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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@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

June

 

June 2, 9, 16, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Flowering Plant Families
North Carolina Botanical Garden

Olivia Lenahan, horticultural scientist, will be building on the information covered in Plant Taxonomy, this course focuses on 20 major and fairly stable plant families found in North Carolina. Classroom discussions of evolutionary adaptations and relationships are combined with field studies in the garden and close-up examination of representative examples. Prerequisites: Botany, Plant Taxonomy. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the cost is $130 ($117 members). For more information and to register go toncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 3, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Native Plant Propagation
North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Learn the fundamentals of vegetative propagation through hands-on practice and a tour of the garden’s vegetative propagation facilities. This program will be led by Matt Gocke, NCBG nursery/greenhouse manager. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No prerequisites required. $32 ($30 members). For more information or to register, go to ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 3, Raleigh, N.C.
Propagation Workshop
Plant Delights Nursery

This day-long, hands-on interactive workshop will cover an amazing array of propagation techniques including seed, cuttings, divisions, plant breeding, and darn near everything but grafting. $170. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit plantdelights.com or call 919-772-4794.

 

June 3, Lake City, S.C.
The Art and Science of Plant and Garden Photography
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Join Bryce Lane as he teaches the principles of photography as they apply to plants, gardens, garden wildlife, landscapes, and more. Learn how to better operate your camera by learning about exposure, focus, and shutter speed. You’ll also discuss framing and composition. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration fee is $65 per person. Lunch will be provided so please let us know of any special dietary restrictions. You are required to bring your own camera equipment (see below) to make this workshop hands-on. Email Rebecca Turk (rturk@moorefarmsbg.org) to reserve your spot and to find out what equipment you need to bring.

 

June 4, 11, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Plant Taxonomy
North Carolina Botanical Garden

Milo Pyne, plant ecologist, will present this program that runs for three weeks from 1-5 p.m. This course builds on the fundamentals of the botany course and prepares students for supplementary material covered in flowering plant families. Students learn the basic concepts of taxonomy of vascular plants and how to identify plant families and use taxonomic keys. Prerequisite: Botany. Cost is $130 ($117 members). For more information and to register go to ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 5, Durham, N.C.
Cooking from the Garden: Cold Soups and Salads from the Summer Garden
Duke Gardens

Join us for one class or the entire series with instructor Katie Coleman, chef and owner of Durham Spirits Company. Each class includes in-class tastings. In this one, you’ll expand your repertoire of summer season salads, along with refreshing cold soups. You will work in small groups to make recipes and then enjoy tasting all the salads and soups. 6-8 p.m. Fee: gardens members $28; general public $35. Fee for all three cooking classes: $22/$30. Per session participant limit: 12. For more information or to register, call
919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

June 6, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Pen and Ink Media Exploration
North Carolina Botanical Garden

Join artist Kathy Schermer-Gramm for an in-depth exploration of drawing with ink, including exercises in creating texture, using techniques like ink wash, and trying out new surfaces, such as drafting film and Yupo. Prerequisite: Pen & Ink. 1-4 p.m., cost is $150 ($135 members). For more information and to register, visit ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 7-28, Durham, N.C.
Landscape Plants for N.C. Gardens: Summer
Duke Garden

Expand your plant palette with information from this class with instructor Jan Little, Duke Gardens’ director of education and public programs. Each season this class covers another group of approximately 75 plants that thrive in North Carolina gardens, plus a few to avoid. You will learn identification skills and design use, and understand the culture of each plant. Class is primarily outdoors and each student receives a portfolio of photos showing the plants studied that season. 4-6 p.m. Class limit: 15. Program fee per section: garden members $90, general public $110. Qualifies for Home Horticulture Certificate required course. For more information or to register, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

June 8, Durham, N.C.
Shinrin Yoku: A Meditative Walk
Duke Gardens

Take a walk in the forest and join a growing tradition that began in Japan called Shinrin Yoku. The idea is simple: if you visit natural areas, sitting or walking in a mindful way, you will feel rejuvenated and calm. Instructor Dana Galinsky-Malaguti, a certified forest therapy guide, will facilitate these gentle, guided walks that support wellbeing through sensory immersion in forests and other naturally healing environments. In the past several decades there have been many scientific studies that document the healing effects of wild and natural areas. Shinrin Yoku builds upon traditions from many cultures that recognize the benefits of a mindful immersion in natural environments. Each walk will end with a refreshment and discussion. Dana brings a wealth of experience in medicine, yoga, coaching, and personal training to her role as a certified forest therapy guide. 3-hour session 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gardens members $55; general public $68. Participant limit: 12. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

June 10, Clemson, S.C.
SCNP Certificate Core Course: Tree Identification
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Enter the forest to explore the giants of the plant world with Dan Whitten, president of the Upstate Chapter of the SCNPS. Become familiar with our native trees, shrubs and woody vines by learning to recognize their bark, leaves, twigs, fruit, and form. Deepen your knowledge through the use of a dichotomous key and by learning to recognize plant communities. Participants will also learn how woody plants are useful as tools, medicines, shelter, and as forage for humans and other animals. Prerequisite: Basic Botany. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $80. For more information contact Sue Watts – 864-656-2836 or watts9@clemson.edu.

 

June 10, Columbia, S.C.
Pollinator Power
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Discover the common pollinators in this area, and learn how you can attract them to your garden and potentially increase their numbers. Participants will make a bug motel during the workshop as well. The cost of the program is $15 per person per class. 10 a.m.-noon. Registration is required for all classes. For more information on Garden Programs or other educational opportunities in the garden, contact our garden staff at 803-602-0813.

 

June 10, Asheville, N.C.
Box Turtle Day
The North Carolina Arboretum

The fourth annual Box Turtle Day celebrates North Carolina’s state reptile, the eastern box turtle. Participants can sign up for guided box turtle telemetry hunts, watch live reptile demonstrations, make turtle crafts and follow Shelly, the arboretum’s resident turtle, along the arboretum’s self-guided TRACK Trail. Join us from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Baker Exhibit Hall. For more information call 828-665-2492.

 

June 10, Lake City, S.C.
Propagation 101
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Come learn the ins and outs of propagation by MFBG Production Coordinator, Leanne Kenealy. She’ll show you the basics, from correct cutting procedures to saving seeds to division. A brief presentation, demonstration, and hands on learning will provide you the foundation to become a pro in no time. You’ll be propagating some fantastic plants from the garden to take home including annuals, perennials, and even deciduous shrubs. Please bring a pair of pruners with you if possible. Program runs from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and the fee is $25 per person. Class registration is limited to the first 20 participants, so register quickly! Lunch is included so if you have any special needs or dietary restrictions, please let us know in the comment box below. Email Rebecca Turk (rturk@moorefarmsbg.org) to reserve your spot.

 

June 10, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
Fairy Garden Class
The Garden Hut

Create your own tiny oasis! Fun for all ages. Bring your own creative container and we’ll help you plant it after class. Free, registration required. 11 a.m. 1004 Old Honeycutt Road. For information, call 919-552-0590 or visit NelsaGardenHut.com.

 

June 10, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Entomology
North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Learn insect family recognition, common species identification, insect ecology and conservation, basic life cycle biology, sampling techniques, and how to improve insect habitats and conservation in the urban environment. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and cost is $97 ($87 members). For more information and to register go to ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 12-16, Durham, N.C.
Nature Adventures Camp: Plant It, Grow It, Eat It
Duke Gardens

Each day will include hands-on work time and play time in the garden. For rising K-2 children. Arrival and pickup at Doris Duke Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with an optional extended day from 1-4 p.m. Fee: $200 per week, $170 for additional siblings or weeks. Extended care available at $100 per week. Scholarship application available upon request. Non-refundable deposit of $100 per child per week is required to reserve a spot. Full payment due two weeks before the start date of each camp. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

June 15, Greensboro, N.C.
Propagation Workshop
Cooperative Extension

Join extension master gardener volunteers in this hands-on workshop and learn how to asexually propagate some of your favorite plants. Participants go home with a greater knowledge of plant propagation and with many freshly propagated plants. Participants choose which plants they want to propagate from the garden’s collection of over 1,000 taxa (few exceptions apply, though). Techniques discussed can be done at home. This free workshop is open to all knowledge and experience levels. Instructor is Christina Larson, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. Register with Lauren Taubert by calling 336-641-2400 or email Lauren_Taubert@ncsu.edu, or visit go.ncsu.edu/2017_demo_garden_seminars.

 

June 15, Raleigh, N.C.
Photography Walk – Composition
JC Raulston Arboretum

Join photographer Susan Bailey as she helps you learn to expand on the traditional ideas of composition as you really work with each subject beyond the standard snapshot. Class will be 10-11 a.m. There is a registration fee of $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, call
919-513-7005.

 

June 16, South Carolina
Carolina Yard of the Year Contest
Statewide South Carolina

The Carolina Yard of the Year Contest is designed to recognize excellence in Environmentally Friendly Landscaping and is open to anyone in South Carolina that meets Carolina Yards Certification. More information is available at: clemson.edu/extension/carolinayards/events.html, or terasa@clemson.edu.

 

June 17, Raleigh, N.C.
Perennials Propagation Class and Demonstration
JC Raulston Arboretum

Propagating plants is rewarding, often easily done, and is a great way to add more plants to your landscape. Join Doug Ruhren in this propagation class and demonstration focused solely on propagating herbaceous perennials. 9 a.m.-noon. The registration fee is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Contact Chris Glenn at chris_glenn@ncsu.edu or 919-513-7005 for more information.

 

June 17, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Entomology
North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Learn insect family recognition, common species identification, insect ecology and conservation, basic life cycle biology, sampling techniques, and how to improve insect habitats and conservation in the urban environment. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $97 ($87 members). For more information and to register go to ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 17, Clemson, S.C.
SCNP Certificate Elective: FERNS
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Spend the day delving into the rich world of ferns, ranging from the small mosquito fern to the large royal fern. Discover which species to expect where. Join naturalist Tim Lee to learn about the basic ecology, natural history, and identification of ferns through classroom lecture and time exploring the state’s diverse habitats as illustrated on the Garden’s Natural Heritage Trail. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $80. For more information, contact Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or watts9@clemson.edu.

 

June 20, Durham, N.C.
Durham Garden Forum: Sustainable Turf Strategies
Duke Gardens

Instructor Grady Miller, professor of crop and soil sciences at North Carolina State University, will give us an update on a variety of sustainable practices. An informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, this forum meets once a month from 6:30-8 p.m. to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and skill. Walk-ins welcome with no preregistration at $10 per lecture. Memberships may be purchased at any lecture. Sponsored in partnership with N.C. Cooperative Extension: Durham County Center. Lecture fee: $10 per meeting for non-members; forum members free with $25 annual membership. For membership information, please email durhamgardenforum@gmail.com. No registration required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

June 24, Clemson, S.C.
SCNP Certificate Core Course: Natural Plant Communities
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Join experienced naturalist Tim Lee to build your knowledge base of major conceptual issues and areas of current research in plant ecology. Explore the biotic and abiotic factors that affect the distribution and abundance of plant species in South Carolina. Explore the SCBG’s Natural Heritage Trail to discover the basic ecology of diverse South Carolina habitats. Prerequisite: Basic Botany. Event will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and cost is $80. Contact Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or watts9@clemson.edu.

 

June 24, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Entomology
North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Learn insect family recognition, common species identification, insect ecology and conservation, basic life cycle biology, sampling techniques, and how to improve insect habitats and conservation in the urban environment. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $97 ($87 members). For more information and to register go to
ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 24, Asheville, N.C.
WNC Daylily Society Annual Flower Show
The North Carolina Arboretum

Hundreds of daylilies will be on display and daylily plants will also be for sale at this annual event hosted by the WNC Daylily Society. Society members will be onsite to provide information on care and cultivation of daylilies. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Education Center. For more information, call 828-665-2492.

 

June 24, Charlotte, N.C.
Carnivorous Plant Carnival – Family Event
UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden

Step right up! Get your ticket to discover the wonders of nature up-close and personal. Feed a Venus flytrap, see the inside of a pitcher plant, make crafts, play games, and more. Venus-flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews available for purchase, so you can take the sideshow home. This is a two-hour family event with activities suitable for ages 4-12, limited to 100 children. All children must have adult present. Events will take place from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $8/child (accompanying adults, free). Purchase tickets online at gardens.uncc.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (cash or check only).

 

June 24, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Moth Night
North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Observe these diverse, colorful, and ecologically important organisms in their natural habitat. Black lights and baiting are used to sample moth populations. Bring your cameras! 9-10:30 p.m. Cost is $12 ($11 members). For more information and to register go to ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 25, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Summer Flora
North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Learn to recognize plants and gain experience using identification keys in a natural setting through field trips and exercises. No prerequisites. Cost is $130 ($117 members). 1:15-4:15 p.m. For more information and to register go to ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

June 26, Raleigh, N.C.
Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
JC Raulston Arboretum

From ants to sowbugs, what are these critters up to? What’s their place in the balance of nature? Enjoy some interesting stories of various arthropods and enjoy the pics!  Class will run from 10-11:30 a.m. This event is free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, Wake County Extension Master Gardeners, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5. Please call 919-513-7005 for more information about this lecture.

 

June 28, Raleigh, N.C.
Landscape Color and Professional Field Day
JC Raulston Arboretum

Join us at the JC Raulston Arboretum for a new twist to the annual color and landscape professional field days. This event is presented by NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science, the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association, and the JC Raulston Arboretum. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This educational program is open to green industry professionals only and will include continuing education credit through various licensing boards. Early registration (ends June 20): $35, late registration (begins June 21): $50. Contact Chris Glenn at 919-513-7005 or chris_glenn@ncsu.edu for more information.

 

July

 

July-October, Asheville, N.C.
Winged Wonders: Step into the World of Butterflies
The North Carolina Arboretum

Winged Wonders is an indoor butterfly exhibit featuring a chrysalis-rearing chamber and a walk-through butterfly house where visitors can meet a whole host of local butterfly species, including monarchs, swallowtails and more.

 

July 1, Belmont, S.C.
Horticulture Highlight Walk
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Our Horticulture Highlight walk will feature what’s in bloom and seasonally relevant gardening tips while you take a walk through our garden with members of our professional horticulture staff. 1-2 p.m. Free for garden members. For more information, call 704-825-4490 or visit dsbg.org.

 

July 1-9, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Ribbit the Exhibit
Brookgreen Garden

A remarkable traveling collection of larger-than-life copper frogs, by artist J.A. Cobb, taking part in a variety of activities.

 

July 5-7, Durham, N.C.
Plant Products Workshop
Sarah P. Duke Garden

Learn to make first-aid supplies, natural self-care products, edible delights, and useful tools using parts of plants in this 3-day workshop. Rising 9-12 grade. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. $200 per week. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

July 7, Rock Hill, S.C.
10 Worst Weeds & How to Manage Them
Glencairn Garden Learning Center

Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will talk about the 10 worst weeds that plague the home landscape and address best management practices. 11 a.m. Free and open to public. For more information, call 803-684-9919 or visit clemson.edu/extension/york.

 

July 8, Lake City, S.C.
Let’s Make Herbal Oils and Vinegar
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Join Pat Harpell as she teaches how to properly make, store, and decant oils and vinegar. Each attendee will take home at least one custom vinegar from herbs gathered at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens and an aromatic infused-oil. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 per person. Class size is limited, so register quickly! If you have any special needs or dietary restrictions for the class, please contact Rebecca Turk at 843-210-7582.

 

July 8-9, Durham, N.C.
Bonsai Expo
Sarah P. Duke Garden

This 2-day exhibit will include more than 40 bonsai created in multiple styles from a wide range of plant species. You will also have the opportunity to learn the basic steps of creating a bonsai at daily demonstrations. Fees apply on weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday after 1 p.m. For more information or to register, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

July 9, 16, 23, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Summer Flora
North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Learn to recognize plants and gain experience using identification keys in a natural setting through field trips and exercises with Milo Pyne, plant ecologist. This course is intended for a broad audience, as well as for students who are enrolled in either of the NCBG certificate programs. No prerequisites. 1:30-4:30 p.m. $130 ($117 members). For more information or to register, visit ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

July 10-14, Durham, N.C.
Animals In The Gardens
Sarah P. Duke Garden

Prowl the Gardens looking for a variety of animals in our flowers, fields, ponds, and streams. Rising K-2. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information or to register, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

July 11, Belmont, N.C.
Birding Walk
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a stroll through the gardens to scout for seasonal birds, observe nesting patterns, and establish basis for bird counts. Bring binoculars if you have a pair. 9-10 a.m. For more information, call 704-825-4490 or visit dsbg.org. Free for garden members or with paid admission.

 

July 13, Kernersville, N.C.
Growing Miniature Hostas in North Carolina
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

The lecture by Bob Solberg, owner of Green Hill Farm, is free to members of PJCBG or a $5 donation for non-members. 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org.

 

July 14, Columbia, S.C.
Twilight in the Garden: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
Riverbank Zoo

The big screen returns to Riverbanks on select Friday nights this summer. Explore Waterfall Junction then enjoy a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. $3 Riverbanks members/$5 general public. For more information, call 803-779-8717.

 

July 17-21, Clemson, S.C.
Great Green Adventure Camp
South Carolina Botanical Garden

In this camp we’ll focus on hands-on exploration of the outdoors and ways to connect to and protect the natural world. Suggested ages: 6-12. 8 a.m.-noon. $90 per half-day session. For more information, contact Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or watts9@clemson.edu.

 

July 17-21, Durham, N.C.
Inventions From Nature
Sarah P. Duke Garden

From high tech fabrics to airplanes and zippers, humans have borrowed clever ideas from nature to solve problems. Find examples of inventions from nature from plants and animals in the gardens, and then tinker with contraptions to devise your own innovations. Rising 3-5 grades. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. $200 per week. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

July 20, Lake City, S.C.
A Walk in the Tropics
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Learn how to create a lush paradise using plants that will provide unique texture, color, and showstopping appearances in your landscape. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $15 per person. Class registration is limited. Each attendee will also get a tropical plant to take home. For more information, contact Rebecca Turk at 843-210-7582.

 

July 20, Raleigh, N.C.
Photography Walk
JC Raulston Arboretum

Susan Bailey will help participants explore several apps that are great for garden photography. Please bring your smartphone (iPhone or Android). 10-11 a.m. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required. Register by contacting Chris Glenn at 919-513-7005. Registration is limited to 10 people. For more information, visit jcra.ncsu.edu.

 

July 20, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Citizen Science: Learn, Observe, Preserve
North Carolina Botanical Gardens   

An overview of citizen science and how to get started turning your curiosity about the natural world into a record of observations that not only supports science and conservation but also connects you to a thriving natural history community. Noon-1 p.m. This program is free but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

July 22, Belmont, N.C.
Bonsai 101
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Perfect for beginners and anyone curious about exploring a new hobby. This class will increase your confidence with bonsai and provide the opportunity for hands-on learning with a tree of your own to take home. Learn basic care including winter protection, fungus, and pest prevention. 10 a.m.-noon. $80 (members receive a 15% discount).  For more information or to register, call 704-825-4490 or visit dsbg.org.

 

July 24, Raleigh, N.C.
Summer Vegetable Garden Woes
JC Raulston Arboretum

A brief overview of the insects and diseases that attack your summer veggie garden and how to fight back organically. 10-11:30 a.m. Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum, Wake County Extension Master Gardeners, NC State University students (with ID), and department of horticultural science faculty and staff; all others $5. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu.

 

July 24-28, Durham, N.C.
Plant It, Grow It, Eat It
Sarah P. Duke Garden

Plant, tend, harvest, and taste fruits and vegetables in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Each day will include hands-on work time and play time in the garden. Rising K-2nd grades. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. $200 per week. For more information or to register, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

July 29, Lake City, S.C.
Gardening in the South
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

From red clay to sandy soils, deer to slugs we’ll cover a range of garden problems and how to deal with them as well as discuss design, maintenance, and of course plants in this fun and fast-paced talk. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $25 per person. Email Rebecca Turk at rturk@moorefarmsbg.org to reserve your spot or call 843-210-7582.

 

July 29, Raleigh, N.C.
Japanese Maple Grafting Workshop
JC Raulston Arboretum

Tim and Matt Nichols will discuss and demonstrate grafting techniques and assist each participant as they graft their own plants. 8:30 a.m.-noon. This workshop is limited to 15 participants. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu.

 

July 31-August 4, Durham, N.C.
Art And Science
Sarah P. Duke Garden

We will observe nature closely, record our observations in words and pictures, and experience beauty in the place where art and science meet. Have fun with hands-on experiments and learn the science of color and form to make expressive artworks. Rising K-2. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. $200 per week. For
more information or to register, call 919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

July 31-Aug 4, Clemson, S.C.
Time Travelers Camp
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Join us at the Hunt Cabin and learn survival skills needed in the19th century. Learn how to build a cabin, cook on an open hearth, track animals, make period clothes, and more! For children 6-12 years old. 8 a.m.-noon. $90 per half-day session. For more information, contact Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or watts9@clemson.edu.

 

August

 

August 4, Rock Hill, S.C.
All Round Ups Not Created Equal
Glencairn Garden Learning Center

Round-up is a widely used product by many homeowners but there are many variations at garden centers – which one do you choose? Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will be discussing how these products work. 11 a.m. Free and open to public. For more information, call 803-684-9919 or visit clemson.edu/extension/york.

 

Aug 5-Oct 29, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition
Brookgreen Garden

The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. This exhibit is on display in both galleries and is free with garden admission.

 

August 7-11, Durham, N.C.
Artists In The Gardens
Sarah P. Duke Garden

Use the garden for inspiration and as a source of unusual materials as we explore habitats, uncover wildlife, and identify plants. Experiment with various mediums, learn new techniques, and collaborate to express yourself. Rising 3-5 grades. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. $200. For more information, call
919-668-1707 or email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

 

August 10, Kernersville, N.C.
A Curated Tour of our Tropical Garden
Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

Join us at 6:00 pm for the Summer Thursday Lecture at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main Street in Kernersville.  The lecture, given by Adrienne Roethling, PJCBG Garden Curator, is FREE to Members of PJCBG or a $5 donation for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, visit our News and Events page at www.cienerbotanicalgarden.org.

 

August 11, Columbia, S.C.
Twilight in the Garden: A Bug’s Life
Riverbanks Zoo

Explore Waterfall Junction then enjoy a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk (Waterfall Junction will open at 6 p.m. and close just prior to the start of the movie). Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Cost: $3 Riverbanks members / $5 general public.

 

August 11-12, Raleigh, N.C.
Juried Print Competition
JC Raulston Arboretum

Adults and youth can submit original photographic prints of garden or plant related subjects. Distinguished judges will determine the winning images and cash awards will be presented. The winning prints along with the judges’ favorites will be displayed at the arboretum during the month of September. Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – entries accepted; Saturday 7-8:30 p.m. – opening reception. $20 for adults, $10 for youths. Each entrant may submit a limit of two entries per registration. Each participant is limited to one registration. $5 additional fee if not pre-registered by July 31. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit www.jcra.ncsu.edu.

 

August 12, Raleigh, N.C.
Propagation Workshop
Plant Delights Nursery            

The day-long hands-on workshop will cover an amazing array of propagation techniques including seed, cuttings, divisions, plant breeding, and darn near everything but grafting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $170. For more information, visit plantdelights.com or call 919-772-4794.

 

August 12, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Using Citizen Science Tools to Identify Plants and Butterflies
North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Learn the basics of photographing flora and fauna for identification, identifying butterflies and host plants in our area and using the free iNaturalist website and app for recording, sharing and organizing your natural history observations. Includes a field trip to nearby Mason Farm, where we’ll break into small groups to practice making butterfly and host plant observations for the Mason Farm Butterfly Project. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee is $32 ($30 Members) and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

August 17, Lake City, S.C.
Creating and Canning Chutney
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

In this class you’ll travel through canning process hands-on from start to finish, learning many tricks along the way. Everyone will leave with a homemade jar of delicious peach chutney, along with recipes to try at home. Sallie Dent Porth, Founder & Canner-in-Chief of Sallie’s Greatest, will lead the class using her canning expertise. After the class, she’ll offer some of her award winning jams to sample and sell, so get your taste buds ready. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and there is a fee of $35 per person. This class registration is limited to the first 18 people, so register quickly. If you have any special needs for the class, please contact Rebecca Turk at  843-210-7582. Classes are for beginners, but folks with canning skills are welcome to join and learn some new tricks too. Email Rebecca Turk (rturk@moorefarmsbg.org) to reserve your spot.

 

August 17, Raleigh, N.C.
Photography Walk
JC Raulston Arboretum

Susan Bailey will discuss and explore ways to make your images unusual. 10-11 a.m. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required by contacting Chris Glenn at 919-513-7005. For more information visit jcra.ncsu.edu.

 

August 19, Greensboro, N.C.
Bee Friendly to Bees Day
Cooperative Extension

Learn about pollination and beekeeping with a live beehive display, build a bee hotel, and tour the pollinator garden. This family-oriented event is free, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, contact the N. C. Cooperative Extension at 336-641-2400 or visit guilford.ces.ncsu.edu.

 

August 26, Lake City, S.C.
Home Composting Made Easy
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

From making traditional compost bins to vermicomposting, Brendan Huggins will show you all you need to know. Brendan will teach you the importance of compost, soils, materials, and steps to create beautiful compost and many tips of the trade. 9:30 a.m.-noon. $15 per person. Class size is limited to 25 people so register quickly! Email Rebecca Turk at rturk@moorefarmsbg.org to reserve your spot or call 843-210-7582.

 

August 26, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Veni, Vidi, Vici! Latin for Botanists
North Carolina Botanical Gardens

We will explore scientific names that are mischievous, historic, honorific, wrong, descriptive, and just plain fun! And no verbs will be conjugated. 10 a.m.-noon. Preregistration is required and the fee is $24 ($22 members). For more information or to register, visit ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

August 27, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Saving Our Seeds Exhibit Reception
North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Join the staff of the NC Botanical Garden for the exhibit and reception for their four-month series of programs and exhibits about the importance of seeds with a kick-off presentation by Amanda Faucette, NCBG conservation botanist. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free, preregistration required. For more information and to register, visit ncbg.unc.edu or call 919-962-0522.

 

August 28, Raleigh, N.C.
Therapeutic Horticulture
JC Raulston Arboretum

Rieppe Hendrick, Wake County Extension Master Gardener, will describe horticultural therapy techniques. 10-11:30 a.m.  Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum, Wake County Extension Master Gardeners, NC State University students (with ID), and department of horticultural science faculty and staff; all others $5. For more information, visit jcra.ncsu.edu.

 

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