Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Sun
Everything You Wanted to Know Ab...
Everything You Wanted to Know Ab...
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Q&A session with Roger Mercer, CFBG Founder, and Fayetteville Observer gardening columnist. Come and learn tips to grow and care for dazzling dogwoods and ravishing redbuds in your garden. Free with Garden admission.
Apr
29
Tue
Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi for Health
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tai Chi for Health Tuesdays 10 -11:30 a.m. April through June. Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Cypress Pond. Fee: Monthly $50 member/ $60 non-member; Single class : $15 member /$17[...]
May
1
Thu
Zumba®
Zumba®
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Zumba® exercise classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy choreography for a total-body workout as lead by instructor Eva Nelson-Brown.Fee: per monthly session: $50 member; $60 non-member; or per single class fee: $15 member or $17 non–member.[...]
May
3
Sat
Nature Tales: Planting for Pizza!
Nature Tales: Planting for Pizza!
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Our FREE preschool story and craft time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library. Each month we explore a different natural science theme appropriate for ages two to six. The 9:30 -10:30 session[...]
May
6
Tue
Nature Tales: Planting for Pizza
Nature Tales: Planting for Pizza
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Our FREE preschool story and craft time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library. Each month we explore a different natural science theme appropriate for ages two to six. The 9:30 -10:30 session[...]
Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi for Health
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tai Chi for Health Tuesdays 10 -11:30 a.m. April through June. Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Cypress Pond. Fee: Monthly $50 member/ $60 non-member; Single class : $15 member /$17[...]
May
8
Thu
Zumba®
Zumba®
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Zumba® exercise classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy choreography for a total-body workout as lead by instructor Eva Nelson-Brown.Fee: per monthly session: $50 member; $60 non-member; or per single class fee: $15 member or $17 non–member.[...]
May
9
Fri
National Public Gardens Day
National Public Gardens Day
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 As a member of American Public Gardens Association and in celebration National Public Gardens Day on May 9th, we are marking the event with FREE admission at a most beautiful time of the year! We are gifting you time[...]
May
10
Sat
Plant Sale – Extension Master Ga... @ Cumberland County Cooperative Extension
Plant Sale – Extension Master Ga... @ Cumberland County Cooperative Extension
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plants grown locally by our own Master Gardeners, donated plants, and plants grown in regional nurseries, all carefully selected for our area including perennials, annuals, herbs, ground covers, vines, shrubs and trees. Even seeds! The[...]

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Cornus florida ‘Plena’
Double Flowering Dogwood

The flowering dogwood is ubiquitous in the landscape. The showy parts are not the true flowers, which are insignificant, but the bracts surrounding the flowers.  Bracts are a modified leaves. One variety that shouldn’t be missed is the double bracted form. ‘Plena’ holds the bracts slightly longer than the straight species and give off a rose effect.  We have a beautiful blooming specimen behind the old farmhouse in the Heritage Garden.

Flowering Dogwoods require cool well-drained acidic soils. They naturally grow on forest edges so partial sun is best, although they can take sun if grown in optimal soils. While there can be many insect and diseases that affect dogwoods, a well taken care of tree is less susceptible than a stressed tree.

Come out to the Garden and enjoy our beautiful native flowering dogwoods.

 
           
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Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Fayetteville, NC 28305
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