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Upcoming Event
9/10/2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
How to Create a Bird-Friendly Yard Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 16
Are you ready to transform your yard into a bird sanctuary? Learn what birds need in your yard during all parts of their annual cycle, from raising babies in the spring to migrating south in the winter. You'll learn about the four food groups for birds and how to provide shelter. This workshop is equally helpful for large yards and tiny yards. You’ll get a printed copy of Audubon North Carolina’s list of 400 recommended bird-friendly native plants with full details on each one. This workshop is perfectly timed so that you can walk out of the workshop with a wish-list of bird-friendly native plants, and head straight for the NCBG Plant Sale to buy them!
9/14/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fourteen Ferns for Fun
Spaces Remaining: 7
Take a walk through the Garden for an introduction to our common native ferns. You will learn about their fascinating life cycle, tips for propagation and uses in the home landscape, and ways to distinguish and remember these graceful native plants. Fee: $12 ($11 NCBG Members)
9/18/2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Native Seed Propagation
Spaces Remaining: 5
Intended for all levels, students learn seed propagation techniques for native perennials and woody plants. Topics include seed collection methods, post-collection handling, cleaning equipment and techniques, seed storage, seed sowing techniques, sowing media, cultural requirements of seedlings, and dormancy requirements. No prerequisite. Fee: $32 ($29 NCBG members)
10/1/2016 10:00 AM
CLAWS in the Garden – Raptor Photography at the North Carolina Botanical Garden
Spaces Remaining: 29
Photographers have a unique opportunity to have close access to native raptors in the natural setting of the NCBG. These beautiful bird species are made available by CLAWS, Inc., a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals through education and rescue and rehabilitation. Participants visit several stations in small teams and have adequate time with each species to obtain quality images. CLAWS provides knowledgeable staff and volunteers at each station. Species available for photographs may include Great horned owl, Screech owl, Barred owl, Barn owl, Red-tailed hawk, Red-shouldered hawk, Coopers hawk, and American kestrel.
10/22/2016 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Therapeutic Horticulture: An Introductory Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 6
This full day workshop provides an overview of the theory and practice of therapeutic horticulture. Participants learn how to use plants, gardens and nature as a therapeutic tool for health and well-being, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health. We will discuss ways to integrate therapeutic horticulture into various settings for people of all ages and abilities.
11/5/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Learn Your Backyard Birds!
Spaces Remaining: 15
You been seeing and/or feeding birds in your backyard for a long time, but never learned what species they are. Come to this class ready to learn your backyard birds. There will be a classroom session on identifying backyard birds and then we will proceed to the NCBG bird blind (built by the New Hope Audubon Society) to look at and identify the birds. Bring your binoculars. If you have questions, please contact Tom at
11/12/2016 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Introduction to Mushrooms
Spaces Remaining: 9
This course is intended for a broad audience as an introduction to mushrooms, including their identification, ecology and cultivation. Session includes classroom discussion on the basic taxonomy of fleshy fungi and a foray to a nearby forest. Bring your lunch. No prerequisite. Fee: $70 ($65 NCBG members)
12/10/2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Basics of Bird Photography
Spaces Remaining: 10
Join local photographers and bird enthusiasts, Mary Sonis and Mike Dunn, for a morning program on how to improve your bird photography. There will be instructional time in the classroom on basic equipment, tips, and techniques, followed by time in the Garden to practice what you have learned. Bring a digital camera, comfortable walking shoes, and dress for the weather. Fee: $20 ($18 members)