A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more. Don’t see your event listed here? You need to enter it at triangle.com. If you would like instructions on how to enter your event, send an email to Andrea Weigl, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Gardeners: Feed the Birds
Using all natural materials learn to construct the perfect bird feeder out of a pine cone, all while learning a little bit more about our feathered friends. $5 per child covers all supplies and materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults free of charge. Reserve spots by email to email@example.com or call 919-828-5337, ext. 100. 9-10 a.m. May 28. $5. Logan Trading Company, 707 Semart Dr., Raleigh. 919-828-5337, logantrd.com.
Home Landscape Design Workshop
This workshop addresses the typical challenges of homeowners in this area. Participants learn how to approach a landscape design project and implement a plan with sustainable practices and materials. Specific topics include principles of design, analysis of the property, functional flow, and public and private areas. The class will review each student’s landscape project. You will receive a list of native plants frequently used in home landscapes. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. May 28, June 4. $120; $108 members. N. C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.
Join some of the JCRA staff members in this hands-on workshop and learn how to asexually propagate some of your favorite plants at the arboretum. Participants choose which plants they want to propagate from the JCRA’s collection of over 6,000 taxa (few exceptions apply, though). Techniques discussed can be done at home. This workshop is open to all knowledge/experience levels, and participants are asked to bring a lunch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 28, June 4. $120; $100 members. JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Walk on the Wild Side
Explore wild North Carolina in these seasonal walks through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants on the first Thursday of every month. Meet at the Blomquist Garden entrance. Participant limit is capped at 15. Information/registration: 919-668-1707 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration required. Parking fees apply. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. June 2. $6-$8. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Birding with Vernon
Join bird enthuasiast Vernon for an easy walk while looking and listening for our feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats. 8:30-10 a.m. June 4. Free. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3390, wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/Pages/default.aspx.
Perennial Plant Propagation Workshop
Our interactive propagation workshop has become one of our guaranteed sellout classes each year. The day-long hands-on workshop will cover an amazing array of propagation techniques including seed, cuttings, divisions, plant breeding, and darn near everything but grafting. The focus of the workshop is perennials, but the techniques can be adapted to most plants. By the time you are finished, you’ll leave with lots of goodies and feel ready to start your own nursery. The class is held in a non-air conditioned shipping shed, so guests are advised to dress for the heat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4. $170. Plant Delights Nursery & Juniper Level Botanic Garden, 9241 Sauls Rd, Raleigh. 919-772-4794, plantdelights.com.
Tour D’Coop is a family-friendly tour spotlighting urban chicken coops, bee hives, and gardens throughout Raleigh and Cary. Proceeds support Urban Ministries of Wake County’s programs to alleviate and eliminate poverty. The Tour features a self-guided map of backyard coops, an eco-friendly bike route through downtown Raleigh, a coop raffle and super sites hosting local food trucks and activities for children. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4. $10-$20 suggested donation. Urban Ministries of Wake County, 1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh. 919-836-1642, urbanmin.org.
Ethnobotany at Mason Farm
Join Hillsborough herbalist and wildcrafter Will Endres for a Sunday afternoon at the N.C. Botanical Garden’s Mason Farm Biological Reserve. While walking through this beautiful 367-acre reserve, students not only learn the identification and proper edible and medicinal usage of the local plants, but also their unique history and lore. Students will need: comfortable walking shoes; appropriate warm-weather clothing; perhaps rain gear; an 8-1/2 x 11 spiral-bound notebook; 3/4-inch clear scotch tape; and a pen. Fee: $48 ($43 NCBG Members). 1:30 p.m. June 5. $48 ($43 NCBG Members). N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.
Early Summer Blossoms
Duke Gardens displays plants in bloom throughout the year. Learn which plants ornament our early summer in this stroll through the Gardens to see fringe trees, late magnolias, peonies and more. Beautiful plants that provide color, delight, fragrance, and seasonality. Registration/information: 919-668-1707 or email@example.com. 2:30 p.m. June 9. $5-$7. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Create a unique English stone-like planting trough for your garden or patio. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 11. $75. Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Dr, Raleigh. 919-787-6228, lastingimpressionsleaves.com.
Concrete Leaf Workshop
Lasting Impressions’ Concrete Leaf workshop teaches you to use a real leaf to form and create a unique concrete leaf for your home or garden, Each one has the exact details found in your leaf. All materials are provided and you will take your leaf home with you. 1-3 p.m. June 11. $65. Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Dr, Raleigh. 919-787-6228, lastingimpressionsleaves.com.
Native Plant Propagation
Students learn fundamentals of vegetative propagation and techniques for propagating southeastern native plants by means of stem and root cuttings. Class includes hands-on propagation and a tour of the vegetative propagation facilities of NCBG. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 11. $38. $34 members. N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.
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 Road., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.