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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Transylvania County

Local Garden Events Calendar 2024

APRIL

6 – South Carolina Botanical Garden Plant Sale (Public), 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Clemson University. No membership is required.

6 – “Ask a Master Gardener at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

7 – “Woody Plants” 2-hour walk with Ron Lance, 10:00 a.m. at Asheville Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration $30,

8 – “All About Our Native Bees” with Brannen Basham, at Asheville Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

9 – “Light Pollution and Outdoor Lighting Artistry” with Rick DeKeyser, Lightwise, Inc. 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Board of Elections Conference Room, 150 S. Gaston St., Brevard. FREE.

10 – Winter Tree ID Hike with Carrie Blair at Silvermont Mansion and Park from 1-3 p.m.  Read more and sign up to attend the Winter Tree ID Hike at Silvermont Mansion and Park.

April 10 and April 17 – Kenilworth Moss Garden Program – A unique opportunity to visit one of the most impressive moss gardens in the US with Mossin’ Annie of Mountain Moss in Brevard, who will lead an intensive participatory work session on moss landscaping skills. Two one-day workshops are offered. Preregistration is required and space is limited to 20 people. $65 plus processing fee. https://www.mountainmoss.com/search?type=product&q=kenilworth

April 14 – Trillium Walk below Whitewater Falls, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Join the Oconee Bell Chapter of the NC Native Plant Society for a guided walk into the gorge below Whitewater Falls to see trilliums in bloom. Parking fee of $3 per vehicle plus a donation of $5-25 for the hike leader. https://northcarolinanativeplantsociety.wildapricot.org/event-5678645

17 – Tree ID Hike with Carrie Blair, Brevard College Athletic Field  from 1 to 3 p.m. Read more and sign up to attend the Winter Tree ID Hike at Brevard College Athletic Field

20 – “Ask a Master Gardener at the Transylvania County Farmers Market, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 200 E. Main St., Brevard. FREE.

20 – South Carolina Botanical Garden “Second Chance” Plant Sale, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Clemson University. Open to everyone, no membership required. Open to everyone- no membership required.

April 20 – French Broad Garden Club Plant Sale, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 1000 Hendersonville Road in South Asheville.

21 – Identifying Those Many Plants and Wildflowers of the Southern Blue Ridge with Bernard Arghiere, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Garden, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Registration $35.

April 25-27 – Spring Plant Sale, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville.

26-28 – Asheville Herb Festival at the Western North Carolina Ag Center, 761 Boylston Hwy, Fletcher, NC 28732. Hours: Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Free admission, parking, and workshops.

MAY

May 2 – Ephemerals, Mosses, and Ferns: Steve Pettis, Henderson County Extension Agent and host of the Gardening in the Mountains Radio Show, will discuss the many spring ephemeral flowers of our region, as well as mosses and ferns. 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville. $15 registration

3 – Asheville Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale, 12:00-6:00 p.m., , 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville

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

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

11 – Plant Sale: Transylvania County Master Gardeners with (OTHER GROUPS), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Ingle’s parking lot, 684 N. Broad St., Brevard. No admission charge.

13 – “Preventing Mosquito Outbreaks to Protect Pollinators” with Rachel Meriwether, 6:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

14 – “Home Rain Gardens,” Transylvania County Master Gardeners Educational Program with EMG Bob Mertens, 10:00 a.m. in the Rogow Room, Transylvania County Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard. FREE.

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

18 – Spring Fling Plant Sale, annual rose and plant sale, sponsored by the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society, the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Buncombe County, and the Men’s Garden Club of Asheville. (details TBA)

25&26 – Hendersonville Garden Jubilee, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. along Main Street, with nearly 200 plant and craft vendors, offered by Friends of Downtown Hendersonville.

29 – 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.

JUNE

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

June 6 – Creating Bonsai Trees: Henderson County Agent Steve Pettis will guide participants through the ancient art of creating miniature trees that they can take home. 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville. $30 registration:

10 – “Pollinator Safari” with Florrie Funk & Virginia Currie, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

11 – “Succulents,” Transylvania County Master Gardeners Educational Program with Katy King of Barry Farms, 10:00 a.m. in the Board of Elections Conference Room, 150 S. Gaston St., Brevard. FREE.

June 11 – Growing Culinary Herbs: Learn about plants that can be grown for kitchen creations, best growing practices for culinary herbs, and more. 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville. $15 registration:

June 15 – Native Bees: Jill and Brannen from Spriggley’s Beescaping offer two programs on pollinators native to our area: One for families and kids ages 5-10 from 10:00-10:30 a.m., and one for adults from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville. Family program $5; adult program $15;

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

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

JULY

6 – “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 – “All About Butterflies & Moths” with Sharon Mammoser, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Asheville Botanical Garden Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

9 – “Moth Gardening,” Transylvania County Master Gardeners Educational Program with Sharon Mammoser, 10:00 a.m. in the Board of Elections Conference Room, 150 S. Gaston St., Brevard. FREE.

10 – 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.

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.

AUGUST

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

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 residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Details TBA.

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 Gardens Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Part of the “Certified Pollinator Advocate” program. Registration $25.

10 – “Hydrangeas,” Transylvania County Master Gardeners Educational Program with Betty Montgomery, Spartanburg (SC) EMG, 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 (details tba)

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.