March 3 – 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., March 5, 1 – 5 p.m.: Open Garden Day at Juniper Level Botanic Garden, 9241 Sauls Road, Raleigh. There are only eight weekends each year in which this 28-acre campus filled with 22,000 plants is open to the public without a prior reservation request. Check out the adjacent Plant Delights Nursery while you’re there. Cost is free. https://jcra.ncsu.edu
March 4, 10 a.m. Pruning Seminar and Demonstration, Fairview Garden Center, 8224 Holly Springs Road, Raleigh. Upcoming classes on Saturday mornings include Mole & Vole Control, Creating Curb Appeal, and my personal favorite, How Not to Kill a Plant. Cost is free. http://fairviewgardencenter.com/about/classes-events/
March 4, 9 a.m., Orchids are Easy, 9 a.m., Gardening for Newcomers, 10:30 a.m., Starting Seeds Indoors, 11:30 a.m. at Atlantic Avenue Garden Cente, 5217 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh. Orchids are Easy is $5. Other classes are free. Weekly classes offered. Visit http://www.atlanticavenuegarden.com/gardening-classes-raleigh/ for more information.
March 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Plantsmens Tour “Bulb Madness” at JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Learn about common bulbs in the area. No advance reservation required. Free for members, $5 for guests. Tour begins at the Vistor Center. https://jcra.ncsu.edu
March 11, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Miniature Garden Make & Take Workshop, Homewood Nursery, 10809 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. A hands-on class where you’ll learn to make your own mini garden and then create one to take home! Cost is free, but registration deadline is March 8th. http://www.homewoodnursery.com/eventsnew
Later this Spring:
April 21 – 23 and April 28 – 30, Herbfest 2017, Wake Forest, NC. Annual event. Visit http://www.herbfest.net/index.php.
28th Annual Historic Oakwood Garden Tour & Tea. Tickets sold in advance. 10 a.m., noon, 2 pm. and May 7, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Visit http://www.historicoakwood.org/garden-tour-tea/ for more information.
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