Sandhills Horticultural Society 2022 Events

How to Register:

To register for Free Events, you have three options:

  1. Register for free events below
  2. E-mail
  3. Call (910) 695-3882. Please leave your name, phone number, and e-mail address.

All events are free unless noted.

All classes and workshops are held in the Burlingame Room at the Ball Visitors Center, Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, unless otherwise noted.

Register for Free Fall 2022 Workshops & Lectures

Upcoming Fall 2022 Events at the Ball Visitors’ Center

A Healthy Home

November 10 (Thursday) 11:00 – 12:00

Helen Gibbons is returning to discuss ideas on how to incorporate essential oils in different rooms in your home to support your activities of daily living. Basic essential oil safety will be covered, and participants will have an opportunity to learn about different oils and experience their aroma along with trying some different products.

Santa in the Gardens

November 27 (Sunday) 1:00-4:00

Santa and Mrs. Claus will return to the Hoad Children’s Garden for a fun and festive outing in the Gardens. Bring your children for a visit with Santa and storytelling as well as face painting, reindeer food craft, Letters to Santa and refreshments. Take your own pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus 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. Please indicate when you register how many children you are bringing and which visitation time you plan to attend. This is a free event, however, we ask participants to bring a donation of canned goods to be donated to the local food bank.

Register for ‘Santa in the Gardens’

Live Greenery Holiday Wreaths

November 28 (Monday) 9:00am-5:00pm

ARTworks Vass will be onsite to help you create your own holiday wreath masterpiece using a vast array of greenery and embellishments. Please refer to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens website or go directly to the Artworks Vass website for a full description of this event and for registration and payment details.

Climate Change Mitigation for Gardeners and Homeowners

December 8 (Thursday) 11:00am – 12:00pm

Rebecca Ward, Assistant State Climatologist, NCSU, will speak on how North Carolina’s climate is changing and the implications for plants and gardening. She will describe actions that are available to all of us to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

Pruning Talk and Demonstration.

Tuesday, January 10th 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Taylor Williams, retired Moore County Horticulture Extension Agent, returns to give his ever-popular talk on how and when to appropriately prune your trees and shrubs.

Identifying Edible Mushrooms

Friday, February 10th 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Frank Hyman, owner of Cottage Garden Landscaping in Durham, NCSU educated horticulturist, author and columnist, is returning to the Gardens to give his popular talk based on his latest book, How to Forage for Mushrooms without Dying. With his signature humor and style Frank will speak on how to distinguish edible mushrooms, “if it’s hollow, you can swallow,” by giving expert foraging advice so that you can be confident on which mushrooms you can safely eat and which to avoid.

How to Grow Your Own Cut Flower Garden

Tuesday, February 21st 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Gail Prevatte, Moore County native and farm owner, will discuss how flowers are grown for production on her farm, as well as methods for incorporating annual and perennial cut flowers in your landscape or garden. This is also a great way to create a pollinator paradise!