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Tree Care Basics with Wright Brothers’ Tree Service

April 13th @10am-11am

Location: The Garden Center

THIS WEEKEND – Sign Up Now, Limited Spots Left! 

Tree care is important for a healthy tree. An unhealthy or stressed tree is more susceptible to pests and diseases. Promoting the health of your trees is likely to mitigate some of the risks to your property. Tim Wright will discuss some techniques and tools for tree care.

There is no fee for this class.

Instructor: Tim Wright from Wright Brothers’ Tree Service

Tim Wright is a Board Certified Mast Arborist from Wright Brothers’ Tree Service. He is the local expert in the tree health care and tree risk management.



Celebrate 25 Years of Blooming Beauty with Us!

April 20th @12pm-4pm

Location: The Garden Center

Mark your calendars, we’re turning 25 and throwing a party you won’t want to miss!

Join us on April 20th as we celebrate a quarter-century of helping your gardens flourish. We’re incredibly proud of how far we’ve come, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Here’s what’s in bloom for the day:

  • Live Music: Get your groove on with some lively tunes by Grace Lucia Lee.
  • Food Trucks: Delicious food options to satisfy your cravings – Mesas El Salvador and Mr. Cheesesteaks
  • Fun for All Ages:
    • Face painting by the talented Tricky Faces.
    • Giveaways to make your day a little brighter.
    • Limited-edition 25th-anniversary t-shirts (grab yours before they’re gone!).

For the Plant Enthusiasts:

  • Meet the NCSU Master Gardeners: Get expert advice and answers to all your gardening questions.
  • Tool Sharpening by Keen Edge Mobile Sharpening: Keep your gardening tools in tip-top shape.

And to Quench Your Thirst:

  • The Potting Shed will be open, serving refreshing beverages like our special Sunset Slush!
  • We’ve partnered with Carolina Brewing to offer a delicious Blackberry Lemon Wheat Beer – perfect for a spring celebration!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Join us on April 20th for a blooming good time!

Admission is FREE, so bring your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers and enjoy the evening… For Friday’s Sake!


Live Music in the Garden

April 21st @12pm-3pm

Location: The Garden Center

Make Sundays Fun-day at the Garden Center! Browse beautiful plants, grab a bite from a delicious food truck, and unwind with live music. The perfect way to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Featuring music by: Sterling Scott

Food Truck: DeeVine Dogs

Admission is FREE, so bring your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers and enjoy Sunday Fun-day!



For Friday’s Sake

Friday, April 26th @5PM-8PM

Location: Garden Center

Need more time to shop? Well you’re in luck, because we are extending the Garden Center hours until 8PM!

The Potting Shed will be open and serving beverages and Sunset Slush until 8PM as well. Come and enjoy the ambiance on the patio and take in the sunset. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating – the patio tables go fast!

Featuring music by: Josh Branch

Food Truck: La Katrina Tacos

PLEASE NOTE: We only permit outside non-alcoholic beverages, but we have a variety of drinks available at The Potting Shed.

Admission is FREE, so bring your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers and enjoy the evening… For Friday’s Sake!


Basic Gardening with NCSU Extension Master Gardeners

April 27th @10am-11am

Location: The Robin’s Nest

This presentation provides an introduction to gardening, covering what beginners need to know to start cultivating their own green spaces. From the basics of soil, sunlight, and water needs to the different types of gardens like vegetable, flower, and herb gardens. The presentation also includes practical tips for getting started, such as assessing gardening space, selecting suitable plants, planning garden layouts, and preparing soil. With insights into planting, care, common pests and diseases, and harvesting, this presentation equips beginners with the knowledge and confidence to embark on their gardening journey.

There is no fee for this class.

Instructor: Valarie Jarvis from NCSU Master Gardeners



Introduction to the Art of Bonsai

April 27th @1pm-5pm

Location: The Robin’s Nest

This engaging class is for those interested in learning about this fascinating horticultural art form. The class and hands-on workshop will teach the aesthetic aspects of classical bonsai along with the technical and horticultural fundamentals you’ll need to enjoy this wonderful hobby. The class will cover bonsai styles, design, pruning, wiring, container selection, potting, and care.

Fee is $75/person; includes all workshop materials you’ll need to create your very own bonsai, an introductory bonsai book, a detailed after care guide for your new tree, and light hors d’oeuvres.

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Ken Hallatt, bonsai artist, educator, and owner of Carolina Bonsai is past President of the Triangle Bonsai Society. With over 40 years of experience Ken has trained with many gifted, international bonsai artists and enjoys sharing this “growing art” with others.

THIS CLASS IS FULL!Next class will be 5/18, keep your eye out for the registration.


Chapel Hill Garden Tour

Saturday, April 27th @10am-4pm &

Sunday, April 28th @11am-4pm

Celebrate spring with the Chapel Hill Garden Club’s 14th biennial Garden Tour. The Tucked Away Treasures tour provides the rare opportunity to spend time in five beautiful private gardens as well as the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Proceeds support ongoing programs at the NCBG and the Chapel Hill Garden Club.

BuildSense, a local high-performance design and build company, is the presenting sponsor of the tour.

Fee is $30 in advance, $40 on tour day.

Register Here 


Spring Container Workshop

April 28th @1pm-2pm & @3pm-4pm

Location: The Garden Center

Bring joy and color to your outdoor space by creating a one-of-a-kind container that will last all summer! We’ll cover the thrill, fill, spill technique and discuss other design tips to create a gorgeous container! You’ll also learn how to best care for your container to keep it thriving through the hot summer months!

Fee is $65; includes all necessary materials and supplies and a complimentary beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available!).

Registration without payment will be disregarded.

Instructor: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach

Register Here for 1pm Workshop

Register Here for 3pm Workshop

Private Classes & Workshops

Private class options are now available! If you are interested in booking a private class, please fill out our inquiry form and our Events Team will help you select the perfect class or workshop. We look forward to helping you create an amazing, fun memory for your group!