Wednesday, June 24, 2009

July classes and events at Duke Gardens

We've got some more events in store that weren't included in our earlier summer events post.

If you love seeing the dramatic array of lilies in the International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society's annual competition at Duke Gardens, but you can't seem to capture them well in photos, Durham photographer Jennifer Weinberg can help. Weinberg will teach a water lily photography workshop July 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can get extra practice during the Gardens' new, free Water Lily Walks. July dates are the 2nd, 16th and 30th, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The monthly Walk on the Wild Side in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants will feature tour guide Jeff Pippen, of Nicholas School of the Environment. He'll talk about native wildlife. That's Thursday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Blomquist gate house.

On July 23, you can take a field trip to Holly Hill Daylily & Crinum Farm and learn more about how to incorporate Crinum lilies into your late summer garden. Travelers will leave the Gardens at 9 a.m. and return at 1:30 p.m.

The Triangle Orchid Society will discuss orchids of the Venezuelan Grand Sabana July 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and anyone may attend.

Teachers can learn how to bring nature into their curriculum in the free training workshop "The Nature of Art & The Art of Nature: Connecting Science & Art for the Elementary Classroom." That's July 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It repeats July 24. More info here.

For our full July-December brochure, go here. To register for classes, call 668-1707 or send an e-mail.

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