|Monticello gardens. Photo by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.|
NC Botanical Gardens
Location: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m.
Join us for this special free program on a fall Sunday! Peter Hatch will discuss the various themes that defined Thomas Jefferson’s interest in gardening and the natural world, the restoration of the gardens and landscape at Monticello over the last 50 years, and how the fruits, flowers, and vegetables Jefferson cultivated have evolved over the last two centuries. Hatch is the author of “A Rich Spot of Earth”–Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. This lecture is free but advance registration is required.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC
Oct. 3, 7:30-9 p.m.
Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture: “Spring Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge"
October 19, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Tim Alderton, JC Raulston Arboretum
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St Durham, NC 27708
http://gardens.duke.edu/events. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.
Learn about spectacular plants that offer both beauty and functionality with Jason Holmes, curator, and Lindsey Fleetwood, horticulturist, Doris Duke Center Gardens, Duke Gardens. Please note this is one of four programs in the series. Sign up separately for each session to learn a new group of beautiful and useful plants, or take all four sessions. $7; $5 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. Discount available to register for all four sessions. Information: 919-668-1707. Location: meet at the Doris Duke Center. Participant limit: 15. Horticulture Certificate elective course (1.5 hours each).
Autumn fest in the Discovery Garden with activities for the entire family. Drop-in activities, information stations, displays and resources will include a salsa tasting contest, sack races at 1 and 2 p.m., SEEDS with seed bombs and the pollinator game, a plant a seed activity, taste a rainbow, storytime in the garden, Master Gardeners with plant information and advice, the Beekeeping Club of Durham and more. Free admission. No registration required. Parking fees apply. Information: 919-668-1707.
Enjoy a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where, as a guest to Tea, you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy the aesthetics, poetry, and serenity of this rich tradition over an enticing bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection. Guests will meet at the Doris Duke Center to be escorted to the teahouse for these intimate gatherings. Information/registration: 919-668-1707. Participant limit: 10. Location: Meet at the Doris Duke Center. $40; $30 Gardens members and Duke students/staff.
|Dried arrangements are made for autumn tables!|
Each participant will work with Theo Roddy, floral designer, and create an individual flower arrangement in each class; no cookie-cutter designs here! You will sharpen your design skills, learn of resources to purchase flowers, use flowers from your own garden and create a seasonal floral design. Students supply flowers (fresh or silk), a container, and tools. A supply list and more information will be provided prior to each class. All other materials will be supplied in class. This is the second of four sessions, register for one or for all. $50; $40 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. Discount available if registering for all four classes. Information/registration: 919-668-1707. Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens greenhouse classroom. Participant limit: 20 (minimum 6).
Membership is $25 for the year (which runs April – March) or each lecture is $10. No preregistration is required. Contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Tony Avent, of Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Gardens, to learn about some fantastic new plants.
South Regional Library, 919.560.7409