Volunteer Information/Orientation Sessions in Oct. & Nov.

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Interested in volunteering at the Gardens?  Come to one of 5 volunteer information and orientation sessions (held at the greenhouse with Teri) this fall.  Just email to sign-up for a session. Whether you just want to learn more about opportunities or are already ready to dig-in, this is where to begin.

Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 1- 3 pm

Friday, Oct. 24, 10 am – noon

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1-3 pm

Friday, Nov. 21, 10 am – noon

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1-3 pm

For a bit more information.

Fall Plant Sale, October 17-18

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Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Fri & Sat, October 17-18th, 9 am – 3 pm
Preview Sale for Members, Oct. 16, noon-5 pm.

Don’t miss other local plant sales, as well.  CPCC Horticulture on Oct. 3 & 4 and Wing Haven Gardens, Oct. 17-18. Download a flyer for your frig!

Planting shrubs and perennials in the cooler days of autumn is great for both gardener and garden (the plants get some good roots established for strong growth in the spring).   So, come shop from our outstanding selection of natives, and choice selection of woodies and perennials, plus some favorite cool-weather annuals.  Staff and volunteers will be ready to answer questions and make suggestions.  All proceeds support the operations of the Botanical Gardens.  Parking attendants will be on hand to direct parking and entry into lot for plant pick-up. Cash, check, and Mastercard/Visa accepted.  See you at the sale!

Children’s Program, Sunday, October 26, 1:30-3:00

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oleander seedsSunday, October 26, 2014
1:30 – 3:00 pm at the McMillan Greenhouse
Ages 4-8

“Plant Costumes”    Celebrate the changing colors of autumn.  Learn about how trees change their “costumes” in fall before shedding leaves for the winter.  Create your own mask using natural materials and a rhododendron stick wand – join in Nature’s fall festival!

$5 per participant.
Program is limited to 12 children — register by emailing Kathy at kzimmer1@uncc.edu

Native Plant Class Offerings

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Registration for the second half of 2014 is open. Please spread the word around to your acquaintances, gardening neighbors and colleagues, so that they have an opportunity to sign up before it is too late.

Summer and Fall 2014 class schedule

To learn more about the Certificate in Native Plant Studies Program please view the Native Plant tab on the home page.  For questions and registration email Esther Carrasco at ecarras1@uncc.edu