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Events in the Sandhills

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                                                    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!

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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.               




                                   2019 Signature Events

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


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


Tuesday, July 16 Noon to 1p.m. – Ball Visitor Center – Houseplants from A-Z,  Lunch & Learn  New!
Tuesday, August 6 Noon to 1p.m. Ball Visitor Center Fall Landscape Design, Lunch & Learn New!

Thursday, August 8, 10a.m. to Noon – Ball Visitor Center, Botanical or Lace Impressed

***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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                                   FROM SUSAN STRINE:

 "Dare to be Wild" is a true story about a young Irish lady breaking into the world of garden design using natural design and native plants. Won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show. Thankfully she is young and still very active in her work and giving talks. A well done movie and interesting. It can be streamed on a computer or your TV. I thought the garden club members might like to know about it. Also, nice, at the bottom of the site there are sites to click on that tell about previous Chelsea flower shows with lots of pictures.

Meet Mary Reynolds, the plant whisperer who dared to be wild | The Telegraph 

The May issue issue of OutreachNC has many wonderful articles in it including one entitled: Land Stewardship: Every Gardener's Role in the Power of Pollinators (page 41)   AND Boost Your Brain with Gardening (page 16) 



This website about ticks was recently sent out to MGVs to read and pass along. The Pinewild garden club members may like to read more about them and how to avoid bites. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases | NC State Extension Publications

A new tick-borne illness is now being seen in NC with worrying increases. This site tells about it. Why are so many people getting a meat allergy? | Mosaic
Note that people who are bitten by a tick carrying a particular sugar molecule called, Alpha-Gal, can also become allergic to anything with an animal ingredient in it and, for gardeners, allergies to manure and bone meal.

Another item that really excites me is this site telling about planting native plants on solar farms as pollinator food sources. The Sandhills Natural History Society had a speaker, Gabriella Garrison, Eastern Piedmont Habitat Conservation Coordinator for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, talk about the importance of native plants for our pollinators. One of the SHNS members found this interesting article and sent it out to members.
Can Solar Sites Help Save The Bees? | Bee Culture

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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