The ninth annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show will run 2-7 p.m. Jan. 25; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 26; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27 at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord.
Ahmed Hassan, seen on DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers,” will talk about residential landscaping and take audience questions. Area master gardeners will be available for questions and to provide information about soil tests. The show also will have more than 10,000 square feet of gardens, landscapes and water features; information about decorating and cooking trends; beer and wine tastings; a kid zone; pottery demonstrations and more. Weekend passes are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. Admission is free for visitors age 16 and younger. Parking is free. For $1 off admission coupons and details: www.showtechnology.com.
Horticultural highlight walks
The professional horticulture staff at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will lead a walk that focuses on the garden’s orchid collection, 10 a.m. Feb. 2, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Walks are free with garden admission: $12 for adults and $11 for seniors age 60 or older. Details: dsbg.org or 704-829-1252.
Civic By Design forum
The topics for this month’s free discussions are Charlotte’s tree canopy and the newly formed group TreesCharlotte. The discussion will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. Park free at Seventh Street Station garage. Charlotte city Arborist Don McSween, TreesCharlotte Director Dave Cable and city of Charlotte Senior Urban Forest Specialist Tom Johnson will discuss the uniqueness of Charlotte’s tree canopy and how to get involved with TreesCharlotte. Details: www.civicbydesign.com.
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