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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.

 

 

Through Dec 15, Norfolk, VA
Million Bulb Walk
Norfolk Botanical Garden

There are 2 miles of holiday light displays along the garden’s paths during this annual spectacle. Food and beverages will be available from the food truck Merrygold & Honey. 4-9 p.m. Cost varies from $17 (discounted for military personnel, members, and children 3-17 years) to free (children two and younger). Tickets are required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/mbw.



Through Dec 31, Asheville, N.C
Winter Lights
North Carolina Arboretum

Walk through the arboretum under the stars and see holiday displays made with almost 500,000 energy efficient LEDs. There will also be holiday music and cider, cocoa, and beer. 6-10 p.m. Cost varies; individuals $18 to free for children 4 and under (member and child discounts).  Registration is required. For more information, call 828-665-2492 or visit ncarboretum.org/exhibits-events/winter-lights.


 
November 17, Lake City, S.C.
Botanical Infused Candles
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

The garden’s events and marketing coordinator Roberta Burns will lead this class on handmade candles, using various waxes and adding scents with garden products. Participants will make two candles. 10 a.m.-noon. $30. Registration is required. For more information, call 843-210-7582 or visit moorefarmsbg.org/events/botanical-infused-candles.



Nov 23-Jan 6, Belmont, N.C
Holidays at the Garden 2018
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

View various light displays in the garden, a million lights in all, Metrolina Model Railroader displays, and the traditional orchid tree, listen to live music, get photos with Santa Claus, meet Mrs. Claus, and visit the Garden Store. Holiday food and beverages available, and fires for roasting marshmallows. Events vary daily, and the festival will be closed Christmas Day. 5-9 p.m. Cost varies, $14.95 to free for children 2 and younger (discounts online and for members, seniors, and children). Tickets are required, available at the door. For more information, call 704-825-4490 or visit dsbg.org/events/garden-events.



Nov 23 -Dec 8, Farmer, N.C.
Wreath Workshops
Toms Creek Nursery

Learn to create beautiful holiday wreaths. Pre-register before November 10 and save $5. For more information, visit tomscreeknursery.com or call 336-857-2131.


Nov 24-Jan 19, Manteo, N.C
Winterlights by Southern Bank
The Elizabethan Garden

The garden will be filled with holiday lights, displays, and music, presented by Southern Bank, and co-sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. Note that Winterlights will not be open every day and requires dry conditions. 6-9 p.m. $11 – 6, depending on age. Tickets are required, sold until 8:15 p.m. daily. For more information, call 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org/winterlights-obx.   



November 28, 30, Clemson, S.C.
Wintry Wreaths
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Learn how to make beautiful and fragrant evergreen wreaths in this family event. Separate classes, 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Cost varies by wreath, $25-15 (10% member discount). Registration at least five days beforehand is required. For more information, call 864-656-0203 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.



Nov 29-Dec 30, Fayetteville, N.C
8th annual Holiday Lights in the Garden
Cape Fear Botanical Garden

View the holiday light displays, listen to music, get a selfie with Mr. Claus, roast s’mores, and visit the Garden Gift Shop. Free crafting for kids. November 29 is for members. 5:30-9 p.m. Details TBA. For more information, call 910-486-0221 or visit capefearbg.org/upcoming-events.

 

December

 

December 1, Lake City, S.C.
Creating All-Natural Skin Products
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Create toxin-free and inexpensive skin care products with natural materials in this class led by Pat Harpell. Participants will make a lotion and learn other recipes. 10a.m. - 2p.m. $40. Registration is required. For more information, call 843-210-7582 or visit moorefarmsbg.org/events/creating-all-natural-skin-products-2/.



December 1, Clemson, S.C.
Hunt Cabin Open House: Christmas in the Upstate
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Learn how to make homemade ornaments from yesteryear while sipping hot chocolate by the fire. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, but donations welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, call 864-650-1811 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.


 
December 1, Raleigh, N.C
Holiday Wreaths
JC Raulston Arboretum

Research technician Tim Alderton and programs and education coordinator Christopher Todd Glenn will show you how to make a great wreath, and Raulston will offer all sorts of plant materials. Bring your own garden shears. Separate classes, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Cost varies and covers groups, $55 – 40. Registration is required. For more information call Glenn at 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/event/details.php?ID=1788.


 
December 1, Chapel Hill, N.C
Holly Walk
UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Join the garden’s assistant director Ken Moore, in a new version of famous horticulturist William L Hunt’s UNC Winter Campus Tree Walk, highlighting UNC’s venerable specimen trees, including many hollies. Hear re-tellings of select “tree stories,” and compare the landscape today to photos from a hundred years ago. 2-4 p.m. $10 (members $9). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar.

 

December 1, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show
St. Thomas More Catholic School

St. Thomas More Catholic School proudly presents its 15th annual Christmas Holiday Shoppe Craft Show on Saturday, December 1, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) in the elegant Friends and Family Hall of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael Street, Chapel Hill. Enjoy one-stop shopping with 65 talented artisans and crafters from throughout North Carolina and find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list! A host of gifts for the gardener includes garden art, aprons to hold garden tools and more. Holiday music, a raffle, bake sale and the Reindeer Cafe add festive flair. Free admission. All proceeds from Christmas Holiday Shoppe benefit St. Thomas More Catholic School and the enrichment of its educational programs.



December 3, Manteo, N.C
Poinsettias Workshop
The Elizabethan Garden

Learn about these Christmas favorites from Mexico, their surprising features, and how to keep them glowing (don’t put them out in the cold!). Participants receive a plant. 10 a.m.-noon. $30 (members $15). Registration is required (class limit 12). For more information, call 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org/workshops-classes.   



December 7-8, Chapel Hill, N.C
Winter in the Garden Holiday Festival
North Carolina Botanical Garden

There will be luminary displays as well as holiday music and food. Details TBA. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/2018-events.

 

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.