Into the Fairy Hill: Classic Folktales from the Scottish Highlands

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

This is the first anthology of Scottish Highland folktales collected before the early twentieth century that offers fresh and accessible translations in contemporary English and extensive commentary about Scottish Gaelic oral tradition in general as well as about each individual folktale. The original Scottish Gaelic texts, drawn from a wide variety of rare and obscure sources, are provided in an appendix. These tales have the unique power of opening windows into the daily lives, world-view, and cultural creativity of Scottish Highlanders in a way that no other sources can.

Second Saturday Tour

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

From March to November, join our skilled volunteer Garden Guides on the second Saturday of the month for a guided tour of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Each month offers a glimpse into what’s happening in our unique native plant gardens – from spring wildflowers to fall color – and what makes the NCBG one of the premier conservation gardens in the US. Tours are one (1) hour and space is limited! Please register each member of your party separately.

$6

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Botanical Birthrights & Bitter Roots: African American Herbal Medicine in the American South

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

As enslaved Africans were brought to North America, they transported environmental and medicinal knowledge alongside familiar plants. As African people, beliefs, and practices encountered Indigenous and European people and plants, a distinct variety of ethnomedicine emerged and allowed African Americans to both covertly and directly confront oppression. This talk will explore the basics of archaeobotany and will present a case study that illustrates how multidisciplinary lines of evidence can highlight historical instances of human resilience and resistance.

Little Sprouts: It’s Pumpkin Time!

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

For ages 3-5 with participating caregiver. Pumpkin, pumpkin, on the ground, how'd you get so big and round? Learn about pumpkin life cycle and uses, enjoy stories, explore the garden for signs of fall, and decorate a mini-pumpkin to take home!

$10

Little Sprouts: It’s Pumpkin Time!

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

For ages 3-5 with participating caregiver. Pumpkin, pumpkin, on the ground, how'd you get so big and round? Learn about pumpkin life cycle and uses, enjoy stories, explore the garden for signs of fall, and decorate a mini-pumpkin to take home!

$10

Coker Arboretum Tour

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

Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum curator Margo MacIntyre. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.

$6

Field Sketching

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

Take your sketchbook outdoors and reconnect with plants in their natural environment. In this course, students are encouraged to shed old habits and try new techniques as they travel through the variety of gardens and habitats at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Through a combination of guided exercises and free experimentation, students discover new ways of seeing plants, new problem-solving skills, and a refreshing way of thinking about layout and color. Several media are used, from ballpoint pen to watercolor to pencil.

$210

Beginning Watercolor: Virtual

Virtual

In this class, students are introduced to watercolor and learn basics techniques such as flat and graded washes. Students learn to paint various simple shapes (spheres and cylinders) and a small botanical subject.

$210

Fall Family Funday!

Celebrate the fall season with a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on nature activities at the Garden! Meet carnivorous plants, enjoy live animal encounters, craft a leaf crown and magic wand, win a prize at the “plant walk”, go on a scavenger hunt, play nature games, and more. Locopops and other snacks will be available for purchase.

$5

Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Long Mountain Slopes, and Unique Protected Plants of the Uwharries

Virtual

Inside the Uwharrie National Forest, lies Long Mountain Slopes, a NC Plant Conservation Program Preserve. The Long Mountain Preserve is a 233-acre property composed of mature hardwood forest and a variety of native plant species including two species of concern, Mountain Camellia and Piedmont Indigo Bush. Long Mountain Slopes was purchased in 2004 from the Blair family by Three Rivers Land Trust, previously known as The Land Trust for Central North Carolina, which is a non-profit organization that has been working to conserve special natural areas, family farms, rural landscapes, and historic places since 1995. In 2005, the tract was placed under a conservation easement and transferred to the NC Plant Conservation Program.