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Cottage Gardening with Brie Arthur – CFBG Heritage Series

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Brie Arthur – Cottage Gardening

Date: Wednesday, May 22
Time: 12noon- 2pm (lunch included)
Location: Cape Fear Botanical Garden Grand Hall

Registration: Preregistration is required – REGISTRATION LINK. (Members, use THIS LINK)

Embark on a delightful journey into the world of cottage gardening from seed, a practice that epitomizes simplicity and nostalgia, reminiscent of the quaint English countryside. Join horticulturist Brie Arthur as she guides you through the process of sowing tiny seeds, nurturing them into lush blooms and verdant foliage, culminating in tour of how this approach was used in the Heritage Garden of CFBG.

Audience Target: Ages 16 and up with all levels of gardening experience

Format: Lecture-style with time for questions + walk to the CFBG Heritage Garden

Key Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to cottage gardening
  • Sowing and nurturing seeds
  • Creating a stunning display for your garden
  • Preview of summer planting ideas

Workshop Benefits/Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain knowledge and inspiration for cottage gardening
  • Learn practical tips for sowing and nurturing seeds
  • Discover creative ideas for year-round displays

Brie Arthur, a celebrated bestselling author and distinguished horticulturist, captivates audiences with her dynamic presentations and groundbreaking gardening insights. Originating from southeastern Michigan, Brie’s academic journey led her to excel in Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University, contributing to her extensive two-decade expertise. As a fervent advocate for consumer horticulture and home gardening, she authored two influential books, “The Foodscape Revolution” and “Gardening with Grains,” solidifying her authority in the field. Brie’s contributions extend to the Emmy-winning PBS program, “Growing a Greener World,” where her expertise shines.

Cost: $35 fee ($25 for garden members) includes lunch, instruction, and take-home materials as provided by the speaker

Registration: Preregistration is required – REGISTRATION LINK. (Members, use THIS LINK)

The CFBG Heritage Series includes workshops, talks and Garden walks that connect people to plants. Topics include gardening, native plants, conservation, biodiversity and more. Attendees will learn about foundational concepts of gardening, easy ways to implement conservation, how beauty and biodiversity go hand-in-hand, food production and more.

The Heritage Series is supported by the H.M. & Pearl Kyle Foundation, Inc. and Webb Carpet Company.


May 22
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N. Eastern Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28301 United States
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