Evergreen Wreaths with Orlaya Flora
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Evergreen Wreaths with Orlaya Flora

Join Orlaya Flora for a workshop on how to create an evergreen wreath with elements from your garden! Vines for wreath bases, evergreen foliage and dried flowers from their farm will be provided.

Katherine and Katie will walk you through all the steps you need to make a beautiful, unique wreath. You are encouraged to bring a few interesting seed pods, berries, feathers etc. from your garden to add some extra intrigue to your wreath!

Registration is $40. Cash payments can be made in-store prior to day of workshop.

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Holiday Open House!
Nov
8
3:30 PM15:30

Holiday Open House!

Join DGC to celebrate the holidays! Refreshments + activities! Kids workshop & evergreen wreaths with Orlaya Flora!

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Join Orlaya Flora for a workshop on how to create an evergreen wreath with elements from your garden! Vines for wreath bases, evergreen foliage and dried flowers from their farm will be provided.

Katherine and Katie will walk you through all the steps you need to make a beautiful, unique wreath. You are encouraged to bring a few interesting seed pods, berries, feathers etc. from your garden to add some extra intrigue to your wreath!

Registration is $40. Cash payments can be made in-store prior to day of workshop.

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Make Ornaments with Tara! All ages & free.

Registration is encouraged to ensure we have enough supplies! You can register online via our contact form or by calling the store.

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PLANTING FOR SUCCESS: TREE AND SHRUB CARE WITH LEAF & LIMB
Oct
20
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 free 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 WAS RESCHEDULED. If you registered for the previous workshop time, please register again. Sign-up is encouraged so we know how many people to expect. You can sign-up in-store or online via our contact form.

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Top 10 Perennial Medicinal Herbs for the NC Piedmont
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Top 10 Perennial Medicinal Herbs for the NC Piedmont

Join herbalist Ricky Bratz of Cazimi Healing for a discussion on her favorite perennial medicinal herbs to include in a homegrown medicine garden. We will cover both shade and sun loving plants. Come sip some herbal tea and learn how to grow these useful plants, their many medicinal gifts, and how to prepare them for your personal use. Handout included. 

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Sign-up is not required but encouraged so we know how many people to expect. You can register in-store or online 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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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.

CLASS IS FULL!!

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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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