Exhibit Reception: Flower Kaleidoscope Photography

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

  Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at a reception celebrating Minnie Gallman's Flower Kaleidoscope Photography exhibit in the DeBerry Gallery! This photography exhibit displays the beauty of flowers in a unique way: kaleidoscopes that portray flowers and other plant parts as abstract images that highlight their color, tone and texture. Each kaleidoscope will...

Free

Saving Our Savannas Closing Lecture: What Does the Future Hold for Longleaf Pine – The Opportunities and Resources for Longleaf Pine Stewardship

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

Julie Moore has a passion for longleaf pine that spans nearly 50 years of professional and personal experience. She knows that longleaf pine is more than a tree, it is a legacy that we must protect and restore for the future. In this talk, she will share her insights on the history, challenges, and opportunities of longleaf pine conservation.

Drop-In Discoveries: Celebrate Bees!

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

  Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us by buzzing on by our Drop-in Discovery Station! Meet native bee researchers from NC State, peek into a real bumblebee colony, explore how...

Free

Sketching Landscapes in the Garden

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

Have you ever wanted to loosely capture what you see in a sketch while out on a hike or sitting in your own backyard?

In this class, the North Carolina Botanical Garden will become our classroom as we experience the healing benefits of sketching while out in nature. You can lower your stress levels and promote mental calmness as we sketch the landscape before us.

This class is about loosely capturing the essence of the natural world, so don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of drawing experience as we won’t be focusing on all the little details. We will begin class with a mini sketching lesson touching on how to approach sketching the different elements of the natural world around us. This class is for all skill levels.

$33

Trees and Me! Project Learning Tree for Early Childhood Educators

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

Join other early childhood classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the newly released Project Learning Tree Trees and Me: Activities for Exploring Nature with Young Children activity guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with a copy of the guide - a $25 value! This guide includes revised favorites and new activities with a focus on learning for youth ages 1-6. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I or II in the EE Certification Program (early childhood).

$20

Reception: Saving Our Savannas Community Art Exhibit

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

  Join us for a celebration of the Saving Our Savannas Community Art Exhibit, up from May 5 to June 28 in the DeBerry Gallery. This show highlights longleaf pine savannas and the plants and animals that live in them, featuring work by artists of all ages. At the reception, you'll be able to meet...

Free

Twilight Thursdays

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

Every Thursday from April 4 to June 13, we’re staying open until 7 p.m. so you can enjoy our display gardens in the evening. Our exhibit hall and Garden Shop will be open, and you’re welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors – we have lots of benches and picnic tables, plus open lawn...

Free

Sketching Landscapes in the Garden

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

Have you ever wanted to loosely capture what you see in a sketch while out on a hike or sitting in your own backyard?

In this class, the North Carolina Botanical Garden will become our classroom as we experience the healing benefits of sketching while out in nature. You can lower your stress levels and promote mental calmness as we sketch the landscape before us.

This class is about loosely capturing the essence of the natural world, so don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of drawing experience as we won’t be focusing on all the little details. We will begin class with a mini sketching lesson touching on how to approach sketching the different elements of the natural world around us. This class is for all skill levels.

$33

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Science and Restoration in the Longleaf Ecosystem: Stories from the North Carolina Botanical Garden

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

The longleaf pine ecosystem is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, hosting an amazing diversity of plants and animals including many found nowhere else on earth. However, we have lost the majority of this ecosystem to development, land conversion and fire suppression. In this talk, Michael Kunz, Director of Conservation Programs at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, will share some of the ways the Garden is involved in the conservation this regions’ unique flora through our science and restoration efforts. Throughout this talk, he will discuss challenges and opportunities for longleaf in NC and beyond.

Rooted In Wisdom: A Journey Through Plant Spirit Herbalism

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

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of Plant Spirit Herbalism with this experiential course. Dive deep into the spiritual energetics of herbs like lemon balm, tulsi, and passion flower, and discover how to harness their wisdom for holistic wellness. Explore the ancestral knowledge of plant spirit medicine and learn how to incorporate these ancient practices into your modern life. Join us as we honor the sacred relationship between plants and humans, and uncover the profound healing potential that lies within.

$19