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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Transylvania County

Local Garden Events Calendar 2024

MAY

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 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 (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.