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2024 Program Registration

Join us this season for a range of engaging programs that will deepen your connection to plants, expand your gardening skills and introduce you to new ways of learning.

The schedule below includes remaining programs for mid-May through early July, 2024. 

Botany Spotlight: Bamboo 
Thursday, May 23, 1-3 p.m.
With David Benfield, founder of Brightside Bamboo.
Location: Meet in the classroom inside the Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $22; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Meet the Keepers
Thursday, May 23, 1-2 p.m.
With horticulture staff of the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden at Duke Gardens
Drop-in activity for all ages. Adult chaperone required for minors.
Additional Thursday dates: March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9.
Location: Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden
Fee: free; no registration required. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Flower Portraits
Saturday, May 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
With Julia Einstein, artist in residence at Raleigh City Farm, where her creative practice is aligned with the growing season.
Location: Meet in the classroom inside the Doris Duke Center. 
Fee: $32; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code.  Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Plant Propagation: Cuttings
Friday, May 31, 10 a.m.-noon
With Beth Hall Hoffman, Paul J. Kramer Plant Collections Manager
Location: Meet on the stone patio behind the Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $28; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Naturally Wild presents Birding for QTBIPOC
Saturday, June 1, 9-11 a.m.
Led by bird guide Deja Perkins of Naturally Wild LLC.
Location: Meet at the Gothic Gate entrance.
Free; registration required. Registration is prioritized for individuals who identify as queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Walk on the Wild Side: Native Trees
Thursday, June 6, 11 a.m.-noon 
Led by horticulture staff of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. 
Location: Meet at the gatehouse entrance to the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants (B2 on the map).
Fee: $10; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking fees apply.  More details via this link.

Propagation Promenade
Friday, June 7, 9-11 a.m.
In-person and on site with Beth Hall Hoffman, plant collections manager at Duke Gardens.
Location: Meet on the stone patio behind the Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $32; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Botany Spotlight: Ferns
Tuesday, June 11, 6-8 p.m.
With Isaac Lund, assistant horticulturist in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants.
Location: Meet in the classroom inside the Doris Duke Center for this indoor/outdoor program.
Fee: $22; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Queer Ecologies for Community
Friday, June 14, 12-1:30 p.m.
With Kati Henderson, Duke Gardens staff educator and partnerships coordinator.
Location: Meet on the stone patio behind the Doris Duke Center.
Free; registration required. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Gardening with Native Ferns
Saturday, June 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
With Isaac Lund, assistant horticulturist in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants
Location: Meet in the classroom inside the Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $22; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Pollinator Week
June 17-23
Stay tuned for special programs.

Plants and Pollinators in the Pocket Prairie 
Saturday, June 22, 9-11 a.m.
With Maegan Luckett, horticulturist of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at Duke Gardens. 
Location: Meet at the Gothic Gate entrance to Duke Gardens.
Fee: $12; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

Triangle Bonsai Society Bonsai Expo
Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the Triangle Bonsai Society
Fee: free; no registration required. Drop-in exhibit for all ages.
Location: Doris Duke Center.

Beginning Bonsai Workshops
Saturday, July 6, or Sunday, July 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In person and on site with the Triangle Bonsai Society
Location: Meet at the front desk of the Doris Duke Center for directions to on-site class location. Parking fees apply. More details via this link.

 

More information

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If you'd like to be added to our email list for program announcements, please email gardenseducation@duke.edu.

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Want to bring your student group to Duke Gardens in the future? Please see our School and Group Programs and Academic Programs pages.