“Terrariums and Fairy Gardens”: July 25, 9 a.m. Pike Nursery, 12630 N. Community House Road. Easy, affordable, and fun, terrariums and fairy gardens make it simple to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside! Beat the heat and create an indoor glass garden. Learn basic planting techniques, design ideas and care tips. Free. www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events 704-341-7453
“Gardening Advice and Best Practices with Master Gardeners”: July 25, 8 a.m. – noon, at the Davidson Farmers Market, 120 South Main Street, Davidson. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org 704-336-4011
“Budding Botanists Carnivorous Plant Carnival”: July 26, 1:30-3:00 p.m. UNCC Botanical Garden, McMillan Greenhouse (and outdoors) 9090 Craver Road. An exploration program for kids 4-8, where young minds and hands get prime-time with the plant and animal kingdom. Advance registration: $5, gardens.uncc.edu
“Green Your Lawn the Earth-Friendly Way”: July 29, 2-4 p.m. at Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road and July 29, 6-7 p.m. at University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard Learn ecofriendly, practical methods to improve the health and appearance of your lawn while preserving natural resources and your budget so family, friends and pets can safely enjoy your green outdoor spaces. Register and details: www.cmlibrary.org/programs
“Return of the Natives, Creating Healthy Landscape Ecosystems Using Native Plants”: July 30, 6-7:30 p.m. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Boulevard. Learn eco-friendly garden techniques to attract pollinators and birds through native plantings of trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials and identify invasive garden bullies and strategies for controlling them. Register and details: www.cmlibrary.org/programs
“Garden Nights”: July 30, 5-9 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 New South Hope Road, Belmont. Take an evening stroll in the gardens to visit the Orchid Pavilion and enjoy food, beer or wine. Included with admission: $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60+ and $6.95 children. www.dsbg.org/events/garden-events, 704-825-4490.
“Get Growing with Plant Propagation from Seeds & Cuttings”: Aug. 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hands-on experience with seeds, timing, germination, cuttings with Extension Master Gardeners. Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Center, 1418 Armory Drive. Register online, in advance $5 mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/sustain/
Send regional garden and nature calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. Compiled by Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.