October

Fall Container Class

Saturday, October 3, 10:00am-11:30am

Create a colorful Fall container garden that you can show off all season long. Learn simple techniques and unleash your creativity. The cost is $35 and includes everything you need to build a 12” container garden. Space is limited so register today!

Presenter: Debbi Barrett/FGS Register here today!

Native Insects to North Carolina

Saturday, October 10, 10:00am-11:30am

Come and learn about insects that are native to our area such as bees, moths, butterflies, beetles and more. This show and tell class will feature both live and pinned insects for you to view. Our class will be an open format where you can ask our host questions about the animals and how they relate to our environment, since every bug goes through a unique life cycle. For example: Is it a pollinator? Is it considered a pest? What does it eat? What environment does it live in? Leading this class will be Michelle Targaszewski, a Graduate Research Assistant with the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State. There is no fee for this class.

Presenter: Michelle Targaszewski/NCSU Register here today!

Caring for Your Drift and Knockout Roses

Tuesday, October 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Whether your goal is to recover an old, overgrown shrub or to maintain a new planting, seasonal care is critical to a healthy rosebush. In this class we’ll discuss some region-specific rose needs, basic disease prevention and how to prune and mulch for winter dormancy. The cost is $20 and includes a pair of pruning shears. Space is limited so register today!

Presenter: Sunshine Jull/FGS Register here today!

Music in the Garden

Friday, October 23, 6:00pm-9:00pm

At night when the sun goes down, the music turns up!  Join us on Friday, October 23rd for an outdoor family-friendly event. The award-winning acoustic guitar duo, Melonbelly, will be playing from 7:00-9:00. Their music includes songs for all ages: Motown, Oldies, Beach, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Classic Rock to Modern Day Hits. Will and Pops, Off the Hog and Buzzy Bakes will be here from 6-8 and the Potting Shed will be open from 6-9 serving wine, mimosas, beer, cider, hard seltzers and Sunset Slush. Our Garden Center will be closed, but restrooms will be available and there will be ample parking. Admission is $12, children ages 4-12 are $5, and children 3 and under are free. 

We will have 3 private VIP sections for six adults each. The cost is $210 and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Each VIP section includes 6 admission tickets, upfront parking for everyone in your group, private restroom for everyone in the VIP sections, private VIP seating for your group and servers for the food trucks and Potting Shed. Cost does not include food or drinks. 

Space is limited and this event will sell out fast, so don’t delay! Come on out for dinner, music and drinks! Feel free to bring folding chairs or blankets since we will be set up in the large grassy field next to the lake.  You will have plenty of space to spread out for social distancing.  outside food or beverages will be allowed. While we love our four-legged friends, we must ask for them to stay at home.

In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule for a later date. Tickets are non-refundable.

Purchase individual tickets here

 Purchase VIP tickets here.