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Home and garden events around Charlotte

April 14

Garden tour

Grove Park and Ravenwood neighborhoods will host a free, self-guided tour of seven private gardens from 1 to 5 p.m. Pick up a brochure at 6800 Terry Lane and then follow the tour signs. The tour also includes stops at the area’s triangle gardens and four art sites with original art for sale. Details: bit.ly/10vHcHx.

April 15

‘Environmentally Correct Plants’

The Charlotte Garden Club will host Tony Avent of Plants Delights Nursery in Raleigh in the Van Every Forum at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road. Light refreshments will be served in the atrium at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers. Details: www.charlottegardenclub.org.

April 19-21

Spring Plant Sale

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will host the sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19 and 20; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21 at McMillan Greenhouse, 9201 University City Blvd. The largest sale of the year is also a major fundraiser that supports the greenhouse and garden operations. The sale will include houseplants, wildflowers, trees and shrubs, perennials, carnivorous plants, and orchids and tropical plants. Checks and cash will be accepted.

Free parking. Saturday shoppers should arrive through the main campus entrance due to a football scrimmage. Let the attendant know you’re coming to the plant sale. Details: 704-687-0719; gardens.uncc.edu.

Hilary Trenda

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