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 Oct. 18. 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.
A Grand Tour of Gardens: Taught by Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq, author of “A Grand Tour of Gardens: Traveling in Beauty through Western Europe and the United States,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 13, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. LeClercq is a gardener from Charleston who discusses her late mother’s garden on Church Street, as well as other gardens in Charleston as a source of art, inspiration and entertainment. Cost is $7. Register at riverbanks.org or (803) 779-8717.
Living Heuchera Wreaths: Create a one-of-a-kind wreath using a sphagnum wreath base and planting it with Heuchera (Coral Bells), 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Each participant will plant a 13-inch wreath to take home, as well as learn about alternative plants and forms for unusual focal points. Cost is $40. Register at riverbanks.org or (803) 779-8717.
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 the 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.
Canning for the Holidays: Basics of pressure and water bath canning for the holidays will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Lexington Extension Office, 605 West Main Street, Suite 109, Lexington. Class includes an introduction to principles for canning safely and participation in a canning demonstration. Gift ideas for canned and pickled items for the holidays will be discussed. Cost is $30 and participation is limited. Bring your own lunch. (803) 874-2354, ext. 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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., Saturday at the Lexington County Museum, 231 Fox St., Lexington. (803) 892-3162
Garden Volunteer Days: Director of Grounds David Simpson will lead volunteers assisting with a variety of garden projects, 9 a.m. today and Oct. 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
Girls Night Out: Enjoy hor d’oeuvres, wine, music and door prizes, 6-8 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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