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Garden & Nature events in Charlotte: April 1 and beyond


Landscape Design and Pollinators: April 2, 10-11:30 a.m. New Hope Greenhouses & Garden Center, 2703 Beaty Road, Gastonia. The Gaston County Beekeepers Association will discuss landscape design and the beneficial impact of bees in the pollination of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Free. RSVP: www.newhopegreenhouse.com, 704-824-1799.

Wing Haven Plant Sale: April 6-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and April 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 248 Ridgewood Ave. Shop our wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs assisted by our expert garden volunteers. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven gardens, programs and educational outreach. Members-only day: April 6. Open to the public: April 7-9. Mecklenburg master gardeners will answer questions 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Free admission. www.winghavengardens.com, 704-331-0664.

Got Garden Problems, Get Solutions: April. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Mecklenburg County Extension Office Training Room, 1418 Armory Drive. $5. Learn environmentally sound techniques and how to create or improve your own productive sustainable garden. RSVP: 704-336-2082.

Saving Seed and Milkweed: April 7, 7 p.m. Union County Agricultural Center, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe. Master Gardeners of Union County presents Vikki Tesar, who will discuss gardening and more. Free. Register at www.mastergardenersunioncountync.org, or ucmgwebsite@gmail.com, 704-283-3822.

Union County Master Gardeners Plant Sale & Heritage Festival: April 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and April 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Union County Agricultural Center, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe. Exhibits, vendor booths, food, plant sale, talks by local experts, cooking demos. Free. 704-283-3822.

Weddington Plant Sale: April 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Siler Presbyterian Church, 6301 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel. The Garden Club of Weddington’s annual plant sale includes perennials, annuals, herbs and shrubs. Cash or checks only. Proceeds support the club’s scholarship fund. mastergardenersunioncountync.org.

Growing Great Tomatoes: April. 9, 9 a.m. Pike Nurseries, 12630 N. Community House Road. Learn about the many varieties of tomatoes and tips for planting and caring for them. Free. 704-341-7453.

Annuals, Perennials and Combo Pots: April. 9, 10-11:30 a.m. New Hope Greenhouses & Garden Center, 2703 Beaty Road, Gastonia. Free. www.newhopegreenhouse.com. RSVP: 704-824-1799.


Those Amazing Animals!: April 5, 7 p.m., Levine Senior Center, 1050 Devore Lane. Dave Mizejewski, frequent guest on “Conan,” “The Today Show,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Animal Planet,” “NatGeo Wild” and HGTV. Mizejewski hosts our April meeting with an engaging presentation. Free. Register at hawkncwf.weebly.com, or HAWKNCWF@gmail.com, 704-814-0877.

Wisdom of the Woods – Animals in Need: April 6, 7 p.m., Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. Find out how you can get a hurt wild animal to a local rehabber. N.C. has a network of certified individuals who nurse them back to health. Free. www.charlottenaturemuseum.org, 704-372-6261, ext. 300.

Project Puffin: April 7, 7:15 p.m., Tyvola Road Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road. Mecklenburg Audubon Society presents Derrick Z. Jackson, former associate editor at the Boston Globe, to discuss Project Puffin, which has restored 1,000 puffin pairs to three Maine islands. Techniques developed during the project have restored rare and endangered seabirds worldwide. Free. www.meckbirds.org.

Send regional garden and nature calendar listings to: mecklenburgemg@gmail.com.