Gardeners Calendar – October 2011

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October 12, South Carolina, USA

Lecture: Grandmother’s Garden

The program, “Grandmother’s Garden,” will be conducted by Mack Fleming, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4981 Chapel Road, Hollywood, SC

October 12, Georgia, USA

Planting Fruit Trees 101

Join Robbie Astrove (of the Concrete Jungle) and learn about the basics of fruit trees in the Southern US. from 7:00 pm – 9:00pm. $10 Garden members, $15 nonmembers. Oakhurst Community Garden, 435 Oakview Road Decatur, GA


October 13, South Carolina, USA

Learning: Preparing Your Pond for Winter

Join instructor Chris Deer of Tideline Aquatics to learn the steps to take and products to use. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their ponds to share. Advance registration and payment are required. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 13. Charleston Horticultural Society, 46 Windermere Blvd.$10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.


October 14, Victoria, BC

Lecture: Green Walls, Roofs, and Rain Gardens

The Victoria Hardy Plant Group presents the Elizabeth England Lecture at 7:00 pm at the Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas St. (just north off McKenzie). Speaker Sean Hogan, co-owner of Cistus Nursery in Portland, Oregon, has lectured extensively in North America and Europe. Tickets $15.


October 15&16, Sussex, UK

Apple Festival

Live music, dancing, a cider bar, hot food, fun and feasting in celebration of English apples, from 10am to 5pm. Firle, Lewes, East Sussex. £12 for one day, £20 for both days, no charge for under 12’s. No dogs permitted except assistance dogs.


October 15&16, Washington, USA

Botanical Shamanism: Reconnecting with the Sacredness of Plants

Explore the shamanic perspective of plant medicines for the body. Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA


October 15&16, New South Wales, Australia

Sarcochilus Orchid Show 2011

Blue Mountains & Penrith Districts Orchid Society Inc will be holding their Sarcochilus Orchid Show, Sat  9am – 5pm & Sun 16th 9am – 4pm at the Girl Guides’ Hall Cnr. Gt. Western Hwy & Nepean St Emu Plains NSW. Admission $2, concession $1


October 15, Linbro Park, South Africa

Roses: a Tour

View and learn about roses. 8am-1pm. Ludwig’s Roses Egoli, London Rd, Linbro Park. Cost: R230, includes mid-morning tea and lunch. Bookings essential.


October 22, New South Wales, Australia

Fourth Fuchsia Fair

Hundreds of nursery quality named Fuchsia plants for sale. Exhibition of Members’ plants Teas/ lunches/ available/ inspection of house and garden. Advice from members. Starts at 10am. Entry to house, garden and Fair $5’Tarella’ 99 Blaxland Rd. Wentworth Falls


October 22&23, New South Wales, Australia

South Australian Iris Society Annual Show

Conducted by the Iris Society of Australia, Sat 11am – 5pm Sun 10am-4pm at the Goodwood Community Centre 32 – 34 Rosa St Goodwood.

08 8388 7713 for further information


October 23, Johannesburg, South Africa

Guided Nature Walk

Join a springtime guided nature walk. 8:30am. Park at Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Rd, Emmarentia. Cost: R30 per adult & R10 per child.


November 4, Vancouver, BC

Workshop: Using Colour in Winter Containers

Nanoose Garden Club Meeting at Nanoose Library Centre, Nanoose Bay is hosting a ‘Winter Containers’ Demonstration and Workshop at 1:15 p.m. Learn how to brighten up a lacklustre entrance to your home or garden with materials collected from your summer and fall pruning chores. Guests welcome.

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