|In the Garden Now
20th Annual Grinding of the Greens
January 11, 2014; 8:00 A.M.
After the holidays rather than sending your tree to the landfill, put it to good use - as mulch! PWC will partner with the City of Fayetteville, Duke Progress Energy, and the Garden in a Christmas Tree Recycling Program known as Grinding of the Greens. Check the local newspapers for curb side pick-up information or drop off your tree at the Garden’s fire tower. Or visit the PWC site to learn more details. Volunteers will grind the trees into mulch for use at the Garden. Recycling your Christmas tree is a “green” gift that the Garden truly appreciates.
Twelfth Night - Presented by Sweet Tea Shakespeare
January 10, 11, & 12, 2014; 7:00 P.M.
Wintertime festivities feature the melancholy and joyous in Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s play about the end of Christmas time. Follow twins Viola and Sebastian as they are separated after a shipwreck and attempt to locate each other, finding love, fun, confusion, and loss along the way. Live musical entertainment prior to the performance. Food and beverages will be for available purchase.
Ticket: $10 Garden member; $12 Non-member; $7.50 Students; $5 Children 6-12 yrs.; Free under 5 yrs.; $5 FSU students. Purchase tickets on-line: sweetteashakespeare.com .
Garden Gift Shop Valentine’s Sale
February 7, 8 & 9, 2014; 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Looking for something beyond chocolates? With special sales, samples, and the newest arrivals from market - we have the perfect gifts for every Valentine in your life! Plus a 10% member discount on purchases, a free grab bag gift, and easy parking. What's not to LOVE? And you can spread the love throughout the year with the gift of a Garden membership!
3rd Annual Wedding and Special Event Showcase
February 23, 2014; 12:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Come and see how we celebrate! A fun filled afternoon with three caterers, over 30 professional vendors and “Wedding Journeys on the Runway” a fashion show - all in our beautiful venue will inspire you! Bring your best friends, bridal party and event planner to taste the food, meet the experts, see the flowers, view couture and tour the Garden. Door prizes and gift bags add to the excitement. View a Vendor List for a sneak peak at the professionals who will be at the show.
Ticket: $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Ticket includes Garden admission - we welcome you to take a walk after visiting with the vendors. Reserve your advance tickets by calling 910.486.0221.
Thank you Presenting Sponsor
Five Star Entertainment
Best Perspectives Photography, George P. Joell 3 Photography,
Nicole Marie Hope Photography, P3 Weddings,
Party Reflections, The Village Coffee House & Bakery
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Camellia Show presented by The Fayetteville Camellia Club
March 1 & 2, 2014; 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
See hundreds of blooms displayed in the Orangery. Demonstrations, seminars, tours and top quality plants for sale. For details on how to enter your blooms, visit: www.fayettevillecamelliaclub.org. Free admission to the Camellia Show; regular admission applies for entry to the Garden.
Flavors of Spring Luncheon with Chef Mark Elliott
March 29, 2014; 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
As the weather warms and new produce appears, Mark Elliott, Chef and Owner of Elliotts on Linden and a preferred caterer at the Garden, will create and present a delicious and seasonal lunch. Chef Elliott’s cooking philosophy is to share the very best regionally grown and raised agricultural products with the widest possible audience. Enjoy dining in the Grand Hall as you learn more about his experience growing and cooking with herbs. Wine pairings will be available for purchase. Limited seating available. Fee: $40 member, $45 non-member. Reserve your place prior to March 15 by calling the Garden Gift Shop at (910) 486-0221 or click here to register on-line.
Zumba® Mini-Marathon Fiesta
March 30, 2014; 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Join us for the launch of Zumba® in the Garden! Zumba exercise classes blend upbeat world rhythms with easy choreography for a workout that feels like a celebration. Eva Nelson-Brown and other area instructors will lead the dynamic session. Water provided. Raffle prizes include free classes, massages, CFBG workshops and Gift Shop goodies. Warning: Side Effects include Happiness! Fee: $10 .
Pre-register by calling (910) 486-0221 X 20 or click here to register on-line.
Garden, Food and Wine Festival
April 11, 2014 (Members Only) 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
April 12, 2014 (Public Welcome) 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Vendors and wares including gardening and plants, wine, farm fresh and homegrown foods items, and local arts and crafts. Live demonstrations by area professionals will tip the scale making this an event well worth attending!
More details to come soon …
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Programs are designed for older children (12+) and adults; both novice and expert gardeners are welcome. Pre-registration and pre-payment* are required by deadlines stated. For your convenience you may register with a credit card over the phone by calling (910) 486-0221 X 20 or click here to register on-line.
*Refunds are issued for credit toward future classes.
Tai Chi for Health
Tuesdays 10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014
February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014
March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014
Tai Chi is promoted by the Mayo Clinic as a method of stress reduction for all age groups and beneficial to other health conditions. Imagine practicing this gentle, flowing, eastern form of exercise overlooking the Garden’s serene Cypress Pond. Instructor Rich Martin has taught the Wounded Warriors and Fayetteville Police.
Fee: per monthly session: $48 member ($60 for April); $55 non-member ($68.75 for April); Single class fee: $15 member or $17 non–member. Sign up for three winter sessions and save $10! Click here to register on-line or call 910.486.0221 X 20.
Worms Eat My Garbage - Cancelled
March 29, 2014: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Imagine reducing your curb side garbage by bags per week, eliminating kitchen odors, closing the loop on food waste, and creating a rich soil amendment that is alive with beneficial creatures. The red wiggler worm can do all this for you! You will leave with a prepared worm bin and a starter colony of wigglers.
Fee: $40 members; $45 non-members. Pre-registration required by March 22. Click here to register on-line or call 910.486.0221 X 20.
Tuesdays 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014
Zumba® exercise classes are "mini fitness-parties" blending upbeat world rhythms with easy choreography, for a total-body workout as lead by instructor Eva Nelson-Brown.
Fee: per monthly package: $48 member (April $60); $55 non-member (April $68.75); Single clas: $15 member or $17 non–member. Sign up for all three spring months and save $10! Click here to register on-line or call 910.486.0221 X 20.
Our FREE preschool story and nature 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 is most appropriate for two to four year-olds and the 10:30 - 11:30 sessions is geared toward ages five and six. The sessions fill up quickly. Pre-registration for Nature Tales is required at least two business days in advance. Click here to reserve a spot for your child.
Dates and topics:
Jan: Sat. 4th & Tues. 7th: Shapes in the Night Sky
Feb: Sat. 1st & Tues. 4th: What is a Groundhog?
March: Sat. 1st & Tues. 4th: Spring is Coming
April: Sat. 5th & Tues. 8th: Wide Mouthed Frogs
May: Sat. 3rd & Tues. 6th: Planting for Pizza!
June: Tues. 3rd & Sat. 7th: Fireflies
July: Tues. 8th & Sat. 12th: Noisy Insects
Aug.: Sat. 2nd & Tues. 5th: Critters in Cammo
Sept.: Sat. 6th &Tues. 9th: Rumbling Sky
Oct.: Tues. 7th & Sat. 11th: Squish Squashes
Nov.: Sat. 1st &Tues. 4th: Foxy Squirrels
Dec.: Tues. 2nd & Sat. 6th: Amazing Ice
Nature Nuts Half-Day Camps
Summertime fun-filled hours of nature programming!