Horticulture Highlights Walk: Feb. 21, 1-2 p.m., Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. A well-designed garden can be breathtaking even in winter. Join members of the garden’s horticulture staff on a tour to see what’s in bloom and to get seasonally relevant gardening tips. Details: dsbg.org.
Budding Botanists - “The Smells of Love”: Feb. 22, 1:30-3 p.m. at UNC Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse, 9090 Craver Road. Where do plant fragrances come from? That’s the subject of this month’s program, where children spend time immersed in the world of plants. Register in advance for $5 for children ages 4-8. Details https://gardens.uncc.edu:
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Spring into Gardening - Get Your Edible Garden Growing: Feb. 25, noon-1:30 p.m., Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Center, 1418 Armory Drive. Mecklenburg master gardeners teach edible gardening basics in this session of the Sustainable Living Series. Register for $5 at http://mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/sustain/.
Saving the Monarch Butterflies: Feb. 25, 10 a.m., The Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs, 1820 E. Seventh St. Register at www.charlottecouncilofgardenclubs.org or call 704-375-4373.
Drawing During the Dark Days of Winter: Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and March 1, 1-4 p.m., UNC Charlotte McMillan Greenhouse classroom and outdoor gardens, 9090 Craver Road. Observe nature and plants in this class and write, sketch and dry samples of winter’s beauty. Presented by UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens with Instructor Kathy Zimmerman. Register for $105, www.gardens.uncc.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-687-0721.
Compiled by Mecklenburg Master Gardeners, mastergardenersmecklenburg.org