Midlands Fall Plant & Flower Festival: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and Sunday noon-5 p.m., SC State Farmers Market, 3843 Charleston Highway, West Colulmbia, (803) 734-2210.
Old Rose Exhibit: The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina will host its 62nd annual exhibit of old garden roses on Oct. 10 at the State Fairgrounds Ellison Building. This annual competition serves to educate gardeners and encourage cultivation and preservation of old garden roses, including rose varieties that existed before 1867. Exhibitors can bring their entries from 7:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. via Gate 11 on Bluff Road. Exhibitors will prepare their specimens along with a completed entry tag. All roses must be grown by the exhibitor and must have been introduced before 1950 or be of an undetermined introduction date. Inexperienced exhibitors are welcome, and help will be available. (803) 765-0335.
Sip and Stroll: Sip some lemonade or wine while strolling through three Seneca Avenue gardens and purchase wildlife art to benefit Carolina Wildlife Care, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 7, 1811 Seneca Ave. A $15 donation is suggested. carolinawildlifecare.org or (803) 772-3994
City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Robert Mills Historic District: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District Oct. 12. See some of Columbia’s oldest homes. Tickets: $6, purchase them at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24
Dollar Sundays, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Take a guided tour of historic house museums 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21 for $1. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
W. Gordon Belser Arboretum: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Oct. 21, 4080 Bloomwood Road. The arboretum is a collection of plant communities consisting of 10 different habitats, a waterfall and a botanical garden. (803) 777-3934
Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: This 60-minute guided tour is today. Compare the visual aesthetics of late 18th- and 19th-century landscape gardening to an earlier-style English boxwood garden. Tickets $6. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email@example.com.
23rd Anniversary SC Midlands Master Gardener Symposium: Gateway to Gardening: Today for Tomorrow, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11, Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Ave. Hear keynote speakers, special guests from Clemson and USC, demonstrations, plant and art sales, refreshments and lunch, silent auction and door prizes. Limited space. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 1. $50 for SCMMGA members and $60 for non-members. All proceeds benefit garden related educational programs in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Kershaw counties. (803) 738-0778 or scmmga.org
Cement Leaf Workshop: Join Riverbanks horticulturists for a hands-on workshop that will show you how to turn ordinary leaves into creative cement cast bird baths, feeders or yard art, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 13, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Participants will make two leaves to take home the same day. Pack a lunch and enjoy the garden while your art is setting during a two-hour wait time. Register at riverbanks.org or (803) 779-8717.
Southern Landscapes: A discussion of shrubs and trees that flourish in southern climate, soil types in the Midlands, design principles, planting, pruning and fertilizing, 10 a.m., Oct. 13, Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1403 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. Workshop is free but registration is required at wingardsnursery.com (803) 359-9091
Herb Gardening in Containers: Learn how to grow and use herbs in your home, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, Main Branch, Lexington County Public Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. Class taught by a Master Gardener from the Clemson Extension office. (803) 785-2600.
Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser: Proceeds benefit Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteer/Sam Cheatham Scholarship Fund. The scholarship benefits Lexington County students who wish to study horticulture or agriculture. Event is 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 6 at the Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox St., Lexington. (803) 892-3162
Fall Plant Sale: All plants grown by Heathwood Hall students, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Robert Clark Greenhouse, 3000 S. Beltline Blvd. Choose among 1,500-plus perennials and shrubs. Prices are $4 and up. Online catalog available at heathwood.org/plantsale
Garden Volunteer Days: Director of Grounds David Simpson will lead volunteers assisting with a variety of garden projects, 9 a.m. today and Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25., Historic Columbia Foundation, 1601 Richard St. Dress for working in the garden and bring gloves if you have them. Hand tools and water will be provided. (803) 252-1770
Art in the Garden VII: A evening of Motown with dinner, drinks, a silent auction and an opportunity to purchase artwork from local artists, 7 p.m., Oct. 5, Wingards’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1403 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. Funds will be donated to Lexington Interfaith Community Services. Tickets are $40. (803) 359-9091
Girls Night Out: Enjoy hor d’oeuvres, wine, music and door prizes, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 18, Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1403 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. Local vendors will be spotlighted. Design your own fused glass pendant with local artist Toni Chirico. Cost is $25. Registration required. wingardsnursery.com (803) 359-9091
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