Morning Yoga in the Garden

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

Start your day with 60 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The morning class will be held outside along the Streamside Trail (refer to map for parking and class location). You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of early morning in the garden as the teacher 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

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Connecting Ecosystems for Wildlife and Plantlife Biodiversity Conservation

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

Preserving and/or creating wildlife corridors between and among core natural areas is essential for biological diversity conservation. Emphasis is often placed on wildlife, but we all know that animals depend on plantlife for food, shelter, and general habitat. Plants, like animals, must migrate across the geographic landscape, interbreed to maintain genetic diversity, respond to environmental change, and adapt to new environments. In this presentation I will discuss the importance of wildlife corridors for all species, but with an emphasis on plants. I will also provide information on the national, regional, and local efforts to ensure conservation connectivity.

Hora de Cuentos – Spanish Story Time

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

¡Disfruta de una edición especial de la hora de cuentos para comenzar el mes de la Herencia Hispana! Acompáñanos y disfruta de cuentos, rimas, y canciones en español con la bibliotecaria Maira. Este programa familiar es recomendado para una audiencia de 2 años en adelante. La hora de cuentos es gratis y se lleva a cabo el aire libre en el Children's Wonder Garden.

Fall Plant Sale: Members’ Sale Group A

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

To improve the member experience at our busy Fall Plant Sale, we're trying something new for our Members' Sale this year. Garden Members who wish to attend the sale will be required to sign up for one of two timed entry windows on Friday, September 23. We will be dividing up the inventory so that each group has access to the same number and diversity of plants.

Fall Plant Sale: Members’ Sale Group B

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

To improve the member experience at our busy Fall Plant Sale, we're trying something new for our Members' Sale this year. Garden Members who wish to attend the sale will be required to sign up for one of two timed entry windows on Friday, September 23. We will be dividing up the inventory so that each group has access to the same number and diversity of plants.

Fall Plant Sale

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

Did you know fall is the best time to plant North Carolina’s wonderful native perennials, shrubs, trees, ferns, and grasses in your home garden? Planting in the fall gives time for plants to establish their root systems prior to the growing season. Join us for our Fall Plant Sale to find new beauties for your landscape!

Free

Singing Insects Night Hike at Mason Farm

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

The night has been filled with the songs of insects for hundreds of millions of years – there are fossils of katydids dating back 165 million years that show the sound-producing structures on the wings with sufficient detail that the songs they made can be artificially re-produced. When we are outside at night, the chorus of night-singing crickets and katydids today is still something that should amaze us in all its diversity. This symphony reaches its peak in the fall each year and the concert hall at Mason Farm is one of the best places to hear this performance.

$12

Magic of Mushrooms – Family Workshop

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

It’s not a plant. It’s not an animal. It’s a mushroom! Mushrooms are amazing organisms, known as fungi. They live all around us, even inside us, and are the largest life forms on Earth! Some glow in the dark, others are used to make colorful dyes or medicine. Many mushrooms make a tasty treat for people and animals, while some are deadly poisonous. Join us to learn more about these “fun guys”, make mushroom art to take home, and go on a mushroom walk on the nature trails!

$10

School’s Out Camp: Fantastic Fall

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

Looking for something for your nature enthusiast when school’s out but you still have to work? Get them outdoors and into nature at the Garden! Led by our staff environmental educators, your child will explore what plants and animals are up to in the fall through a variety of fun and educational activities, games, stories, and crafts.

$75

Morning Yoga in the Garden

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

Start your day with 60 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The morning class will be held outside along the Streamside Trail (refer to map for parking and class location). You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of early morning in the garden as the teacher 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

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Climate Change Gardening for the South: Planet-Friendly Solutions for Thriving Gardens

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

Gardeners across the nation are seeing clear signs of trouble in their home gardens, no matter the size—like many aspects of life on our warming planet, gardening practices need updates. In the Southeast, gardeners are under pressure to deal with increasing weather extremes, shifting hardiness zones, and seasonal unpredictability. Such environmental conditions are increasingly tough on plants as well as insects, pollinators, birds, and mammals. Hear from author Barbara J. Sullivan as she empowers southerners to grow beautiful gardens while using gardening practices that contribute to solutions for our shared environment.