Recurring

Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. 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 the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

$13

The Wonderful World of Weeds: Virtual

Virtual

One man's weed is another man's wildflower! What are some of the weeds that have snuck their way into our lives? And how can we best evict them when they’re unwanted? This course will focus on natives, native edibles and resources available. Great for beginners and experienced gardeners alike!

$18

Peak of Autumn at Penny’s Bend

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC

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. 

$18

Foodscaping with Native Plants: Cool Season Edition – Virtual

Virtual

Thoughtful design and management of landscapes is more important than ever as concerns of climate, water quality and invasive plants increase. Brie will discuss how to create a cool season foodscape using native plants mixed food crops. The best organic products are featured and easy, earth friendly maintenance strategies are highlighted. Learn about native edible plants and the pollinators they attract that aid in ecological restoration. Get inspired to see the potential every landscape offers by transforming them into purposeful spaces that embrace solutions to modern day landscape practices.

$26

Virtual Lunchbox Talk: More Than A Garden: What the Garden Writings of D’Arcy McNickle Tell Us About Indigenous Encounters with Settler Colonialism

Virtual

D’Arcy McNickle (1904-1977) is one of the twentieth century’s most important American Indian writers, intellectuals, and political actors. In addition to authoring several classic works of fiction and history, he played a vital role in reforming federal Indian policy and cultivating a generation of young activists from the 1930s to the early 1970s. While much has been written about his novels, the diary he kept during these years has been almost completely overlooked. At first glance, it doesn’t tell the stories scholars expect to hear about his life—a life typically cast as “a search for identity between Indian and white worlds.” This talk takes a closer look at his garden writing—one of the things that has caused the diary to be dismissed—and finds in it a crucial window into not only his experiential world but also one Indigenous person’s means of grappling with settler colonialism. In these ways, we will see that McNickle’s garden writing is about “more than a garden.”

Virtual Lecture: Indigenous Herbs and Foodways of the Lumbee and Cherokee Tribes

Virtual

With Arvis Boughman, Author, Lumbee Indian Tribe Member ; Robert RedHawk Eldridge, Cherokee and Sappony Storyteller Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Venue: Zoom webinar Free; preregistration required During this talk, Mr. Arvis Boughman will discuss plants and herbal remedies that members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina have used for centuries in the...

Free

Fitch Lecture: North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC

During this special lecture, Bland Simpson will read from and speak about his new book, North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky. He will present and discuss photographs from the book, with help from the photographers, including his wife Ann Cary Simpson and Tom Earnhardt. Reception and book-signing to follow. Named in memory of...

Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Venus Flytrap Champions

Virtual

Much of North Carolina’s Venus flytrap territory is privately owned. Debbie Crane of The Nature Conservancy will describe the Venus Flytrap Champions, a program that works to help private landowners identify and manage flytrap habitat. Landowners in the Carolinas with Venus Flytrap on their property can play a significant role in maintaining the remaining Flytrap populations and preventing the loss of this fascinating, management-dependent species. The Nature Conservancy is one of many organizations participating in this new program.

Annual NCBGF Membership Meeting

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC

All members of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation are cordially invited to attend the 2021 Annual Membership Meeting to meet new board directors and hear the state of the Garden. Visit our website for a full agenda. We hope to see you there! This meeting will be held on Zoom. The link for the...