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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.

September9/3/2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Native Plants for Pollinators
Spaces Remaining: 125
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: 171
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.

9/19/2015
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sculpture in the Garden Preview Party
Spaces Remaining: 496
Be the first to enjoy the Garden's signature event! Our Preview Party will highlight the natural interplay between fine art and garden finery. Come meet the sculptors and celebrate the award winners. Jennifer Edwards, curator for the Bechtler Museum in Charlotte, NC will serve as this year's juror and award Best in Show and the Merit Award. Guests will have the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award and to be the first to purchase pieces helping raise funds to support the NC Botanical Garden. September just got Cooler! $40.00 ($35.00 members)

9/20/2015
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Caterpillarology – The Study of Pollinator Precursors
Spaces Remaining: 1
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: 3
Join us for a special two-part lecture with Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke: Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships, Doug Tallamy Doug Tallamy explains why specialized food relationships determine the stability of the local food webs that support animal diversity, its importance to restoring life to residential properties, and how to re-establish our landscapes’ living ecosystems. The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, Rick Darke Rick Darke looks at landscape layers from ground cover to canopy and suggests ways to conserve them in home gardens. Presentation features authentic illustrated examples of residential gardens that double as wildlife havens. FREE! Pre-registration required. Limit 200. Book signing at 1:00-1:45pm, prior to the lecture. Books for sale in our Garden Shop.

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.

10/4/2015
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Piedmont Wildlife through the Seasons
Spaces Remaining: 49
Photographer Mary Sonis chronicles a year of wildlife walks in North Carolina with photos of local wildlife that live in the Piedmont. This nature and wildlife photography program reveals the rich diversity of wildlife in our State. Fee: $15 ($10 NCBG members). Limit 50.

 
 

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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