Smarter Living

March 27, 2014

Home and garden events around the Charlotte area

Learn about gardening, floral design and more.

Saturday

Floral design 101

Nectar Floral Design will host this workshop, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 940 N. Davidson St. Learn the basic concepts for floral design and create your own masterpiece to take home. $125 per person. Register at nectarfloraldesigns.com or call 704-905-9808.

Sunday

“Seed Fitness Club”

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will host a children’s botanical program, 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at the McMillan Greenhouse, 9201 University City Blvd. Children ages 4-8 can learn how seeds grow. Includes exploration in outdoor gardens (or greenhouse if raining) and hands-on activity. Space is limited. Information and registration: gardens.uncc.edu or write to kzimmer1@uncc.edu.

Tuesday

How, when and where to buy a plant

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s “First Tuesday” presentation for April will be at noon Tuesday, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The staff will offer expertise and give a first look at plants they’ve been preparing for the upcoming spring plant sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The presentation is free with garden admission: $12 for adults, $10 for adults 60 and older, and $6 for children ages 4-12; free for members. Details: www.dsbg.org.

Hilary Trenda

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