Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Events from Johnson Co Community College

Please join us as we continue our lecture series through the summer!  Remember, you must preregister for all classes, trips, tours, and workshops.  To reserve your space, please call Lin Frye (919) 209-2052 or Minda Daughtry (919) 209-2184.  Space is limited so plase call early to insure your registration.

6/6 - Sarah P. Duke Gardens - Patterson's Mill Country Store
Arboretum Mobile Unit - 8:00-2:00pm - $15 - Lunch on Own.

We'll have an opportunity to learn
about the history of Duke Gardens as well as tour
the entire gardens - from the visitor center plantings
to the Terraces, Asiatic Gardens and
Blomquist Natural areas. Beautiful
flowering plants, quiet ponds, shade
beds and so much more will be featured on this tour. After lunch, we'll
visit Patterson's Mill Country Store - a turn of the century doctor's
office, pharmacy and country store. A great place to relive the past!

6/12 - Bluebird Hill Farm - Bennett, NC
Arboretum Mobile Unit - 8:00-5:00pm - $35 - Lunch

Join us as we visit this USDA Certified Organic
Farm specializing in herbs, vegetables, cut flowers, native
plants, farm crafts and foods. We'll begin with a tour of the
farm, picking herbs along the way. The herbs collected will
be fashioned into our luncheon meal. Afterwards, we'll learn
about lavender and have an opportunity to use this fragrant herb as well as bring
home recipes. A day of delicious and delightful touring!

6/20 - Fearrington Gardens
Arboretum Mobile Unit - 8:00-5:00pm - $15 - Lunch
on Own - Old Granary Restaurant.

These beautiful grounds are filled with small gardens, cutting beds,
specimen trees, fountains and more. We'll tour the
gardens as well as view the old barn and famous belted
Galloway cows. There are some wonderful shops to
visit including McIntyre's Books, and we'll eat at the
Old Granary Restaurant. A wonderful day to relax!

6/27 - Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo
Arboretum Mobile Unit - 7:00-6:00 pm (approximate
return time) - $20 Boxed Lunches Included.

These gardens are located on the same site where the colonists first landed.
The entire garden is filled with history and beauty and
are based on those of the colonial period with azaleas,
dogwood, herbs, bulbs, roses, and more. We'll stop en
route to enjoy our boxed lunches, saving a bit of time so
we can enjoy a leisurely exploration and tour of the gardens.
Some features we'll see: 6th century-style gazebo overlooking Roanoke Sound,
Marble statue of Virginia Dare carved in Italy by Maria Louisa Lander, Ancient live
oaks thought to be more than 400 years old , Sunken Garden with antique Italian
fountain, Shakespearean Herb Garden, Queen's Rose Garden & the Queen Elizabeth
Rose, given to The Elizabethan Gardens by Queen Elizabeth II, the world's largest
bronze statue of HRH Queen Elizabeth I.

Lin Frye, Director
JCC Arboretum

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