes workshops, crafting, tours, hikes, paddles, trash cleanups, and other events, to be announced. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit keepdurhambeautiful.org/creek-week/.

March 16, Raleigh  
Spring Has Sprung
Borden Building and Grounds  

Please join us in celebrating the start of Spring with a focus on a more eco-friendly 2019 with interactive displays and hands-on activities, featuring a recycling art activity with Anna Podris and Keith Norval, coffee with Larry's Beans, tips from Master Gardeners, beekeeping, pollination, native plants, home gardening, efficiency, composting, zero waste living, garden tours,and much more. 2p.m. - 4p.m. This event is free and all ages are welcome!  The Borden Building is located at 820 Clay Street, Raleigh, NC 27605. Parking can be found off of Washington Street at Fletcher Park. For questions or directions, please contact Mordecai Historic Park's Visitor Center; (919) 996-4364 or lisa.raschke@raleighnc.gov  

March 16, Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Birds, Brews, & BBQ
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Sylvan Heights, which conserves rare waterfowl, hosts this annual BBQ cook-off competition (judged by audience donations this year), along with local craft beers, live music, games, and other activities. 5 - 8p.m. Tickets are required, cost TBA (members 10% discount). For more information and tickets, call 252-826-3186 or visit shwpark.com/brews.html.         

March 21, Kernersville, North Carolina
“The Layered Garden” by David L Culp
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden 
Learn how to plan and implement a layered garden like those created by author and horticulturist David Culp (davidlculp.com/biography/), who created the Brandywine Cottage gardens in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. 2p.m. $10 (free for members of the Garden or the NC chapter of the American Herb Society). Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org/events.  

March 21, Durham, North Carolina
GARDENLUST: A Tour of the World's Best Gardens
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Gardener and author Christopher Woods went on a three year quest to find the world's 50 greatest gardens, public and private, visiting countries such as Australia, Chile, India, Laos, and Sweden. Hear about his travels and why these are gardens are worth of lust. 7 - 9p.m. $10 (members and Duke University students free). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit gardens.duke.edu/learn/adult-programs. 

March 23-31, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Forsyth Creek Week 
Locations around Forsyth County
This annual week of events features many different events relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit forsythcreekweek.squarespace.com/.

March 23-31, Greensboro, North Carolina
Guilford Creek Week 
Locations around Guilford County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways, under the slogan “Get to know your Guilford H2O!” Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit guilfordcreekweek.org/.

March 28, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: The Month of Their Ripening: NC Heritage Foods Through the Year
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Georgann Eubanks will talk about her new book, The Month of Their Ripening, published by UNC Press.  Month by month, it focuses on ephemeral heritage foods in North Carolina, such as ramps in April and serviceberries in June. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.

March 29 – 30, Wilmington, North Carolina
27thAnnual Herb and Garden Fair
Poplar Grove Plantation
Many plants and garden-related items, herbal products, and art will be sold and there will be live music, food, classes, blacksmithing demonstrations, walks, and more. Our Statemagazine will showcase their April issue on heirlooms and there will be other exhibitors and vendors. Tour the Stables and meet animals ($5 and closed toed shoes required) and the plantation house will be open (reduced price, $7). March 29th: 9a.m. - 5p.m.; March 30th: 10a.m. - 4p.m. $5 (free for children 12 and under). For more information, call 910-686-9518 or visit poplargrove.org/festivals/herb-garden-fair/. 

March 29 – 30, Georgetown, South Carolina
72ndAnnual Spring Plantation and Town House Tours
Locations around Georgetown County, South Carolina or in and around Georgetown, SC
Indigo and rice cultivation once made Georgetown County the center of US wealth, and many fine gardens and houses remain. This tour, organized by the Prince George Winyah Anglican Church Women, lets people see these privately owned places and there will be other events, including an Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin' by the Men's Ministry, Tea, Bazaar and Bake Sale, and Sunday worship service. Shoes with heels and large vehicles such as buses are not allowed on the tour.  Proceeds used for community programs and historic structures preservation. 9:30a.m. - 5p.m.  2-day tickets $80, one-day $45, food options increase price. Tickets are required, available by mail, if received February 4ththrough March 15th, and are available the day of on a first come, first served basis, and could run out. For more information, call 843-545-8291 or visit princegeorgeplantationtours.com/.     

April 6 - 13, Burlington, North Carolina
Alamance Creek Week 
Locations around Alamance County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities around conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, call 336-904-0300 or visit alamancecreekweek.wordpress.com/.

April 27, Statesville, North Carolina
Iredell Garden Fair
Iredell County Agricultural Center

The Iredell Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association invites the public to the 7th annual Iredell Garden Fair. The event will include vendors from the Charlotte-metro area offering plants for sale, garden equipment and accessories, yard art and more. Extension Master Gardener volunteers will provide gardening education, basket raffles, children’s activities, music and more. Workshop topics are “Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Lifecycle and Management,” at 10 a.m. by Matt Lenhardt, Iredell Extension Agent and “Growing What You'll Use: Maximizing Your Garden Through Plant Selection and Preservation” at 10 a.m. by Eli Snyder, Caldwell Extension Agent. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://iredellgardenfair.weebly.com/ or call 704-873-0507.

May 11, Wilmington
16th Annual Rose Tour

9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. This event is free to the public . Please log onto: www.wcfrs.blogspot.com for a list of gardens and a map.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.