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Matt And Tim Nichols on Japanese Maples

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

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

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

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

With a 15-year stint as the marketing leader for the country’s biggest wholesale ornamental grass nursery, Shannon reveals how grasses and sedges deliver tremendous landscape and fauna benefits as well as create striking texture in the garden. Native grasses hold soil in place, slow down runoff, and can reduce weed …

Karl Gercens on Taking Wow Photos of Your Garden

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

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.