Garden Clubs, Plant Societies, Birding Meetings in the Triangle
Bluebirders of Wake County
Meets quarterly. Members are dedicated to bluebird conservation within Wake County, North Carolina. The club also works to conserve secondary cavity nesting wild song birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The meeting is free and open to the public. Chapel in Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh. 919-787-5248.
Chapel Hill Garden Club
Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30am. Meetings include guest speakers. Field trips to local gardens. N.C. Botanical Garden, Visitor Education Center, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.
Each month features a mum growing topic with hands-on activities. Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 1pm. Meetings include guest speakers on chrysanthemums plus door prizes. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. Email Joan Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Durham Council of Garden Clubs
An umbrella organization with 10 garden clubs in Durham County.
Eastern North Carolina Iris Society
Meetings throughout the year, guest speakers, iris displays and sale. Guests welcome.
Fuquay-Varina Garden Club
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm. Meetings feature speakers. Guests welcome. Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club building, 602 N. Ennis St., Fuquay-Varina.
Gardeners of Wake County
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm, except when they hold special events. Refreshments, horticulture program. Guests welcome. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.
Herb Society of Wake County
Meets the last Thursday of the month (except November and December) at 7pm. Speakers, seed sharing, craft workshops, herbal refreshments. Guests welcome. Commons Building or Agricultural Services Building, Wake County Office Park, Carya Drive, Raleigh.
Japanese flower arranging club. Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 1pm. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson, Durham. 919-668-1707.
NC Gourd Society
The oldest gourd club in the country. For growers and crafters. All welcome. Four meetings per year, time and place to be announced on www.ncgourdsociety.org Local groups meet more frequently for craft workshops such as birdhouses, planters, pocketbooks, lamps.
North American Rock Garden Society – Piedmont chapter
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30 am/Social, 10am/Meeting. September, October, November, January, February, March, and April. Meetings include a guest speaker and a plant auction. Fee charged. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh.
North Carolina Native Plant Society – Triangle chapter
Monthly nature walk, usually on Sunday, during the school year. Meet at the Reid Garden to carpool at 1pm. Work day at the Reid Garden held on the second Saturday of the month, 9am-12noon.
Raleigh Garden Club
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 11am, Sept-June. Luncheon, garden program. Guests welcome. Reservation required for lunch ($16). NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Rd, Raleigh.
Raleigh Hemerocallis Club
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm, February-October. Guests welcome. Powell Drive Community Center, 740 Powell Dr., Raleigh.
Raleigh Rose Society
Meets monthly. Program includes speakers. Guests welcome.
Steel Magnolias Garden Club – Zebulon
Meets the first Tuesday of each month September-June, 6:30pm Social, 7pm Meeting. Garden programs including speakers, field trips, workshops on garden projects for the home. Guests welcome. Contact Nancy at 919-404-0259. Zebulon United Methodist Church, 121 W. Gannon Ave, Zebulon. (steelmagnoliasgardenclub.org)
Triangle African Violet Society
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:30am, year-round. Topics include learning to grow and show African Violets and Gesneriads, propagating leaf cuttings and more. Bring a brown bag lunch. Guests welcome. Call Libbie at 919-362-8532 for meeting location.
Triangle Camellia Society
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings feature current blooms, speakers and discussion on camellia culture. Guests welcome.
Triangle Bonsai Society
Meets the first Sunday of every month at 1:30 PM. Meetings include guest speakers, demonstrations, workshops and refreshments. Held at 4011 Carya Dr., Raleigh, NC 27610, Commons Building, Wake County Office Park
Triangle Orchid Society
Meets 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm, year-round. Refreshments, program, orchid display. Guests welcome. Doris Duke Center, 426 Anderson St., Durham. 668-1707. (www.triangleorchidsociety.org).
Two Green Thumbs Garden Club
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30pm from September-May. Knightdale Baptist Church, Knightdale.
Wake Forest Garden Club
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30am, September-May. Refreshments, gardening program. Guests welcome. Wake Forest Community House, 133 West Owen Ave, Wake Forest.