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May 2018

Spring Plant Sale: Day 2

The Botanical Gardens and numerous local plant vendors will offer a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers for sale. BGA members will get a 10% discount on BGA-grown plants that we sell at the gazebo. As always, this event will take place rain or shine. The Botanical Gardens receives no city, state or federal funds. Instead, we receive our funding exclusively through memberships, donations, gift shop sales and the spring and fall plant sales. Free admission and parking on…

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May 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Spring Bird Walk

red-tailed hawk

Spring Bird Walk with Aaron Steed SUNDAY, MAY 13th 8-10am Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Join us for an easy, early morning bird walk in the Gardens, led by Aaron Steed, expert birder and ornithologist. As we look for, listen to, and enjoy the spring birds, we’ll learn to recognize their songs and calls. Field guides helpful but not required. Bring your…

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May 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

June 2018

Ecology & Southern Appalachian Gardening

Ecology & Southern Appalachian Gardening with Jay Kranyik SUNDAY, JUNE 10th 9-11:30am Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. This class will examine numerous aspects of ecology to create more dynamic, stable, and harmonious gardens. Subjects will include reading the landscape, natural community modeling, creating/utilizing micro-climes, and using habitat-specific native plants for year-round interest. It is hoped that these topics will not only demystify…

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June 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

July 2018

Cyanotype for KIDS (age 7-12)(morning class)

A cynotype of a fern

Cyanotype for KIDS (age 7-12) with Jocelyn Mathewes SATURDAY, July 21st 9:30-11:30am Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members PLUS a $10 materials fee for all. RAIN or SHINE! [This morning class is for kids. We will host an afternoon class on the same day for adults. Please make sure you register for the correct class.] Join artist Jocelyn Mathewes as you create beautiful…

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July 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

Cyanotype for ADULTS (afternoon class)

Cyanotype for ADULTS with Jocelyn Mathewes SATURDAY, July 21st 1-3pm Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members PLUS a $10 materials fee for all. RAIN or SHINE! [This afternoon class is for adults. We will host a morning class on the same day for kids. Please make sure you register for the correct class.] Join artist Jocelyn Mathewes as you create beautiful blue botanical…

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July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Botanical Gardens at Asheville, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

August 2018

Jay’s Naturalist Walk

Jay’s Naturalist Walk with Jay Kranyik SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th 9-11:30am Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. On this slow ramble through the Gardens, we will observe and discuss numerous aspects of our natural history. Botany, scientific nomenclature, reading the landscape, birds, insects, weather, plant compounds, and other interesting subjects will be pondered in a fun, non-intimidating setting. Past naturalist walks have been graced…

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August 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Hemlock Conservation and Restoration

Hemlock Conservation and Restoration with Sara deFosset SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th 2-4pm Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sara deFosset, outreach associate for the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI), will discuss hemlock trees in our Western North Carolina ecosystem and the threat they face from the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect native to Japan. Sara will tell us what is being done to combat…

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August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 2018

Fall Plant and Rummage Sale

Fall plant sale

The Botanical Gardens and numerous local plant vendors will offer a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers for fall planting. BGA members will get a 10% discount on BGA-grown plants that we sell at the gazebo. As always, this event will take place rain or shine. The Botanical Gardens receives no city, state or federal funds. Instead, we receive our funding exclusively through memberships, donations, gift shop sales and the fall and spring plant sales. Free admission and parking…

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September 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Native Plant Gardening in Small Gardens and Containers

Native Plant Gardening in Small Gardens and Containers with Dr. Lisa Wagner SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th TIME TBA shortly Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Many of our native species are well-suited to small spaces, allowing you to create natural garden vignettes in decorative containers, by entrances or around mailboxes. Slow-growing shrubs and compact perennials are easiest to use, but larger-growing natives are also…

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September 30 @ 12:00 am

November 2018

Southern Appalachian Dry Oak Ecosystem

Southern Appalachian Dry Oak Ecosystem with Jason Rodrigue SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3th 1-4pm Pre-registration is required.  Please call (828) 252-5190 to pay by credit card.  Cost for the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Extending from West Virginia to Northern Georgia, the dry oak forest community is an intriguing ecosystem with a varied history and composition. Many of the tree species found in the dry oak community are common throughout the southern Appalachian landscape but combine to form an…

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November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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