Native Flora of the Carolinas Tour

May 05, 2017 08:30am -
May 05, 2017 05:30pm
Durham & Chapel Hill, NC

Event Description

Region IV Regional Meeting | Durham & Chapel Hill, NC
Native Flora of the Carolinas Tour
Friday, May 5 | 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Duke Gardens Photo Credits (Left to Right): Charles Twine, Karen Webbink & Lori Sullivan 

Join Region IV GWA members for weekend adventure in the Carolina “triangle.”  Experience the spring magic of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens including guided tours and an educational seminar over lunch.  A visit to the North Carolina Botanical Garden Chapel Hill in the height of the season will educate visitors on the native floral displays of the central piedmont region.   Finish the day with a trunk show and guided tour of the famous grounds of Fearrington Village.  Enjoy craft beer, wine, live music & wood-fired pizza at Roost Beer Garden.     

Plan to stay for the weekend and attend the annual Spring Open House at Plant Delights Nursery, visit the Arthur Foodscape to see the Suburban Grain Experiment, tour the many garden centers in the area including Big Bloomers Flower Farm and purchase tickets for the Annual Gala in the Garden at the world renowned JC Raulston Arboretum on Sunday, May 7, 3:00PM-7:00PM. 




Registration/Coffee/Self-Guided Photo Shoot at Sarah P. Duke Gardens
9:30AM Guided Tour of Sarah P. Duke Gardens
11:00AM Lunch & GWA Business Meeting
12:00PM Presentation by Sarah Leach Smith, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
1:00PM Self-Transportation to North Carolina Botanical Garden Chapel Hill
2:00PM Guided Tours at North Carolina Botanical Garden Chapel Hill
3:30PM Self-Transportation to Fearrington Village
4:00PM Trunk Show at Fearrington Village
4:30PM Guided tour of Fearrington Village Grounds
5:30PM Dinner at Roost Beer Garden (Not included in registration)

Click here for a list of accommodations near Duke Gardens.

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Registration: Friday, April 7
  • Regular Registration: Friday, April 28

Cancelation Policy
Cancelation requests received in writing by Friday, April 21 will be subject to a 25% cancelation fee, which will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made after Friday, April 21. Substitutions will be permitted with no penalties.

Optional Events
Cost not included in registration

Friday, May 5    

  • Roost Beer Garden at Fearrington Village (Pittsboro, NC) Set in the middle of the Fearrington Village Center, Roost offers local brews, wine by the glass, live music and wood-fired pizza. GWA members will have reserved seating under large oak trees to end the day and enjoy time with members. 

Saturday, May 6
Self-guided Tour Opportunities      

Sunday, May 7
Self-guided Tour Opportunities  

Event Type:Education
Category:Regional Meeting
Early registration ends on Apr 07, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Apr 08, 2017 and ends on Apr 28, 2017.
Late registration starts on Apr 29, 2017.
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