Looking for plants that are sustainable and can withstand eastern North Carolina weather?
That’s the focus of the next “Heritage Plants of ENC and Trade Specials” garden lecture series at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern.
After a hiatus of more than a year, the monthly garden lecture series resumes.
Co-hosted by Tryon Palace and the Craven County Agricultural Center, the talk will focus on plants best adapted to face the weather challenges of eastern North Carolina and trade specials, or the sneak peek of plants at the Tryon Palace Fall Heritage Plant Sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9, just inside the Palace Gates.
Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace gardens and greenhouse manager, will be joined by Jennifer Knight, community gardener, Craven County Master Gardener, and owner of Knightscapes, a local design/build landscape firm.
The annual plant sale next month offers a selection of plants grown locally and in the palace’s nursery yard, as well as a wide variety of perennials, herbs and other fall favorites.
The program is sponsored by Mitchell Hardware of New Bern. While the lecture is free, a $3 donation is suggested. Call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org for more information.
Tryon Palace is part of the Office of Archives and History, under the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first Colonial and first state capitol, visitors can take in historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center.