Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – UPCOMING EVENTS

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AUGUST

Tai Chi for Health
August 15, 10am-11:30am
Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held indoors or outside depending on the weather. Fee. Pre-register. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

Nothing Could Be Finer: North Carolina Gardens
August 15, 7:30pm
Garden speaker Pam Beck will talk about what’s special in North Carolina Gardens. Gardeners Of Wake County meeting. Open to all. Refreshments at 7pm. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. gardenersofwakecounty.org.

Yoga in the Garden
August 16, 6pm-7pm
Grab your yoga mat and come rejuvenate at our peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery. Improve your flexibility, build strength, ease tension, and relax through posture and breathing techniques for beginners and experts alike! Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and an open mind to enjoy this all-levels class! If you do not own a yoga mat, limited quantities will be available to borrow. Fee. Pre-register. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

Photography Walk – Abstract
August 17, 10am-11am
We will discuss and explore ways to make your images have unusual impact from using slow shutter speeds and camera movement to zooms. Presented by Susan Bailey, Susan Bailey Photography. Fee. Pre-register. 919-513-7005. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. jcra.ncsu.edu.

Third Thursday: Latin Soiree
August 17, 5pm-9pm
Anna Fiore is back at the Garden to dance and immerse you in Latin culture. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. This is a family friendly event so bring the whole
family. Fee. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

Wine & Whimsy: Dandelion
August 17, 6pm-8pm
This painting class is a perfect date night or girl’s night out. Materials provided. Wine, beer and snacks are available for purchase to enjoy while painting your masterpiece. Fee. Pre-register. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

Garden Storytime
August 18, 10am-11am
Join us for a morning of outdoor garden fun. We will explore the gardens together to find the perfect spot to spread our picnic blankets for garden stories and crafts. Suggested for ages three to five. Please plan to stay with your child as parents/caretakers participate with children. Fee. Pre-register. 919-513-7005. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. jcra.ncsu.edu.

Honeybee Day
August 19
At the State Farmers Market, Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org.

Dry Creek Design and Installation
August 19, 10am-11:30am
Dry Creeks are the hottest landscaping trend in solving water problems. They are practical, but they can also be beautiful. Super-Sod’s Shannon Hathaway, and stone mason Daniel Medina will give you design tips, stone selection advice, and demonstrate how to build a dry creek that helps solve your water problems and looks like a natural river bed. FREE and open to all skill levels. Pre-register at 919-219-9233 or shathaway@supersod.com. Super-Sod of Cary, Cary.

Fairy Garden Workshop
August 19, 10am-11:30am
In this class, Anna will provide you all the information you need to create a fairy garden that will do well in your specific environment. Fee includes instruction and soil. All plants and accessories are extra. Pre-register. Garden Supply Company, Cary. gardensupplyco.com.

Back to School Day – Paint & Plant a Pot
August 19, 11am
Paint a pot, plant up your pot, learn about orchids (or-kids!), and more. Fee. Atlantic Gardening Company, Raleigh. 919-878-8877. atlanticgardening.com.

Worm Harvest Party
August 19, 1pm-3pm
Separating worms and castings is always more fun in a group! We’ll supply the snacks, you supply a clean container to take your castings home. Free, pre-register at reclink.raleighnc.gov. 919-996-2760. Walnut Creek Wetland Park, Raleigh.

Introduction to Botanical Art and Illustration
August 19, 1pm-4:30pm
This half-day class explores the history of botanical illustration, shows examples of various types of botanical illustrations and botanical art, describes the coursework for the Certificate in Botanical Illustration, and introduces the instructors. It is required for ALL students beginning the NCBG certificate program but is open to anyone. No prerequisites. Fee. Pre-register. 919-962-0522. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill. ncbg.unc.edu.

Arboretum Guided Tours
August 20, 2pm
Join one of the JCRA’s volunteer tour docents and learn about the Arboretum’s plants, people, history, future, and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA’s collections and gardens. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. jcra.ncsu.edu.

Make a Low Cost Hoop House
August 20, 2pm-4:30pm
Enjoy theTriangle Area Gardeners & Homesteader’s class about making a low cost garden hoop house that can be used for year round crops. Class includes constructing a simple walk in hoop house. The methods taught will include design for you to make your own version at different sizes and different levels of complexity. Fee. Atlantic Gardening Company, Raleigh. 919-878-8877. atlanticgardening.com.

Tai Chi for Health
August 22, 10am-11:30am
Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held indoors or outside depending on the weather. Fee. Pre-register. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

Yoga in the Garden
August 23, 6pm-7pm
Grab your yoga mat and come rejuvenate at our peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery. Improve your flexibility, build strength, ease tension, and relax through posture and breathing techniques for beginners and experts alike! Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and an open mind to enjoy this all-levels class! If you do not own a yoga mat, limited quantities will be available to borrow. Fee. Pre-register. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

Unwelcome Visitors: Spiders and Snakes in Your Yard
August 24 6:30pm-8pm
Learn about which snakes and spiders are common in our area, and which ones pose a danger to humans and pets. Fee, pre-register at reclink.raleighnc.gov. 919-996-2760. Walnut Creek Wetland Park, Raleigh.

Veni, Vidi, Vici – Latin for Botanists
August 26, 10am-12noon
Get to know the origins and meanings of the Latin names of plants. We explore scientific names that are mischievious, historic, honorific, wrong, descriptive, and just plain fun! No verbs will be conjugated. Fee. Pre-register. 919-962-0522. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill. ncbg.unc.edu.

Arboretum Guided Tours
August 27, 2pm
Join one of the JCRA’s volunteer tour docents and learn about the Arboretum’s plants, people, history, future, and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA’s collections and gardens. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. jcra.ncsu.edu.

Therapeutic Horticulture
August 28, 10am-11:30am
Cohosted by the Extension Master Gardeners and the JC Raulston Arboretum. Presented by Rieppe Hendrick, Wake County Extension Master Gardener. Fee. Pre-register. 919-513-7005. JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh. jcra.ncsu.edu.

Tai Chi for Health
August 29, 10am-11:30am
Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held indoors or outside depending on the weather. Fee. Pre-register. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

Yoga in the Garden
August 30, 6pm-7pm
Grab your yoga mat and come rejuvenate at our peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery. Improve your flexibility, build strength, ease tension, and relax through posture and breathing techniques for beginners and experts alike! Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and an open mind to enjoy this all-levels class! If you do not own a yoga mat, limited quantities will be available to borrow. Fee. Pre-register. Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville. capefearbg.com.

SEPTEMBER

Herbs as Medicines, Culinary Cures, Poultices, and More
September 3, 2pm-4:30pm
A class on making use of the herbs you grow as foods, and as medicines and household non toxic chemicals. Fee. Atlantic Gardening Company, Raleigh. 919-878-8877. atlanticgardening.com.

Ask the Experts: Fall is for Planting
September 9, 9am-10am
Spring may be special, but fall is fabulous for planting. Turfgrass, spring-blooming bulbs, cool-season vegetables, perennials, trees, and shrubs can all be effectively planted in the fall. Come ask our experts, Sharon and Julie, about how to best execute your fall planting exploits! Attendees will receive a complimentary $5 off coupon towards the purchase of plants and products to get your project started. Fee. Pre-register required. Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop, Raleigh. 919-828-5337. logantrd.com.

Upcycling & Recyling: Making Things from Junk
September 10, 2pm
Did you know you can use an old soda or water bottle to clear clogged drains? Eggshells to help an upset stomach? You can make a solar oven from old takeout containers? Heaters from flower pots? candle holders from metal food cans? Learn to make things from scrap & save yourself money doing it. A Triangle Area Gardeners and Homesteaders workshop. Fee. Atlantic Gardening Company, Raleigh. 919-878-8877. atlanticgardening.com.