Friday, March 31, 2017

April and May Calendar of Triangle Gardening Programs

"Gala in the Garden" will be held Sunday, May 7 at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Photo by the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, April 1, 8-12 p.m.

I Need a Plan: The Fundamental Steps to Create a Garden: Patterns in the Garden
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30-9 p.m.

Extension Gardener Series with Durham County Master Gardeners: Tomato, Toma(aah)to
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.

Cooking from the Garden: Cooking with Flowers
Monday, April 10, 6-8 p.m.

Plants of Distinction: The Terraces Preview
Thursday, April 13, 2-3:30 p.m.

Durham Garden Forum: Plant Propagation
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 8-11 a.m.
Satursday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 27, 3-5 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 6:30 -8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8 p.m.
Thursday, May 18, 3-5 p.m.
Thu,rsday May 25, 3-5 p.m.
JC Raulston Arboretum

Saturday, April 1
Raulston Blooms! A Garden Festival for All Ages
9:00 am–4:00 pm
17th Annual Birdhouse Competition  
9:00 am–4:00 pm
JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Available
9:00 am–4:00 pm

Tuesday, April 4
Plantsmen's Tour: "Lindens, Hornbeams, and More"
1:00 pm
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
John Meyer, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Department of Entomology, NC State University

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture “You Can’t Make a Living with a Specialty Mail Order Nursery”
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm 
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Gardens

Sixth Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Monday April 10, 2017 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Sunday, April 16, 2017 – 1:00 pm–4:00 pm 
Welcome spring this year with the Sixth Annual Spring Egg Hunt!

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture  
Matt Mattus, President, North American Rock Garden Society
Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.

Plant and Garden Photography
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Mondays, April 17 through May 15, 2017 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers: “Pollinator Gardens” 
Monday, April 24, 10:00 am
Leah Dail and Karen Kattman, Wake County Extension Master Gardeners

Landscape Potential VI: Activating the Backyard  
Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.
Preston Montague, Landscape Designer and Botanical Illustrator

Plantsmen's Tour: "Gala in the Garden Sneak Peek"
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, May 2, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Gala in the Garden
Sunday, May 7, 3:30 pm–7:00 pm
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture and Book Launch:  "Gardening in the South"
Thursday, May 11, 7:30 pm
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, May 22, 10 a.m.
Rhonda Sherman, Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University and Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Propagation Workshop  
Saturday, May  27, 9 a.m.
Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Trillium: Hidden Treasures of the Southeastern Woodlands
Saturday, April 1, 9:30 -12:30 p.m.

FREE Garden Tour: Loving Leaf Out
Saturday, April 1,10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Get Ready for Summer: An Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Sunday, April 2, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Plant this (Natives), Not That
Saturday, April 8, 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants
Sunday, April 9, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Principles of Conservation Biology
Saturday, April 15, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

EARTH DAY Green Building Tour: Tour of the LEED Platinum Education Center
Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Book Review: Thirty Year Plan: A Book from Orion
Thursday, April 20, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Battle Park Tour: A Day in the Life of an Urban Natural Area Manager 
Sunday, April 23, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Nature Journaling: Plants and Pollinators
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Nature Journaling – Techniques and Materials
Saturday, May 6, 1:30-4:30 PM

Pen and Ink Media Exploration 
Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 PM to 6/6/2017 4:30 PM

Who’s Attracted to Native Plants? Pollinator Diversity in a Suburban Yard
Thursday, May 11, 12 - 1 p.m.

National Public Garden Day: Celebrating NCBG Gardens and Natural Areas
Friday, May 12, 11:00 AM to 3:45 PM

Local Deciduous Trees
Saturday, May 13, 9:30 AM to 5/20/2017 12:30 PM

Penny’s Bend Wild Blue Indigo Hike
Saturday, May 13, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Mother’s Day Walk at Mason Farm
Sunday, May 14, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Flowering Plant Families
Friday, May 19, 9:30 AM to 6/16/2017 12:30 PM

Caterpillars Count - Citizen Science Workshop for Educators
Friday, May 19, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Global Warming – Where We Stand
Thursday, May 25, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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