A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
Southern Ideal Home Show: Fall Edition
The Triangle’s biggest and best home and garden event features three buildings filled with hundreds of exhibitors to answer questions, help with your next building or remodeling project, decorating or landscaping your home. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 26; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27. $9; 15 and under free. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
Fairy Garden Class
Create your own tiny oasis. Bring your own creative container or buy one on site and receive help with planting it after class. 11 a.m.-Noon. Sept. 26. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Rd., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.
Celebrate the season with food, fun, beautiful plants, fall decorations, face painting, cooking demos and more. . 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26. Free. Garden Supply Company, 1421 Old Apex Rd., Cary. 919-460-7747, gardensupplyco.com.
Join a bird enthusiast and learn about the area’s migrating birds. 7:30-10 p.m. Sept. 26. Free. William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-571-4170, ncparks.gov
Encaustic Painting and Collage Workshop
Learn the basics of Encaustic painting with hot wax.This affordable workshop includes 2 ready-to-hang canvases and unlimited encaustic medium. A $40 aterials fee is due at the beginning of the workshop (check or cash). Students need to bring their own collage materials and scissors. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26. $75. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.
Fall Plant Sale
Enhance your home garden with rare and unusual plants and bulbs, as well as some standards every Southern garden should have. A wide selection of Duke Gardens propagated plants and hand-picked material from local suppliers will be offered, in addition to free expert advice. 9 a.m.-Noon. Sept. 26. Free. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Plant Walk & Talk
Fall is the best time to plant in this area, and horticulturist Nelsa Cox will show you how. 10 -11 a.m. Sept. 26. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Rd., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.
Explore the science of plants and animals with seasonal activities for you and your family. Look for the “Exploration Stations” throughout the gardens. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct 3 and 10. Free. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale
This sale offers rare and unique annual, perennial, and woody ornamentals. Proceeds benefit horticultural charities, scholarships and organizations. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships and the Living Landscape
Authors Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke explains why specialized food relationships determine the stability of the local food webs that support animal diversity and suggests ways to conserve them in home gardens.2-4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Free. North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, unc.edu/depts/ncbg/.
North State Toy and Hobby Show
More than 70 exhibitors will be selling antique to modern toys. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27. $5. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org
The WOW Factor: Bulbs in the Landscape
Bobby Mottern will introduce you to three different types of plants and discuss strategies for combining plants for maximum impact in your garden. 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Sept. 29. $12-$15. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Backyard Birding: Save the Garden for the Birds!
As we clean up our gardens for the year, there is a lot we can save for the birds! We’ll talk about what to get rid of and what to keep $10. Register in advance. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 3. $10. Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden, 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. 919-878-8877, atlanticavenuegarden.com/.
Fall Plant Sale
NCBG’s Fall Plant Sale showcases the Garden’s sustainable and organically produced native plants of the Southeast including many plants for pollinators. 9 a.m.-Noon. Oct. 3. Free. N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, unc.edu/depts/ncbg/.
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
This event of public horticulture is where thousands of choice and rare plants are freely given away. 9-9:15 a.m. Oct. 3. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Inviting Native Plants with Dale Batchelor
Explore a woodland garden while learning to identify a number of plants that are native to the Piedmont. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 3. $20. Swiftbrook Gardens, 5508 Swiftbrook Circle, Raleigh. gardenerbynature.com.
Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Tours
This fall tour features the fabulous gardens of Brie and David Arthur; Jeremy Schmidt, Jack Lamm and Dan Gant, Sandra Simpson, Noel Weston and Erin Weston, and John and Patty Byrne. Noon.-5 p.m. Oct. 4. $7 per garden; $35 six-pack. JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Swiftbrook Gardens Open Day
Enjoy an afternoon stroll as the garden transitions from summer to fall. 1:30-6 p.m. Oct. 4. Free. Swiftbrook Gardens, 5508 Swiftbrook Circle, Raleigh. gardenerbynature.com.
Plantsmen’s Tour: Deadly Beauties
Get in the mood for Halloween with a look at some poisonous denizens of the Arboretum. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 6. $5; members free. JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Plants of Distinction: Fall Planting in the Vegetable Garden
Learn about spectacular plants that offer both beauty and functionality. 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 6. $7; $5 members. Duke University Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Lecture: Spoons, Spiders & other Spectacular Mums
Meet an enthusiastic mum grower whose goal is to share mums. Rediscover an almost commercially lost category of plants that have astonishing flowers potentially the size of a dinner plate. 7:30 -9 p.m. Oct. 8. $5; members free. JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Tony Avent leads a garden tour highlighting the unique, rare, and native plants displayed in the 10-acre botanic garden at Tony and Anita Avent’s farm in Southern Wake County. 10 a.m.-Noon Oct. 10. $40. Plant Delights Nursery, 9241 Sauls Rd, Raleigh. 919-772-4794, plantdelights.com.
NC State Fairground Flea Market
Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton, and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Free. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
JC Raulston Arboretum Sunday Tour
Join one of the JCRA’s volunteer tour docents and learn about the arboretum’s plants, people, history, future and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA’s collections and gardens. 2-3 p.m. Sundays. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
HappymessART Open Studio
HappymessART opens its studio for relaxed art-making alone or with company. Staff will be on hand to assist and offer inspirational material. Use the studio’s supplies, tools and space., but you are welcome to bring anything of your own that you want. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. $25. HappymessArt, 718B Iredell St., Durham. 919-286-9763, happymessart.com.
Free Expression Tuesdays
Bring your work crew out to Art Bar all day Tuesday for this special, relaxing, expressive, free-flowing painting experience. Wine is 10 percent off all day. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays. $25. Art Bar Raleigh, 6109 Maddry Oaks Ct., Raleigh. 919-307-8107, artbarraleigh.com.
Well Fed Community Garden
Come and work in the garden and then sit down to a shared mea. Bring a hat, bottle of water and dish to share. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. Free. Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr., Raleigh. 919-833-8898, irregardless.com/garden/.
Apex Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex,apexfarmersmarket.com
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary,caryfarmersmarket.com
Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, growers-market.org
Holly Springs Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs,goo.gl/xwK6hh
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Knightdale Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/lhEjLo
Midtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh,northhillsraleigh.com
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh, plantationpointshoppingcenter.com
Quail Corners Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726, quailproperties.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh,rebusworks.us/thesaturdaymarket/
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest,wakeforestfarmersmarket.org
WakeMed Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons), goo.gl/DpGHtY
Waverly Place Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary, waverlyfm.com
Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, wwfm.ag
Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro,chathammillsfarmersmarket.com
Fearrington Farmers Market
4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village,fearringtonfarmersmarket.com
Pittsboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro,pittsborofarmersmarket.org
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City,silercityfarmersmarket.com
Duke Medical Center Farmers Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings), dukemedicine.org
Durham Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.comSouth Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham,southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, goo.gl/Fj4tEB
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square),cfcmnc.org
Sanford Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford,goo.gl/82omAJ
Carrboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, carrborofarmersmarket.com
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Eno River Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion). enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85),hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/