| Swedish and German gardens are focus of the Sept. 18 program at the JC Raulston Arboretum. |
Above: Hovdala Manor Park and Orangery, Sweden. Photograph © Hovdala Slott.
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC.
Plantsmen's Tour: "Vines"
Sept. 2, 9–10:30 a.m. & 6–7:30 p.m.
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture: "The Land of Tall Blondes and Weiner Schnitzel—A Horticultural Exploration to the Gardens of Germany and Sweden"
Sept. 18, 7:30-9 p.m.
Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture: "Lesser-known Native Plants of the Southeast"
Sept. 27, 10 a.m.
Larry Mellichamp, UNC-Charlotte.
Autumn Festival in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, Sept. 28 at Duke Gardens. A traditional Japanese Tea Gathering in the Durham-Toyama Sister Cities Japanese Pavilion. Photo by Jon Gardiner, Duke Photography.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St., Durham, NC.
http://gardens.duke.edu/events. Please call 919-668-1707 to register.
Extension Gardener Series: Turf
Sept. 4, 6:30-8 p.m.
Charles Murphy, Master Gardener volunteer.
Grass is one of the most difficult plants to grow in our area, and many of us struggle to achieve a beautiful lawn. Extension Master Gardener Charles Murphy will discuss optimal lawn care for our Piedmont climate and soil. He will introduce you to the best maintenance methods and untangle the confusing range of lawn care products. This class is part of the Extension Gardener Series with Durham County Master Gardeners, sponsored in partnership with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service: Durham County Center. Free drop-in event. No parking fees after 5 p.m.
Plants of Distinction: Gorgeous Grasses
Seeds of the Future
Forum members free with annual membership; $10 per meeting for non-members payable to the Durham Garden Forum. For membership information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. No pre-registration necessary. Parking is free.
Extension Gardener Series: Rain Gardens
Sponsored in partnership with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service: Durham County Center.
Free drop-in event. Free parking after 5 p.m. Registration requested at 919-668-1707 or email@example.com.
Timed tickets will be issued at the Durham-Toyama Sister Cities Teahouse for limited, small groups to experience a brief tea sampling; plan to go there first to pick up your ticket. Sponsored in partnership with Duke University Asian/Pacific Studies Institute.
Free drop-in activities for all ages; adult chaperone required. Activities include:
• Martial arts demonstrations
• Kamishibai storytelling
• Tea gatherings at the Durham Toyama Sister Cities Tea Pavilion
• Traditional drumming demonstrations
Location: The W.L. Culberson Asiatic Arboretum; please follow signs to each activity.
Free drop-in event. Parking fees apply.