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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!

September9/12/2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Gardening for Pollinators
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
NC is home to more than 500 species of native bees. These beneficial insects are essential to the maintenance of our gardens and the environment. More than 85% of all flowering plants need bees or other pollinators to help them reproduce and bear fruit! This workshop will help you recognize some native bees, understand their relationships with plants, and support them with bee-friendly gardens. Appropriate for novice gardeners, but something for everyone—including plants to take home! Fee: $15 ($10 members)

9/26/2015
9:30 AM - 10/24/2015
Landscape for Life
Spaces Remaining: 15
Saturdays September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 9:30am - 12:00pm Harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape. Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. Conventional gardens often work against nature. They can damage the environment's ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change, and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth-including us. The good news is that even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. It's possible to create a great–looking garden that's healthier for you, your family, your pets, and the environment-and that saves you time and money. Topics will include successful soil, water, plant and materials practices with emphasis on native plants. Also, consider registering for a valuable and subsequent course, Home Landscape Design Workshop, scheduled to begin October 31, 2015. Fee: $150 ($140 NCBG Members)

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.

10/31/2015
9:30 AM - 11/7/2015 12:30 PM
Home Landscape Design Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 16
2 Saturdays, Oct 31, Nov 7; 9:30am-12:30pm The workshop addresses the typical challenges of homeowners in this area. Participants learn how to approach a landscape design project and how to implement a plan with sustainable materials. Specific topics include analysis of the property, functional flow, public and private areas and “rooms” will be discussed. You will receive a list of native plants frequently used in home landscapes. Fee: $50 ($45 NCBG Members)

November11/21/2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fanciful Birds Holiday Tour Ornament Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 19
Learn a new craft for the holidays! Please join us for this fun workshop, creating fanciful birds from natural materials that will adorn our Holiday Tree. Free. Preregistration required. Limit 20.

January1/23/2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The DO's and Some Don'ts of Pruning
Spaces Remaining: 19
This is an informative workshop on the fundamentals of pruning. Participants are instructed on the different types of pruning equipment and safety, the best pruning techniques, and the proper time to prune. The primary focus is, but not limited to, trees and shrubs. Pruning is a beneficial horticultural practice for the overall health of plants, as well as, stimulating new growth and flowering. Fee: $30.00 ($27 NCBG Members). Limit 20.

February2/21/2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Ready for Spring: A Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Spaces Remaining: 20
Get ready for spring! We are excited to have the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) as the learning laboratory for this workshop in our Home Gardening Series. This workshop covers what vegetables to plant for a spring garden; when to start planting; how to grow your own vegetable seedlings; tips on protecting plants from freezing; and how to get a large harvest from a small space. Following the workshop, plan on staying to volunteer with the CCCG volunteer corp! Fee: $18.75 ($17 NCBG members; Free to UNC Students) For directions to the garden site: http://ncbg.unc.edu/carolina-campus-community-garden/ ) The workshop itself will be held in the library of the Newman Catholic Student Center located at 218 Pittsboro St. in Chapel Hill. Parking is available behind the church. Plan to meet at the Church. CCCG is located nearby. Limit 20.

April4/9/2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weeds 101
Spaces Remaining: 20
Every gardener and homeowner can tell you what they consider to be a weed. Too often, one person’s weed is another creature’s critical food source or shelter, while another person’s prized plant might be the next ecological disaster. Discussion will include a brief history of weeds and their impact on ecosystems and our economy. This workshop focuses on ways to identify your weeds and strategies for their management, whether they be friend or foe. Management practices include time-tested approaches and some new techniques we employ here at NCBG, with an emphasis on environmentally responsible gardening. Participants are welcome to bring in their own specimens for identification. Fee: $25 ($22.50 NCBG members) Limit 20.

 
 

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

NORTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN
phone: 919-962-0522 
fax: 919-962-3531
general email: ncbg@unc.edu
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