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Garden & Nature Events in Charlotte: Oct. 17 and beyond

Fall Plant Sale at UNCC Botanical Garden: Oct 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. McMillan Greenhouse, 9090 Craver Road. Find a wide selection of unique, hardy shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, cool weather annuals, and outstanding native plants at the fall sale. Parking available near the greenhouse, attendants on hand to direct you. gardens.uncc.edu
Fall Plant Sale at UNCC Botanical Garden: Oct 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. McMillan Greenhouse, 9090 Craver Road. Find a wide selection of unique, hardy shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, cool weather annuals, and outstanding native plants at the fall sale. Parking available near the greenhouse, attendants on hand to direct you. gardens.uncc.edu

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Fall Plant Sale at UNCC Botanical Garden: Oct 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. McMillan Greenhouse, 9090 Craver Road. Find a wide selection of unique, hardy shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, cool weather annuals, and outstanding native plants at the fall sale. Parking available near the greenhouse, attendants on hand to direct you. gardens.uncc.edu

Backyard Ecology-Garden Like A Master: Oct 18, 12-1:30 p.m., Mecklenburg County Extension, 1418 Armory Dr. Plan an ecologically friendly, beautiful landscape and attract pollinators and birds using native plants and avoid invasive species. Pre-register in advance $5. mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/sustain/ 704-336-2082

Deep Rooted Wisdom: Oct 19, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Garden Club at The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road. Jenks Farmer, botanist and garden designer speaks about lessons learned from generations of gardeners. Free. www.charlottegardenclub.org

An Apple a Day-Plant Fruit for a Healthy Family: Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – noon. Renfrow Hardware, 188 N. Trade St, Matthews. Join Jeff Rieves, horticulturist & former NCCES Agent discusses healthy eating and planting fruit trees. Register and advance pay $20.0 adults (under 16 free) at Renfrow Hardware or www.renfrowhardware.com/classes

Falling For Roses: Oct. 24, 9 a.m. Pike Nurseries, 12630 N. Community House Rd. Learn about new rose varieties for next spring, rose gardening tips: pruning, fertilizing, watering. Free. www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events

Nature

Nature at Night: Oct. 17, 5 - 9 p.m. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Rd. Enjoy a fun-filled, educational night and explore what surprises nature has to offer after the sun goes down. Live animals, crafts, night hikes, hayrides, hotdog fixin’s bar, s’mores, storytelling and much more! Ages 3 and up. $5 pre-registration required. Adult Hiking Series-Birds: Oct. 20, 2-3 p.m. Get up and get active while learning about nature during this 1 hour, adults only hike through our preserve. Free. Registration required. www.parkandrec.com 704-588-5224

Engaging Our Children Through Environmental Stewardship: Oct. 17, 7 - 8 p.m. Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature (C.R.O.W.N.) at McClintock Middle School, 1925 Rama Rd. How will thinking like a cardinal, conquering Rabbit Hill and going on a vacation vortex help kids connect with nature? Learn how to inspire environmental awareness in kids of all ages. Free. www.crowncharlotte.org 704-517-2535

Send regional garden and nature event listings to: mecklenburgemg@gmail.com. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

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