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Upcoming Event
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fall Garden Walk
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Join us for a leisurely guided walk through our unique native plant gardens and learn about some seasonal highlights – from what’s in bloom to fall color – as well as what makes the NCBG a conservation garden. Walks led by our trained Garden Guides. Please dress for the weather and in comfortable shoes for walking outdoor pathways. Meet in Entry Breezeway. Best suited for adults and children ages 10 & up. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. *All participants must wear a mask during the walk.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peak of Autumn at Penny's Bend
Event is Full
A two-mile hike through the fall landscape of this 84-acre natural area in northeast Durham. Surrounded on three sides by the Eno River, Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve encompasses mature forests and prairies with regionally rare plants. Explore the fall scenery as you learn about how the Garden manages this unique property. Much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring a walking stick, insect repellant and water. Meeting spot supplied upon registration. $18 ($16 Members)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Autumn Wildflowers at Battle Park
Spaces Remaining: 7
Take in Battle Park’s full autumn glory while we cover woodland wildflowers and talk about their value to wildlife – from insects to large mammals – at all stages of their life histories. From their sources of sustenance to the habitat they create for all kinds of critters, wildflowers are truly amazing.