Just one more day 'til our big Fall Plant & Craft Festival. Today is our preview sale for Friends of Duke Gardens. Our staff and volunteers have been working hard all morning setting up the Duke Gardens sales areas -- from house plants to herbs and deer-resistant plants. And other vendors are also arriving. You can see the full vendor list and other information here. Stay tuned for more festival posts, and please click below for some video previews.
Preview No. 1: Rare & Unusual Plants
Preview No. 2: Karen Dillard's bird houses
Preview No. 3: Popular plants
Preview No. 4: Curator Paul Jones with the hurricane lily, Himalayan white pine, spider lily and lilac Daphne.
Preview No. 5: Veronica Mae Designs and a tale of layoffs & creative reinvention.
Preview No. 6: Curator Paul Jones shares a neat tidbit about the Lycoris aurea
We hope to see you tomorrow, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Here are some photos of the setup so far. We'll keep adding to this collection.
(Below is one of the Christmas trees that used to grace the Doris Duke Center. We've replaced them, so we're selling them, as well as some garlands. We're hoping some of you are ready to get into the holiday spirit this weekend.)