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 GIFT CERTIFICATES
Spaces Remaining: 9999
Share your love for the mission of the North Carolina Botanical Garden with a gift certificate in the amount of your choosing. Gift certificates never expire and can be used toward registration in any of our hundreds of programs, or even toward enrollment in one of our certificate programs!

June6/10/2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pollinator Garden Tours at Chatham Mills
Spaces Remaining: 200
Wednesdays, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, and Sept 9; 5:30–6:30pm Tours of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be led by Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos and are FREE, open to the public, rain or shine. Meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro. For more information: http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-gardentours/. FREE, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

August8/12/2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pollinator Garden Tours at Chatham Mills
Spaces Remaining: 200
Wednesdays, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, and Sept 9; 5:30–6:30pm Tours of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be led by Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos and are FREE, open to the public, rain or shine. Meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro. For more information: http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-gardentours/. FREE, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

8/20/2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Butterflies, Science, and You: Observing Butterflies as a Citizen Scientist
Spaces Remaining: 169
Butterflies are some of the most well-known and best understood insects on the planet, but there are still gaps in our scientific understanding of butterflies and the role they play in our environment. You can help! By becoming a citizen scientist, making simple observations of butterflies, and reporting what you see online, you can make valuable contributions to our overall understanding of butterflies and the important pollination services they provide. Learn about the many ways that you can get involved in butterfly research and help conserve these beautiful animals well into the future. FREE, pre-registration required.

September9/3/2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Native Plants for Pollinators
Spaces Remaining: 156
Learn about some great native plants that will help support pollinators in your home landscape. This talk focuses on native perennials and shrubs that provide nectar and pollen throughout the growing season, host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars to feed on, and grasses and other cover plants to provide habitat. FREE, pre-registration required.

9/9/2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pollinator Garden Tours at Chatham Mills
Spaces Remaining: 200
Wednesdays, June 10, July 8, Aug 12, and Sept 9; 5:30–6:30pm Tours of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden will be led by Agriculture Extension Agent Debbie Roos and are FREE, open to the public, rain or shine. Meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro. For more information: http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-gardentours/. FREE, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

9/13/2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bee Health in an Urban Landscape
Spaces Remaining: 185
We live in an increasingly urbanized world. This talk will describe how suburbanization of the landscape has affected bee biodiversity in Raleigh and Durham, NC and the pollination services bees provide to wild growing plants. We will explore landscape features associated with the conservation of native bee biodiversity, and how we can use garden plantings to conserve bee health and biodiversity. FREE, pre-registration required.

9/20/2015
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Caterpillarology – The Study of Pollinator Precursors
Spaces Remaining: 12
Join local naturalist Mike Dunn as he shares some of the secrets of the lives of local caterpillars. Many species of butterflies and moths are important pollinators. But, in addition to plants that provide nectar, they also need host plants for their caterpillars (many are quite specific) to complete their life cycle. Learn more about the fascinating larval stage of these important Learn about some great native plants that will help support pollinators in your home landscape. This talk focuses on native perennials and shrubs that provide nectar and pollen throughout the growing season, host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars to feed on, and grasses and other cover plants to provide habitat. $15.00 ($10.00 members)

9/27/2015
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Jenny Elder Fitch Lecture: The Living Landscape
Spaces Remaining: 79
Join us for a special two-part lecture with Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke: Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships, Doug Tallamy The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, Rick Darke Tallamy will explain why plants evolved in concert with local animals to provide for their needs, why these specialized relationships determine the stability of local food webs, and why it is important to restore life to our residential properties. Then, Darke with explore the richness of life through the richness of the landscape's layers. From ground cover to canopy, Darke will suggest ways to conserve, create, and manage home gardens that are beautiful, diverse, joyfully livable, and double as homes for wildlife. Book signing at 1:00-1:45pm, prior to the lecture. Books for sale in our Garden Shop. FREE, pre-registration required.

October10/2/2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
NCBG ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE – Members' Night Preview (You can become a member at the gate!)
Spaces Remaining: 200
Members' Night: Friday, Oct 2; 5:00pm–7:00pm Open to Public: Saturday, Oct 3; 9:00am–12:00pm The public and NCBG garden members are invited to a second day of the NCBG annual fall plant sale. A large selection of southeastern native perennials, woody shrubs and trees, vines, ferns, and carnivorous plants propagated and grown by our very own horticulture staff will be for sale. Non-members can become members by making a donation at the entrance to the sale to receive members' 10% discount on all plant purchases. Proceeds benefit the horticulture department and fund several part-time garden staff positions. No registration required.

10/3/2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NCBG ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE (open to the public and NCBG members)
Spaces Remaining: 200
Members' Night: Friday, Oct 2; 5:00pm–7:00pm Open to Public: Saturday, Oct 3; 9:00am–12:00pm The public and NCBG garden members are invited to a second day of the NCBG annual fall plant sale. A large selection of southeastern native perennials, woody shrubs and trees, vines, ferns, and carnivorous plants propagated and grown by our very own horticulture staff will be for sale. Non-members can become members by making a donation at the entrance to the sale to receive members' 10% discount on all plant purchases. Proceeds benefit the horticulture department and fund several part-time garden staff positions. No registration required.

 
 

For questions about particular courses (pre-requisites, supplies, materials, inclement weather, etc.) please contact the instructor.

For questions about the Certificate Programs (either Botanical Art and Illustration or Native Plant Studies) please contact the Director of Education:
email: easterli@email.unc.edu
p
hone: 919-962-9460

For questions or feedback about registration, please contact the Registration Assistant: 
email: ncbgregistration@unc.edu
phone: 919-843-8524

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phone: 919-962-0522 
fax: 919-962-3531
general email: ncbg@unc.edu
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