5th Annual Native Plant Festival
Virtual Presentations and Physical Self-Guided Nursery Tour
The Annual Native Plant Festival has been redesigned, so that we can learn about and buy native plants while honoring safety guidelines surrounding COVID-19. This year’s festival will have an online component and an outdoor component. We’ll offer a day of recorded presentations by local horticultural experts, which you can enjoy from home. We’ll also offer a physical component: a self-guided tour of area nurseries that sell native plants, starting with a tour of the Native Plant Garden at the New Hanover County Arboretum. • To participate in the garden and nursery tour, come first to the Arboretum to pick up a tour map and see native plants in person. Visit the Arboretum’s varied garden areas, including the demonstration Native Plant Garden dedicated to native plants of coastal North Carolina–a great chance to see what native plants might actually look like in your own yard. You can pick up a map of area nurseries and drive to visit any you’d like. Many of the nurseries that had committed to bringing plants to sell on the Arboretum grounds, when we thought we were going to have a regular in-person festival, have agreed to invite the public to their farms and nurseries, to view and purchase native plants. Check our website in August for a link to our online Festival lectures. • Learn how to plant a home garden incorporating beautiful native plants that thrive in coastal Carolina. Our natives flourish with less water, fertilizer, and insecticides than many imported, non-native plants. Learn about what is native to the Cape Fear Region and get tips on what could succeed in your garden.
Date & Time
September 19, 2020
10:00AM - 4:00PM
New Hanover County NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum 6206 Oleander Drive Wilmington 28403 NC US https://www.healthylivingcoastalcarolinas.com/businesses/nc-wilmington-new-hanover-county-nc-cooperative-extension-and-arboretum