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September 2020

32nd Annual Sculpture in the Garden

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - December 6 @ 5:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Free

Sunday, September 13 to Sunday, December 6, 2020 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays (normal Garden hours) $5 suggested donation; no reservation necessary Each fall, Sculpture in the Garden unites the work of local artists with the curated landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. This year's show features over 60 installations by 41 North Carolina artists. From steel to ceramic, tiny to massive, and abstract to figurative, there’s something for everyone; all ages are welcome. Most sculptures are…

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October 2020

Fall Garden Walks

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$5

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.

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
$13

with Sam Sather, BSN, MS, C-IAYT, eRYT, Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020; Rain Date: Tuesday, November 3 - please also reserve this date when registering Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Fee: $13 ($12 Members) Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Children’s Wonder Garden. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in…

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Fall Garden Walks

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$5

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.

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WILD Ideas for Wildflowers

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden and Triangle Land Conservancy at this free collaborative virtual event: Wild Ideas for Wildflowers! What makes a flower wild? And which ones have what it takes to thrive in the Triangle? Let’s grow beyond a color palette and create landscapes that have cultural and ecological relevance in our backyards, nature preserves, and beyond. Please join us for a night to ground ourselves in the power of plants and see what takes root! Wild Ideas…

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Fall Garden Walks

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$5

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.

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Hike: Peak of Autumn at Penny’s Bend

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, Old Oxford Rd
Durham, NC United States
$18

with Ed Harrison, Naturalist Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee: $18 ($16 Members) Explore the fall landscape of this 84-acre natural area in northeast Durham, and learn about how the Garden manages this unique property. Surrounded on three sides by the Eno River, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve encompasses mature forests and prairies with regionally rare plants. Much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear…

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November 2020

Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture: Heirloom Seeds – Saving Stories, Preserving Biodiversity

November 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Interest in growing organic and sustainable gardens has skyrocketed during the pandemic, evidenced by shortages of seeds and vegetable starts. Join us as visionary seed saver, storyteller, and former NCBG volunteer Ira Wallace explores how tradition, taste, place, and storytelling work to preserve biodiversity, regional food traditions, and seed saving. She will share stories of seeds and the gardeners who save them for great heirloom varieties like Greasy beans, Cherokee Purple, and Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter tomatoes. Ira Wallace is…

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Local Trees

November 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$90

This six-hour course is perfect for those just beginning their study of trees or for recent transplants to the NC Piedmont who want to identify the common deciduous trees in their backyard gardens and neighborhoods. Students spend time outdoors, walking in the Garden or on the Piedmont Nature Trails, learning about common trees, how to identify them, and understanding why they grow where they do. This fall, this class will be offered as a blended program: half of the class…

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Lichens

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$90

with Eimy Rivas Plata, Lichenologist Lichens (lichenized fungi) are symbiotic organisms that consist of fungal, algal and/or bacterial partners. Among the first life-forms to live on land, lichens have occupied nearly every habitat on Earth and grow on many of the surfaces of our environment. This class introduces students to the fascinating world of lichen biology, the dazzling diversity of the local lichen flora, and their importance as indicators of environmental health. Includes lecture, demonstrations, and a foray out into…

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