Gardeners of Wake County

August 18th Club Meeting

      Bryce Lane  -  Garden Art  

  8th Annual Paw Paw Festival

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 10:00am – 1:00pm — 1 month away
Where:1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA

The 8th annual NC pawpaw festival will be held Sat. August the 29th from 10-1 at the Forsyth county agriculture building in Winston-Salem. This is 1450 Fairchild Rd and is a free event. Food will be available made with pawpaw as long as it lasts and lectures will be given on everything pawpaw from folklore to commercializing the fruit in NC. Tours will be given of the extension office pawpaw orchard and fruit, seed, and trees will be available for purchasing. For more info please contact Derek Morris or Mary Jac Brennan at 336 703-2850.

FALL GARDEN TOUR - Sept. 19-20, 2015

Eight gardens are open for your enjoyment and education in the Gardeners Of Wake County 2015 fall garden tour. These gardens were created by people like you who love to get “down and dirty” and who would love to share with you what they have learned about what works and what doesn’t work in getting plants to grow. The venues illustrate a variety of gardening challenges and solutions, including of course preparation of the garden for the fall season of the year

The tour also provides an opportunity to view and purchase garden art. One garden artist displays his or her work in each garden, with individual pieces placed around the garden, giving you ideas of how things might look in your own situation.

The gardens on the tour will be open for visitors from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, Sept. 19, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, Sept 20. Tickets will be available at each garden for cash or check.. Tickets are $15 per person and include all the gardens on the tour for that price. Art can be purchased directly from the artist on site. Proceeds from ticket sales are used to fund scholarships for horticultural students at NC State University.

To see a list and map of the gardens on the tour, please visit the Gardeners of Wake County Fall Garden Tour Map.

John Motley has been growing Basil, Garlic, and Asparagus for years.
Learn more about growing Basil, Garlic, and Asparagus or make your own applesauce and Pesto.

               Monthly Meetings     

The Gardeners of Wake County meets every third Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Ruby McSwain building at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum on Beryl Rd. in Raleigh. Refreshments are available at 7:00 PM and members and visitors can socialize before the 7:30 pm start of the meeting.  Each meeting starts with a short business session followed by a horticulture related program. Plants are brought by members and given away as prizes.  Visitors are always welcome.  
The J.C. Raulston Arboretum is located on Beryl Rd. which is on the South side of the railroad tracks and parallel with Hillsborough St.  Visitors are always welcome. Click here for map or directions.

Garden related Websites

Campbell Road Nursery         JC Ralston Arboretum       Triangle Gardener     Consumer/Home Horticulture      Carolina Gardener Magazine           Azalea Society of America     The Gardener's Dirt