Cool/Cold Season Vegetables for Fall Harvest or Over-Wintering
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Cool/Cold Season Vegetables for Fall Harvest or Over-Wintering

Join Veggie Queens Faye and Lynn to learn about the remarkable variety of tasty vegetables (including root crops and greens) that can be happy and healthy when the temperature drops and your tomatoes and squash are all but memories. It's also the time to plant crops that will rejuvenate your soil over Winter as well as those that can be harvested early next summer. We will also be offering tips on what to do with your garden when it is too cold to get out there.

This workshop is FREE. Sign-up is required to ensure enough seating, seating capacity is limited to 30 people. Please register in the store on via our contact form. 

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Planting For Success: Tree and Shrub Care with Leaf & Limb
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Planting For Success: Tree and Shrub Care with Leaf & Limb

Join Craig Blackmar, one of Leaf and Limb's expert Treecologists, for a workshop about the essentials of proper planting. The talk will be followed by a Q&A about trees and shrubs. 

You are welcome to bring in clippings of trees and shrubs with disease or pests problems for help with diagnosing! 

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Sign-up is not required but encouraged so we know how many people to expect. 

 

 

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KIDS WORKSHOP! Flower Petal Art w/ Teacher Tara
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

KIDS WORKSHOP! Flower Petal Art w/ Teacher Tara

Art is all around us! Join us to discover and create using natural materials. Kids will explore patterns and colors while making a sun catcher and bookmark to take home or give as a gift. Sign up at the store or via our contact form

*Sign-up is required to insure we have enough supplies. Space is limited to 10 kids - all ages are welcome. 

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Shade Gardening Seminar
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Shade Gardening Seminar

Instead of looking at the "shadow-zone" as a problem, it's time to see it as an asset. This presentation with Master Gardeners Susannah and Mary will introduce you to the factors that allow certain plants to adapt to shade and will suggest a variety of plants that will fill your shady landscape with lush foliage and great color variations.

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to reserve a spot!
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KIDS WORKSHOP! Butterfly Science
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

KIDS WORKSHOP! Butterfly Science

Join Teacher Tara as we investigate the science of butterflies! Kids will learn about a butterfly’s life cycle, participate in an exciting science experiment, and make a butterfly feeder to take home! Recommended for children ages 6-12 but all ages are welcome.

Please sign up via our contact form, in person at the store, or by calling the store! Sign up is required to assure we have enough supplies.

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Pollinator Workshop w/ Lee
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Pollinator Workshop w/ Lee

Join Lee Moore Crawford of Lee Attracting Birds and Bees and Hana Lee Flower Design to learn how to transform your outdoor areas into bird and pollinator habitats.  We will create a small plotting map and learn about plants and practices that will support birds bees and butterflies.   Whether you're an avid gardener or just a patio and lawn keeper, there are things you can do to help our local birds and bees!

$35 fee to register (includes 2 pollinator plants to take home)

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Container Gardening: Method, Material & More!
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Container Gardening: Method, Material & More!

*CLASS IS FULL*

Container gardens enable anyone to participate in gardening, America's favorite pastime. Come learn the basic method to growing almost anything and also walk away with plant and design ideas. 

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to let us know how many people are attending! 

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Preparing your Garden for Spring: Container Gardening and Vegetable Beds with Good Dirt!
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Preparing your Garden for Spring: Container Gardening and Vegetable Beds with Good Dirt!

Come join Suzy and Al Newsom to learn more about how to make the most of your plants in a container. Learn about why Good Dirt helps your plants have bigger blooms, healthier roots and faster growth. They will also be sharing how to amend your vegetable beds step-by-step so you can get the most out of your harvest!

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to let us know how many people are attending! 
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Perennials: Pollinators & Color
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Perennials: Pollinators & Color

Join Master Gardeners Faye and Lynne as they give recommendations for seasonal selections of reliable year-round plants to keep your garden colorful and alive with pollinators from Spring through Fall. They will also cover varieties for both your sunny and shady areas as well as some deer resistant options.

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to let us know how many people are attending! 

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Veggies: What, When & How
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Veggies: What, When & How

Join Master Gardener Robin Barth and get up-to-date information about choosing a garden site, soil testing and amendments, planting guides and all-around care and feeding of a well-rendered vegetable garden. Whether you're new to Durham, new to vegetable gardening or restarting a disused one, this is the advice that will help you succeed.

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

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Houseplants 101
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Houseplants 101

Join Katherine and Sara as they walk through a few simple steps to get you started on your houseplant oasis. 

This workshop is great for folks looking to try their first indoor plant and don't know where to start - or - for those who have lost plants in the past and are tentative to try again (it's happened to all of us...) - OR - if you're just interested in learning more about basic houseplant care!

This event is FREE and includes a coupon you can use towards a houseplant on the day of the workshop! Sign up via our contact form, in store, or drop in day-of. See you soon, plant fanatics. 

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Halloween at DGC!
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween at DGC!

Wear your costume to the garden center to receive 20% off all purchases! People and dogs of all ages are welcome to participate! 

Sale offered 10.31.17. Costume must be present at time of purchase to redeem savings. Sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Managing Super Pests In Your Yard with IPM
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Managing Super Pests In Your Yard with IPM

Join Master Gardeners for another educational workshop at the garden center! Integrated pest management is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. You will gain an understanding of the 5 major principles and practices of IPM to help you maintain a healthy and happy landscape.

 

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Worms at Work- Vermi-Composting Workshop
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Worms at Work- Vermi-Composting Workshop

Join Brian Rosa & Ellie Gleason from BE N.O.W. for an interactive hands-on workshop structured to be fun and informative! They will teach details of successful Vermicomposting- a wonderful, sustainable way to create nutrient-rich and biologically active compost for your garden. A simple, elective, convenient method of reducing waste, just help the worms do their thing! Go home equipped with knowledge, a tip sheet, your own vented bin stocked with ½ lb. of Red Wiggler Worms ready to work for you!

Registration is $50 or 2/$65

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 COMPOST HAPPENS! - DIY Backyard Compost Class
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

COMPOST HAPPENS! - DIY Backyard Compost Class

Come together for a fun and informative hands-on class, where you'll learn quick & easy methods for turning ordinary kitchen scraps, farm residuals & yard waste into compost. Brian Rosa, Organics Waste Solutions Specialist, will teach you the necessary components of successful composting, including: setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance, and utilizing finished compost. Discover how to reduce waste and enhance the health of your soil and gardens. 

Visit Brian's website for more information: http://beneworganicworld.com/index.html

RSVP to managers@durhamgardencenternc.com

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Leaf & Limb Tree Care
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Leaf & Limb Tree Care

Have questions or concerns about your trees and shrubs? Need some advice or want to learn how to get started in your garden? Our friends from Leaf & Limb Tree Care Service will be joining us in the garden to answer any and all of your questions, as well as offer insight into their company mission and values. Bring cuttings or pictures of your plants for diagnoses or just stop by their table to chat!

To RSVP email: managers@durhamgardencenternc.com, or call: 919-384-7526

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Tomatoes & Okra - A Match Made In Gumbo
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Tomatoes & Okra - A Match Made In Gumbo

Master Gardener Catherine Urich is an accomplished gardener, beekeeper and lover of tomatoes. Join us for her presentation on growing Tomatoes and Okra in your apartment, on your patio, or in your garden! Catherine will share her experiences growing up in a farming family and growing everything they ate, in addition to canning or freezing vegetables, and making marinara sauces with her granddaughter in the winter months. Join Catherine at Durham Garden Center to ensure your best yield out of your tomatoes and okra this season!

To RSVP email: managers@durhamgardencenternc.com, or call: 919-384-7526

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Tantalize Your Senses With Herbs
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Tantalize Your Senses With Herbs

Master Gardeners Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson, also known as “The Veggie Queens”, will discuss how to grow herbs in containers for year-round enjoyment. Herbs, in combination with veggies and flowers offer endless possibilities for the home, apartment or balcony gardener!

To RSVP email: managers@durhamgardencenternc.com, or call: 919-384-7526

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