Horticultural Gardens Upcoming Events

  1. To register for workshops & classes please call 910-695-3882 or e-mail at landscapegardening@sandhills.edu to reserve a space.  If you call, please leave your name, phone number, and mailing address.
  2. Send your payment with the name and date of the class you want to attend to the Sandhills Horticultural Society, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.  Payment is due at time of registration.
  3. You will be on the waiting list until your payment is received.  Receipt of payment reserves your space in class.  If you are unable to attend the session, the office must receive notification 48 hours prior to the workshop date to receive a refund or credit toward another workshop. Please note we have revised our credit policy.  If a credit is desired, it must be used toward another workshop within 90 days.  If not used by that deadline the credit will not be eligible for a refund.
  4. All classes and workshops are held in the Burlingame Room at the Ball Visitors Center, Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, unless otherwise noted.

2019 Workshops/Events

A portion of the workshop fee goes to support the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Tuesday, July 16th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Learn in the Gardens – Houseplants from A-Z

FREE! Back by popular demand, Keely Harpster, Landscape Gardening Program graduate and Landscape Design contractor will once again give her presentation aimed at educating fellow plant lovers by sharing detailed knowledge on personal successes and failures with houseplants.  Learn the basics of houseplant care and insightful tidbits that will make you crave more green in your life and home.  Bring your lunch and the Gardens will provide drinks.

Thursday, August 8th – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Botanical or Lace Impressed Pottery Platters

ARTworks of Vass is back!  Maegan Lea of Fickle Pottery is bringing one of her most popular classes to the Gardens.  Students may choose to bring their own botanicals or piece of lace to capture or choose from those that Maegan provides.  All supplies and tools will be provided. To allow time for drying, firing, glazing, and firing; class projects will be ready by September 9th.  The Horticultural Society will contact students and arrange for pick up at the Ball Center.  Class size is limited to 24.  An afternoon session from 1PM-3 may be added if the morning session fills quickly.  Horticultural Society members $50, nonmembers $60.

Friday, September 13th 12:00 p.m.
Fall Lecture: Mark Weathington

Dr. Mark Weathington, Director of the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, will give a talk on “Gardening in the South” the title of his latest book.  He will have books available for purchase and will sign books at the talk.  This free talk is sponsored by the Sandhills Horticultural Society and the Sandhills Council of Garden Clubs.  Space is limited so please register early!

Saturday, September 14th 9:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.
Children’s Treasure Trail – Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Join us for a FREE, fun, and educational children’s event for ages 3-8 years old.  There will be demonstrations on how to plant and take care of veggies; wonder at the migration of butterflies; identify snakes of the Sandhills; learn about gems and minerals; analyze your golf swing; and improve your soccer game.  Enjoy snacks and face painting!

Tuesday, September 24th 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Learn in the Gardens: Introduction to Vermicomposting

FREE! Moore County Master Gardeners Larry Allen and John Bowman will provide a basic introduction to vermicomposting, the process of using worms to recycle food wastes into nutrient-rich soil.  The many benefits of using vermicompost will be identified and the necessary materials needed to start a worm composting will be discussed (a worm bin, bedding, water, food scraps, and composting earthworms).  Finally, recommendations will be provided for what to feed your worms, how to harvest your worm castings, and how to deal with some of the common problems that you may experience in your worm farm.

Saturday, October 5th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
SHS Fall Plant Sale

Woody plants (azaleas, hollies, camellias) pansies and spring flowering bulbs will be available.  This is the annual Sandhills Horticultural Society and Student Horticultural Club plant sale.  Pre-orders are recommended.  Call (910) 246-4959 to pre-order.  You may also purchase plants the day of sale.  Horticultural Society members receive 5% off orders of $100.00 or more.

Tuesday, October 8th 2:00 p.m.
Fall Flower Arranging

Join Matt Hollyfield of Hollyfield Design as he shares how to create the perfect fall wreath for your home.  Using a grapevine wreath and lots of natural mediums, you will make a lovely wreath that can be used through the fall season.  Wreath and natural mediums included in price.  Members $45.00, non-members $50.00.  Other items will be available for purchase to add to your wreath.

Sunday, November 17th 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Santa in the Gardens

Join us for the second year of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Hoads Children’s Garden in the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens.  Bring your children for a visit and storytelling time as well as face painting, a craft to make reindeer food, and of course cookies and hot chocolate!  Take your own pictures with Santa in plenty of time for your Christmas cards. Visits with Santa will be from 1:00-2:00.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will tell Christmas stories from 2:00-2:30, more time to visit with Santa will be from 2:30-3:30 and then another story time will be from 3:30-4:00.  This event is FREE but registration is required and space is limited.  When you register please indicate how many children you are bringing and which visitation time you plan on attending.  This will aid us in managing the waiting time to visit with Santa.  In the event of inclement weather the activities will be located inside the Ball Visitors’ Center.

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