Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Upcoming programs available at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Upcoming programs available at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Please call 919-668-1707 for complete program information or to register

Youth and Family programs

For children ages 8-10; adult chaperone required
Uncover the mysteries of magnets as you conduct experiments and explore the property of magnetism.
Learn to make a compass, paint with magnets and become a magnetic performer.
Saturday, Feb 25, 1-2:30 pm.                                       Participant Limit: 12
Location: Doris Duke Center                                       Fee: $6; Friends $5

           NATURE’S KAZOOS
For children ages 5-7; adult chaperone required
What was that noise?! Explore sound and vibration in the garden.  Learn how other animals produce
and perceive sound and make some instruments of your own.  
Saturday, March 10, 10-11:30 am.                             Participant Limit: 12
Location: Doris Duke Center                                       Fee: $6; Friends $5

NATURE STORYTIME: Free drop-in book club
For children ages 3-7, adult chaperone required
Celebrate the season with a story read aloud to the group out in the Gardens.  Each story relates to
the season or garden spot, lets read together and then discuss the garden connection. Please go to
our website the Monday before class to see an announcement of the book to be read that week.

1st Saturdays, April 7, May 5, June 2, 10:30-11:30 am.     

           3rd Thursdays, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, 10:30-11:30 am.
Location: TBA at the front desk in the Doris Duke Center.

Adult and Certificate Programs

GREAT PERENNIALS FOR THE GARDEN BED sponsored by the Durham Garden Forum
Presented by Edith Edelmann
Edith was the curator/co-curator of the Perennial Border at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh
for 20 years.  She was the co-designer of the original Perennial Allee at Sarah P. Duke Gardens along
with Doug Ruhren.  Edith has also completed designs for many public gardens including: Calloway Gardens
in Georgia, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in North Carolina, Berkshires Botanical Gardens in Massachusetts,
Brookside Gardens in Maryland and Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville, North Carolina - awarded in
2011 as the Perennial Plant Associations’ Landscape Design Award.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.                                                  No pre-registration required
Location: Kirby Horton Hall at the Doris Duke Center       Fee: Durham Garden Forum event,free to forum members and their guests / $10 general public 
Stefan Bloodworth, Curator, or Katherine Magowan, Horticulturist, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Explore wild North Carolina in these walks through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Join staff, or guest experts,
on the first Thursday of every month for discussions of seasonal interest. New discoveries await you, blooming native plants,
natural design strategies, ecology and a fresh appreciation of the services delivered by a well-functioning world. Please dress
for the weather. 
First Thursdays,                March 1,                                              Participant Limit: 15
April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, 11 am.-noon.            Fee: $5; Friends free
Location: Meet at the entrance Blomquist Garden  (registration required)
Parking fees apply

Jason Holmes, Curator of the Doris Duke Center Gardens, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
This class introduces you to spectacular plants that offer a distinct ornamentality. Sign up separately for each session to
learn a new group of beautiful and useful plants, or take all four sections.
Section b: Wednesday, March 7, 1-3 pm.
                      SPRING GEOPHYTES
Section c:  Wednesday, May 16, 1-3 pm.
                       ALBA: White foliage and flowers
Section d:  Wednesday, July 18, 1-3 pm.
Location: Doris Duke Center                                                       Participant Limit: 15
Home Horticulture Certificate Elective                                 Fee: $25; Friends $20.

Paul D. Jones, Curator of the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, and Michelle Rawlins, Horticulturist, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
The Asiatic Arboretum holds many fascinating plants, displayed in beautiful and ever-changing combinations. Join our expert
staff as they guide you to several little-known garden spaces and unique plants. You will enjoy the arboretum in an entirely new way.
Friday, March 9 and/or Friday, April 13, 10 am.-noon.     Participant Limit: 15
Location: Doris Duke Center                                                       Fee: $5; Friends free
Parking fees apply        (registrationrequired)

 Each day the Gardens inch closer to the spring burst of activity.
The Paperbush are showing color, the Witchhazels are in
bloom, we are just waiting for the first bloom of the new Akebono
Cherry trees lining the entry allee.

As you walk down this path and look up you will see the Chapel –
or look ahead to the Roney Fountain all through a cloud of
pink Akebono cherry blossoms, it will be a spectacular spring

Please call if you have questions or suggestions.
I can be reached at the numbers below.
Program registration can be called in to 919-668-1707 or emailed

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