Garden Conservancy’s garden tour in Durham
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program will feature a self-guided tour of Durham’s Deer Chase Gardens on Oct. 29.
Deer Chase Gardens features an Asian garden with an authentic hand-built Japanese tea house, an organic orchard, a native pocosin habitat, a poolside butterfly garden, a formal sun garden, rustic handmade bridges, arched passages and water features. No reservations are required for the tour, which will happen rain or shine.
The tour is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It cost $7 per person and children, ages 12 and under are free.
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Deer Chase Gardens is at 221 Deer Chase Lane, Durham. For more information, go to opendaysprogram.org.
Upcoming craft fairs
Reader Nancy Cope of Garner is an avid attendee of craft fairs across the Triangle. She keeps an updated list of the craft shows, which she shared with us. Here are some upcoming highlights:
Oct. 29: Galleria Craft Fair Holiday Open House, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 5801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Info: galleriacraftfair.com
Nov. 5: Homespun Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Garner United Methodist Church, 201 Methodist Drive, Garner. Info: garnerumc.org/craft-fair
Nov. 5: On the Mend Holiday Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road, Garner. Info: nando.com/onthemendsale
Nov. 5: Annual Christmas Bazaar, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Methodist Church, 15772 N.C. 50 Garner. Info: mountzion-umc.org
Nov. 19: Cary Senior Center Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. Info: nando.com/carycraftshow
If you have any favorite upcoming craft shows, please send the information (time, date, location) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And One More...
I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage you to save the date for The Crafts Center’s 32nd Annual Holiday Crafts Fair at N.C. State University on Nov. 19.
There will be handmade pottery, glass, jewelry, wood and fiber arts items for sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The sale is at Crafts Center, Thompson Hall, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh.
Brie Arthur speaking to Raleigh Garden Club
The Raleigh Garden Club is hosting Brienne Gluvna Arthur on Nov. 2 to discuss the history of camellias.
Arthur is a former production manager at Plant Delights Nursery and propagator and grower at Camellia Forest Nursery. She is the “foodscaping” expert and landscape design correspondent for PBS’s “Growing a Greener World,” providing practical advice on integrating edibles in a traditional landscape.
She also will be selling plants from the Heritage Camellia Collection.
The meetings are 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and include lunch. The meal costs $18. Without the meal, it costs $2. Reservations are required and can be made online at raleigh-garden-club.org/.
The university club is at 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.
For more details about each event, go to raleigh-garden-club.org/monthly-meetings/.