Kings Greenhouse co-owner Larry Lawrence will speak during the “Horticultural Partners” First Tuesday presentation from noon to 2 p.m. at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Lawrence will discuss annuals that grow best in the Carolinas; plants that are expected to be popular next year; and what it takes to run a retail and wholesale company that provides millions of plants to the region.
First Tuesday presentations are free with garden admission: free for members; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $6 for kids ages 4-12. Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch. Details: www.dsbg.org; 704-825-4490.
Guided garden tour
Join a guided tours of the McMillan Greenhouse or UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, depending on the weather, 10-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, 9201 University City Blvd.
Attendees gather at the greenhouse for the events, which follow paths and varying terrain. Details and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has opened vendor registration for the 2013 Hummingbird Festival, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis through Aug. 1. If vendor spaces are filled prior to receiving your application and payment, your check will be returned.
Booth fees are $50 for vendors and $25 for nonprofits. Each location will include a 6-foot table. Electricity will not be provided and vendors will be responsible for bringing tents. Additional festival and vendor details: bit.ly/14amsYZ.
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