Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants (Hybrid Edition)

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

Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants is a certificate series designed to provide home gardeners and emerging landscape professionals with foundational concepts of landscape design, native species selection, implementation and maintenance of compellingly beautiful and ecologically productive native plant gardens based on conservation principles. 

$225

Future of Conservation Forum

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

The Future of Conservation Forum will bring together key experts on conservation and resilience from all over North Carolina. We will share information and work together to protect our natural...

Annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture: 50 Years of Native Plant and Habitat Conservation in North Carolina: History and the Road Ahead

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

Join Julie Moore as she takes us on a journey through the past 50 years of native plant and habitat conservation in North Carolina. She will share her firsthand experience with the early role of the North Carolina Botanical Garden in initiating a movement away from selling plants collected in the wild to growing native plants in nurseries and contributions of the UNC Herbarium to the knowledge of the flora of the Carolinas. She will describe the history and roles of numerous other North Carolina organizations in the conservation of the diverse and unique flora of North Carolina, including the NC Native Plant Society, the NC Natural Heritage Program, the NC Nature Conservancy, various land trusts, and the NC Plant Conservation Program. Julie will shine a light on ways we can all be effective advocates for the protection and use of our native plants.

Recurring

Local Trees: Hybrid

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

This short 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.

$90

Exhibit Reception: Barbara Tyroler and Students

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

Join us for an exhibit reception for our May-June DeBerry Gallery exhibits. Barbara Tyroler and her students will share stories about their work and offer tours of the gallery. Musical duo Red Nucleus will perform in the Breezeway.

Free
Recurring

Local Trees: Hybrid

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

This short 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.

$90
Recurring

Local Trees: Hybrid

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

This short 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.

$90
Recurring

Local Trees: Hybrid

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

This short 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.

$90

Drawing and Painting a Hummingbird and Columbine: Virtual

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

Here in North Carolina, there are many species that pollinate plants, ranging from the Checkered beetle which pollinates the Venus flytrap located in our eastern wet pine savannas to the ruby-throated hummingbird who visits a wide variety of plants. This class will address the morphology of the hummingbird and the flower of the eastern Columbine. Students will have two weeks between each class to produce a black and white value drawing and a watercolor.

$90

Entomology

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

This course is designed for a broad audience. Students learn insect family recognition and common species identification, insect ecology and conservation, basic life cycle biology, and how to improve insect habitat and conservation in the urban environment.

$135