North Carolina Botanical Garden


Weeds 101

with Ainsley Briggs, NCBG Horticulturalist

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Date: Wednesday, November 7

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Fee: $22 ($20 Members)


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, 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 specimens for identification. 



About the Instructor

Ainsley Briggs is a horticultural technician at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Ainsley manages The Children’s Wonder Garden at NCBG and has worked extensively in all other areas of the Botanical Garden. Having a background in greenhouse growing and professional gardening throughout Orange and Durham County, she has abundant knowledge of nursery plants, native plants, exotic invasives and common weeds.

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