OKTOBERFEST – Sat. October 15th 2016



**DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW,
WE ARE RESCHEDULING OKTOBERFEST TO OCTOBER 15th**

pumpkins-on-haystack

This year we have some really awesome things set up for Oktoberfest, which you might remember as our Fall Open House! Come out on Saturday October 15th for a day of huge sales, classes, and fun!

#OrkidOktoberfest

CLASSES

  • 9 am — Assistant Greenhouse Manager, our talented ZACH WOOD, will be teaching “Orchids are Easy”. Read more and register here. – SOLD OUT!
  • 10 am — BRYCE LANE, retired professor from NC State University and UNC TV personality from “In the Garden with Bryce Lane”, will be giving a talk on “Beautiful Bushes – Super Shrubs for the Landscape”. Read more and register here.
  • 11 am — Beginner’s Bonsai: Learn the basics of bonsai care! In this workshop, we’ll cover the 5 basic bonsai forms, the types of tools needed to create your own bonsai, how to cut bonsai, and the theory behind bonsai presentation. The class is $50 and each class participant will receive one pre-bonsai tree, a pot, clippers and cleaning solution to create their own bonsai in the class. Advanced classes will be available in spring. – SOLD OUT!
  • 11 am — Pond Shutdown & Winterization: Let us go over the basics of pond shutdown for the end of the season and the proper way to winterize your pond. We’ll cover plant maintenance, fish feeding guidelines and common maintenance of equipment. Register here

COME HANG OUT!

LUNCH: BRATWURST, CHIPS and DRINKS in the lower area of the nursery

rise

 

10am: Come visit our RISE DOUGHNUTS tent!

 

cbc-purplegoldlogo_logo

 

We’re super excited to host CAROLINA BREWING COMPANY, who will have their CBC AmBREWlance truck set up outside the greenhouse and will also be selling bottles in our beer garden down in the lower part of the nursery. You’ll find them here 11am-5pm.

 

THE PIEDMONT PEA PICKERS will be playing old-time string band music from 1:30pm-3pm. Listen to a preview below!

 

And of course we’ll be continuing our annual PUMPKIN CHUCK tradition all day. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

KIDS ACTIVITIES

We’ll have a kid-friendly temporary tattoo station and pumpkin painting in the lower area of the nursery

 

SALES

Sales will be announced in our newsletter Thursday October 13th! Keep an eye out for it! If you haven’t joined our mailing list, look for the pink pop-out on the left.