Sandhills Horticultural Society Summer Events

Register by emailing landscapegardening@sandhills.edu

or call Tricia Mabe at 910-695-3882

Growing Garlic

June 8 (Thursday) 10AM to Noon – Ball Visitors Center

Instructor Norma Burns will teach you how to plant, grow and harvest garlic – plus a “hands on” cooking demonstration. Horticultural Society Members $15, non-members $20.

Create a Birdbath

June 16 (Friday) 10AM to Noon – outside Steed Hall, Sandhills Community College

This popular workshop will be conducted by Pat Banville. Pat will show participants how to create a cement birdbath in the shape of a leaf. All materials will be furnished. Horticultural Society Member $25 non-members $35. Space is limited. Please register by June 9.

Lunch & Learn

June 26 (Monday) Noon to 1PM – Ball Visitors Center, FREE

Tim Emmert, Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative, will talk about the challenges and opportunities of this very popular program. Bring your lunch, the Gardens will provide drinks.

Finger Painting Flowers

July 20 (Thursday) 10AM to Noon – Ball Visitors Center

Local artist Magda Sonderfan will demonstrate how easy it is to paint on canvas using your fingers. Participants will take home their own painting of blue hydrangeas. Price includes an 11” x 14” canvas, paints and expert instruction. Horticultural Society Members $30, non-members $40. Space is limited. Please register by July 14.

Lunch & Learn

July 24 (Monday) Noon to 1PM – Ball Visitors Center, Free.

Jon Davis, Wild Birds Unlimited, will give you tips on how to attract more birds to your backyard habitat. Bring your lunch, the Gardens will provide drinks.

Children’s Treasure Trail

August 26 (Saturday) 9AM to Noon – Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, FREE

Join us for a morning of fun for kids. All ages are welcome but the event is geared to ages 5 to 12. There will be crafts – painting garden stones and face painting. Plus educational programs – learning about pollinators, snakes, gems, minerals and planting veggies. Watch hummingbirds get banded and learn about honey bees. There will be music and refreshments.

Lunch & Learn

August 28 (Monday) Noon to 1PM – Ball Visitors Center, FREE

Bill Barber, Washington Co. NC, will talk about growing and propagating camellias. His collection has had over 60 camellia varieties, including his first, a “Professor Sargent” from the 1950’s. Bring you lunch, the Gardens will provide drinks.

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