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Local Garden Events Calendar 2024

JULY

19 – Guided Tour of the Highlands Botanical Garden at Western Carolina University, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Topic: “The Hidden World of Insects.” Free; no registration necessary. Details at https://highlandsbiological.org/guidedtours/

20–“Ask a Master Gardener” at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

23–”Gardening with Deer” is the topic of the monthly “Bells & Brews” gathering of the Oconee Bell Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society. 5:30 p.m. at Cara Leigh Pulley Park of Cashiers Village Green. Free; register at https://northcarolinanativeplantsociety.wildapricot.org/event-5784976

26 – Guided Tour of the Highlands Botanical Garden at Western Carolina University, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Topic: “Discovering the Magic of Pollinator Gardens.” Free; no registration necessary. Details at https://highlandsbiological.org/guidedtours/

AUGUST

2 – Guided Tour of the Highlands Botanical Garden at Western Carolina University, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Topic: “Research in the Highlands Botanical Garden.” Free; no registration necessary. Details at https://highlandsbiological.org/guidedtours/

3–“Ask a Master Gardener” at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

12–“Pollinator-Friendly Pest Management” with Brannen Basham, 6:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

13–“Flower Arranging,” Transylvania County Master Gardeners Educational Program with Haley Parker McCall, 10:00 a.m. in the Community Services Building Conference Room, 106 E Morgan St., Brevard

13–Oconee Bell Celebration at Gorges State Park, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Visitors Center with the Oconee Bell Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Visitors Center. Reception at 3:00; Dr. Jim Costa will speak on “Andre Michaux and the Lost (and Found!) Shortia” at 4:00 p.m. Free. Details and reservations at https://ncwildflower.org/events/gorgesstatepark13aug2024/

14 – Native Plant Swap and Children’s Pollinator Activities with the Oconee Bell
Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Cashiers Village Green,
160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers.

17–“Ask a Master Gardener at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

23-24 – Great Southeast Pollinator Census–Open to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida residents. https://gsepc.org/

31–“Ask a Master Gardener” at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

SEPTEMBER

(Anticipated–date TBA) Carolina Foothills Native Plant Sale sponsored by Gardening For Life, downtown Tryon (this event was held in September of 2023)

7–“Ask a Master Gardener at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

9 – “All About Monarchs & Their Migration” with Kim Bailey, 6:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

10–“Fall Planting and Spring Blooming Bulbs,” Transylvania County Master Gardeners Educational Program, 10:00 a.m. in the Community Services Building Conference Room, 106 E Morgan St., Brevard. FREE.

11 – Native Plant Swap and Children’s Pollinator Activities with the Oconee Bell
Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Cashiers Village Green,
160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers.

14–Asheville Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville

21 – “Ask a Master Gardener at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

28 – Mountain Monarch Festival at Gorges State Park.

OCTOBER

(Anticipated–date TBA) Marshall Native Gardens Festival sponsored by NC Native Plant Society (was on 10/14/23)

5–“Ask a Master Gardener at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

8 – “Growing Mushrooms for the Home Gardener,” Transylvania County Master Gardeners Educational Program with EMG Nancy Anderson, 10:00 a.m. in the Community Services Building Conference Room, 106 E Morgan St., Brevard. FREE.

9 – WNC Garden Symposium Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC

14–“For the Love of Pollinators, Save those Leaves & Dead Stems!” 6:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

19–“Ask a Master Gardener at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

19 – OctoberFest in The Learning Garden, Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners, details tba

NOVEMBER

11–“Pamper Your Pollinators This Winter” with Phyllis Stiles, 6:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

12–“Secret Lives of Trees,” Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Transylvania County Educational Program with Steve Pettis, Henderson County Agent, 10:00 a.m. in the Community Services Building Conference Room, 106 E Morgan St., Brevard. FREE.

DECEMBER

9 – “Bee My Little Baby–Intro to Bee Nesting” with Brannen Basham, 6:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.