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Events in the Sandhills

                                                         HUMMINGBIRD SIGHTINGS!

Sue Campbell, OUR LOCAL SANDHILLS HUMMINGBIRD EXPERT, has asked for a  phone call or email if we see hummingbirds starting on March 15th.

                           Please call her at   (910) 949-3207 or 

                                        Below is a great site on hummingbirds to check out!



                      BLOOMING ART EVENT REVISED POSTER                

Go to: for all events presented by the  Arts Council.

                                                    THE GARDEN CLUB OF THE SANDHILLS

Chek out this wonderful organization and their schedule of events happening in the Sandhills. All the garden clubs have a representative that is part of this group!

                                                    WEB SITE ADDRESS:

The Garden Club of the Sandhills is a member of and supports the goals of The National Council of State Garden Clubs and The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Our objectives are to encourage interest and education in all phases of civic beauty, home gardening, flower arranging, the promotion of better horticultural practices, and the preservation of our natural resources.


The North Carolina Museum of Art has their annual 4 day ART IN BLOOM Festival from March 21-24 (our bus trip last year).

                    Tickets are $13 members, $18 nonmembers.
                                        Check  out the site:

                    Call (919) 715-5923 or copy and paste link below


                                          WEYMOUTH DIRT GARDENERS

                           PLANT SALE DATE - APRIL 6, 2019

As you begin to clean out your gardens and find you have too many plants, or are simply tired of the ones you have, please remember the Weymouth Dirt Gardeners Plant Sale.  We can provide pots and if necessary, some transplanting plants to the Weymouth Center.

We are also collecting items for our Garden Whilte Elephant Tables, a popular feature of the sale.  if you have any garden-related decor, tools, books, decorative pots, outdoor furniture, bric-a-brac - please consider donating them for our sale.

NOTE: We no longer accept terracotta pots - they do not sell!

We rely on our local gardening community to help us gather plants for this sale which provides the funds we need to maintain the Weymouth Gardens.

For further information, please contact:

Louise Kamo  910-603-4555  at  or
Kathy Luckhaus 910-986-3009



                              Thursday, April 25th at The Carolina Hotel

                              Reception at 5 pm / Program at 6 PM
                                               Tickets are $50.00

Marta McDowell, garden historian and best-selling author of “All the Presidents’ Gardens” will present at the Healing Garden Society’s Bloom! symposium on Thursday, April 25, in the Cardinal Ballroom at The Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst.

McDowell will trace the fascinating history of how our presidents and their families left their imprint on the White House grounds.

A wine and cheese reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and the program starts at 6:00 p.m. Copies of her award-winning book will be available for purchase and signing.

Tickets are $50 may be purchased at the Clara McLean House, on the campus of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst or by emailing or calling 910-695-7500.
Sponsored by The Healing Garden at the Clara McLean House.


                                   2019 Signature Events

Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture

Sunday, April 7, 2:30 p.m.
Initiated in 2000 by North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation board member Nancy Preston in honor of her mother, Evelyn McNeill Sims, the annual Sims Lecture focuses on native plants and their conservation and ecology. This year, we welcome Dwayne Estes, executive director of the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) at Austin Peay State University, for his talk The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative: Charting a New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century. Register here >

Spring Native Plant Sale and Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2-7 p.m.
Celebrating North Carolina's native plants, this springtime event features native plants from our own nursery and several local nurseries. Live music, food trucks, educational activities and a raffle all add to the festival-like atmosphere. Admission is free and open to the public.

Carolina Moonlight Garden Party

Saturday, June 1, 6-9 p.m.
Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year and prepare to dance the night away. Each year we celebrate a different region of North Carolina with signature drinks, food, and fun. Purchase tickets >

Sculpture in the Garden Artists' Reception

Saturday, September 14; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Every fall the Garden hosts one of the Triangle's most anticipated art events: a juried outdoor exhibition of original sculptures by North Carolina artists. This annual event, Sculpture in the Garden, showcases dozens of works that emphasize the bond between art and nature. Purchase tickets >

Fall Plant Sale

Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28
Our Fall Plant Sale exemplifies conservation gardening at its best. All of the more than 170 species of southeastern native plants offered for sale have been propagated in our own growing operation. Garden Members enjoy a special plant sale preview party on Friday evening with discount on plant purchases, live music, and refreshments.

BOOtanical: Pumpkins in the Garden

Friday, October 25
This family fun event features a nature pumpkin carving contest along with pumpkin viewing, live critters, crafts and treats.

Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture

Sunday, November 3
Named in honor of Jenny Elder Fitch, local plant enthusiast and passionate gardener, by her husband, R.B. Fitch, the Fitch lecture has brought a renowned gardener or horticulturalist to Chapel Hill every year since 1999.

Winter in the Garden Holiday Festival

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7
Enjoy holiday splendor in the Garden as we celebrate the end of the year with festive lighting, native plant greenery, holiday music, food, and good cheer. 



Sandhills Horticultural Society    

                          2019 PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
(Please note that the website for the Sandhills Horticultural Society is not current so please check here for the correct information which we are receiving from Ginny Fergusen, the secretary at the Sandhills Horticultural Center


March 25th 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Micro Gardening: Food Farming in Containers & Small Urban Spaces!

Kathy Byron, Director of Good Food Sandhills, will show you the ways to manage veggie garden challenges by growing food in small spaces, using less time and effort while still achieving a lot. At this workshop discover the basics of vegetable gardening, how to maximize small spaces using permaculture principles, and the simplicity of incorporating art into the aesthetics of the micro garden. To jump start your micro garden you will take away a grow bag planted with seed for potatoes and create an herb Soft potas Art in the Garden! Horticultural Society members $15, non-members $25. Registration required and class size limited to 24. Participants should bring a 5-gallon bucket, hand shovel, apron, and gloves.

Friday, March 29th 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Growing Tomatoes in the Sandhills. FREE!

Craig LeHoullier, known as the North Carolina Tomato man, will be speaking
on growing tomatoes in the Sandhills and the dwarf tomato project he is leading. He’ll tell us about the wide variety of tomatoes he grows in earth bags and straw bales on his driveway in Raleigh and will have handouts and seed packets for attendees. Copies of Craig’s books, Epic Tomatoes ($20) and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales ($10)will be available for purchase via cash,check, or credit card. This free talk is sponsored by the Sandhills Horticultural Society and the Sandhills Council of Garden Clubs. Space is limited so please register early!

ursday, April 4th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Design Your Own Stained Glass Mosaic Mirror.

Diane Flanegan from ARTworks in Vass is bringing one of her most popular classes to the Gardens. This would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day! In order to ensure the best possible experience and personalized attention for each participant, class size is limited to 16students. An afternoon session may be added from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. if the morning session fills quickly.All supplies and tools will be provided. Horticultural Society members $40, non-members $50. Registration required.

Wednesday, April 10th 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn in the Gardens -How to Become a Backyard Beekeeper.FREE!

Pat Brannon
, certified beekeeper and owner of Brannon Apiary,will discuss how you can begin your very own backyard bee apiary. The main points to be covered will be basic bee anatomy, types of flowers that attract honeybees, and a practical look at what you will need to set up a home apiary. She will also discuss some of the barriers that you may encounter in beginning your new hobby. Bring your lunch and the Gardens will provide drinks. Registration required.

April 13th 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sandhills Horticultural Society Plant Sale.

The Sandhills Horticultural Society will hold
itsspring plant sale offering perennials, woody plants, and bulbs at the horticultural building area (Steed Hall) of Sandhills Community College. For information or to pre-order call 910-695-3882.

Friday, April 26
th 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 27th  9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Annual Bedding Plant Sale.

The Landscape Gardening Students
are working hard to provide you the best of the best for your spring garden. This sale offers a variety of flowers, herbs, tomatoes, and peppers. Order forms must be turned in by Friday, April 12th. Order forms are located in Steed Hall and the Ball Visitors Center. For more information or to receive an order form please call (910) 692-3882 or e-mail

May 2nd 10:00 a.m. to 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 June 3rd.The Horticultural Society will contact youand arrange for pick up at the Ball Center. Class size is limited to 24. An afternoon session may be added from 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. if the morning session fills quickly. Horticultural Society members $50, non-members $60. Registration required.

Monday, May 20th 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn in the Gardens STARworks. FREE!

Joe Grant, glass studio director, will discuss the history of their building and organization; the programs offered (education, residencies, internships, etc.); the art they produce; the artists, and the gallery space. Bring your lunch and the Gardens will provide drinks. Registration required.

June 4th 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Succulent Container Workshop. Not sure how to begin or how to care for succulent plants?

Carol Lucas, OwnerofCarol Lucas Designs, will be here to show you the proper way to plant succulents in containers and various creative planting designs. You will go home with your very own masterpiece to keep or ideal gift for Father’s Day!All supplies are included: pot, soil, decorative item for your design. Class size is limited to 12 but an afternoon session from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. may be added if the morning fills quickly. Horticultural members $30, non-members $35. Registration required.

Monday, June 17th 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.Lunch & Learn in the Gardens Inviting Nature into your Garden with Native Plants. FREE!

Lisa Thompkins, owner of Carolina Heritage Nursery in Waxhaw, NC will be giving a talk about the importance of incorporating native plants into our landscape. She will discuss our current landscaping practices, their unintended consequences, and ideas for creating a more hospitable landscape for ourselves and wildlife by incorporating native plants. Bring your lunch and the Gardens will provide drinks. Registration required


***Become a Member of the Sandhills Horticultural Society. Call 910-695-3882.***Be the first to find out about workshops being offered and receive a discount. ***Find out about the many other benefits to becoming a member.


To register for workshops & classes - Payment due at registration.  910-695-3882 to reserve a space.  Please give your phone number & email address and send payment with name of class to: Sandhills Horticultural Society, 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374  Att: Tricia Mabe.

 Receipt of payment reserves your space in class. You will be on the waiting list until payment is received.

Cancellation prior to 48 hours of the event required to receive a refund or credit toward another workshop. 

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Go to this very informative site to learn about how we can help the local birds in our area!  This article sent to us by Susan Strine.

Go to this wonderful website to learn about North Carolina Gardening!

Why You Should Let A Copperhead live in your yard!


Susan Strine sent this to the Linden Garden Club and we are passing it on!

The Michigan Pollinator Initiative team is excited to announce the launch of our new online course! Pollinator Champions is a free, self-paced course offered at Michigan State University. The course is packed full of videos, articles, and fun activities to guide you through the amazing world of pollinators and pollination. Anyone with an internet connection can enroll. You do not have to be an MSU student or faculty to participate.

Read more or register for Pollinator Champions at:

                                    SUGGESTIONS FOR GARDEN TRIPS:  

We have included some websites so just click them on and learn about the many wonderful day trips in our area to visit when family and friends are in town.



CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDENS:  Wilmington (Guided Tour)



PINEHURST GREENHOUSES:  Pinehurst (Guided Tour)


TARHEEL NURSERY:  7160 Old Stage Road, N. Angier

PANTHER CREEK NURSERY:  711Old Stage Road, N. Angier

BROADWELL’S NURSERY:  Willow Springs, N. Angier

MCLAMB NURSERY:  640 Green Leaf Road, N. Angier

HOMEWOOD NURSERIES:  N. Raleigh (Full service nursery with greenhouses)

SEAGROVE ORCHIDS:  Seagrove, (Guided tour, then visit some potteries)

RALSTON ARBORETUM:  Raleigh (Guided Tour)



                                LAKE CITY, SOUTH CAROLINA
                   2 hours 18 minutes from Pinewild Country Club

  • Attention Garden Enthusiasts! B.J. Barrett found this wonderful website that tells about the The Moore Farms Botanical Gardens which is owned by Darla Moore, the South Carolina Philanthropist who was recently inducted as a member of the Augusta National Country Club along with Condaleza Rice.
  • The information for the garden tour of the Moore Farms Botanical Garden can be found at All guests must register in advance. The tickets are $10 each. It looks like it would be about a 2 ½ hour drive from Pinewild. What a wonderful opportunity! They are rarely open to the public and it will be a lot of fun to get a peek inside! Perhaps some of our members would like to get together and car pool for a great outing!
  • Tour requests are limited to groups of 10 people or more. Preference will be given to horticulture oriented groups such as garden clubs, landscape professionals and members of the local community.
  • They offer several open days per year during which the public can tour the gardens.
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