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Kelly Norris on Plants with Style

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

Kelly suggests ditching ho-hum varieties and using cutting-edge plants in his popular #newnaturalism book, social media and lectures. A passionate horticulturist and lifelong gardener, he wrote New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden (2021) and Plants With Style (2015). His A-list plant selections allow you to …

Matt and Tim Nichols on 20 Japanese Maples you Need for Your Garden

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

The "Mr. Maple" guys answer your acer japonica questions in a fun lecture. Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, Matt and his brother Tim expanded their father's hobby into a well-known nursery near Asheville that offers over 1000 Japanese maple cultivars, over 100 acer species, and over 150 …

Ellen Mary on Houseplants for Wellbeing

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

Splitting time between Charlotte and the U.K, this gardening influencer, author and podcaster shares her uplifting message on people, plants, wellbeing and our intrinsic connection to the natural world. Discover the benefits of growing houseplants, plus how to care for, connect with and create stunning displays in your home for …

Anne Spafford on High Performing Rain Gardens: A Beautiful Solution to Water Runoff

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

Anne is a Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University and co-author of the award-winning Rain Gardening in the South as well as Pollinator Gardening for the South. An advocate that creative landscape design should help mitigate environmental as well as social issues, Anne joins us …

Teresa Speight on Small Space Gardening

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

Co-author of The Urban Garden (2022) and author of Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers + Florists (2022), this blogger, Master Gardener and proud descendant of Carolinas sharecroppers shows you how to grow food and beauty with limited space. Enjoy Teresa’s inspiring tips on transforming a balcony, rooftop, …

Dr. Shannon Currey on Native Grasses and Sedges

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

After 15 years with a wholesale nursery specializing in ornamental and native grasses, Shannon recently joined Izel Native Plants. She will share how grasses and sedges deliver tremendous benefits and add unique aesthetic appeal in the garden. Focusing on native selections, she’ll explain their role in reducing erosion, managing runoff, …

Karl Gercens on Taking Wow Photos of Your Garden

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

As Conservatory Manager for Longwood Gardens, Karl not only grows breathtaking plants but teaches others his photography magic, too. For over 14 years, Karl has helped design and install Longwood’s world-renowned displays of nearly four acres under glass. His plant passion took seed while growing up on a 10,000 acre …

Art in the Garden Tour

Mint Museum Randolph 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC

May 6, 2023, from 10 am until 4 pm, and May 7, 2023, from 1 pm until 4 pm. Details available at a later date.