Gardeners of Wake County

April 21st Meeting

Buterflies  -  Bobbi Jo Holmes from the Museum of Life and Science (MLS) will present on butter flies. Bobbie, an entomologist, and the team at MLS have several beautiful and educational exhibits including one of the largest butter fly houses on the east coast. The 35-foot glass walls contain a tropical forest full of bursts of color. 

               35th Annual GWC Azalea Sale, April 10th - 19th, at
                             Campbell Road Nursery

The Gardeners of Wake County will have over three thousand Azaleas with 120 different varieties available for sale. The Wake County 4-H Club will have Camelias and Knockout roses, the Raleigh Garden Club will have perenials and herbs, plus the great selection of plants from Campbell Road Nursery. Help will be needed to unload over 3000 plants and a final day of set-up on April 9th. 
Contact Bob at (919)-302-1971 to help out or for more information.  The club will need help in keeping inventory, unloading trucks, and assisting customers. Click here to sign-up for helping to unload trucks and set-up. Click here to sign up to work on specific days of the sale.


Black Kow in 25 lbs.bags is on sale now: 1-9 bags $4.00 per bag,10-24 bags $3.00, 25 up $2.00. Idea for all kinds of plants.

Due to rain out on the weekend, the AZALEA SALE of Gardeners of Wake County will continue another week until April 26. Venue remains Campbell Road Nursery. Proceeds go to NC State University scholarships. Over 50 varieties still available. Special deals on some plants.

Bedford Garden Walk and Tea

The Bedford community in North Raleigh is hosting our first Bedford Garden Walk and The Tea at Bedford Abbey on May 2nd, 2015. We are very excited about this event and wanted to be sure that all of our fellow gardeners in the Triangle area knew about it and had an opportunity to purchase tickets before they sell out. We have tickets for the Garden Walk, for $20, and tickets for the Walk and Tea are $35. The Garden Walk includes 23 gardens, all located in the Bedford community, so we believe it is possible for our attendees to see all of the gardens in one day. Please visit our website if you would like to know more, or are interested in purchasing tickets. ""and share with the rest of your members. Also, please visit and Like our Facebook page! href="!/gardenwalkatbedford?fref=ts" Thanks and we look forward to meeting some of you on May 2nd!

Lucy Daniels Therapeutic Teaching Garden

The Lucy Daniels Center, a Cary organization that helps children develop emotionally, invites you to the opening of their new Therapeutic Teaching Garden. This garden will use nature-related activities to help children and families meet their treatment goals. It will also provide opportunities for learning, sharing, and collaborating among Center staff, partner agencies, members of the community, and clients and will even serve as a community source for fresh produce and provide economic assistance through food pantry donations. Help us celebrate this new addition to our community at our ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 2nd at the Lucy Daniels Center, 903 Weston Parkway, Cary NC.

Wake Forest Garden Club Annual Mad Hatter's Party

Put on your fancy hat and your walking shoes and join the Wake Forest Garden Club for our annual Mad Hatter’s Tea, Garden Market and Garden Tour. The festivities are on Saturday, May 9 and are at the Wake Forest Historical Museum at 414 N. Main St. in Wake Forest. The Tour, Garden Market and Classic Car show begin at 10 am and go until 4 pm. The plated tea will be served from 11 am until 2 pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Garden Club member or at The Cotton Company. Tea and Tour tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event; tea-only or tour-only tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. For further information visit our website, email us at or call Debbie at 919-210-3487.

We now have a Mum Club right here in Raleigh

'Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society' had an energetic and productive first meeting. CCCS has 27 members already. Please join us if you would like to learn how to grow 'fancy' mums. CCCS next meeting is March 16 at 12 noon till 2 pm At JC Raulston. More info:

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