Exhibitions and Tours
Christmas Tour of Homes: Sponsored by Newberry County Chamber of Commerce, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets are $20 each with a discount for groups of 10 or more. (803) 276-7542 or newberryoperahouse.com
City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District on Nov. 9. 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. Nov. 18 for $1. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email email@example.com.
W. Gordon Belser Arboretum: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Nov. 18which is the second Sunday, 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
Second Sunday Stroll: Neighborhood strolls provide a guided tour for many of the neighborhoods featured in Historic Columbia Foundation’s Retrace (Connecting Communities through History) brochures. Tours are 30-60 minutes in length. The neighborhood for the November stroll is Heathwood, 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Meet at Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road. Free for HCF members. Non-member cost is $6 for adults and $3 for youths. (803) 252-1770 ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday House Tours: Enjoy the holidays with guided tours of the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion and Mann-Simons Cottage. Guides will provide stories of holidays past and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 16-Dec. 31, Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 16-Dec. 31, (803) 252-1770 ext. 24 or reservations@ historiccolumbia.org
Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: This 60-minute guided tour is Nov. 15. 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
Christmas Open House: Have a cup of cider, enjoy holiday carolers, browse through the ornaments, seasonal items and unique gifts. Local artist Melony Stuckey will display her work. Free gift wrap and Garden Dollars, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Wingard’s Nursery & Garden Center, 1403 N. Lake Drive, Lexington. (803) 359-9091 or wingardsnursery.com
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. Saturday, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Each participant will plant a 13-inch wreath to take home and learn about alternative plants and forms for unusual focal points. Cost is $40. Register at riverbanks.org or (803) 779-8717.
Square Foot Gardening’s Annual Fall Festival: Victoria Boudman, Square Foot Gardening Foundation CEO, will demonstrate the SFG program — the practice of creating small, intensely planted raised bed gardens, 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Spring Valley Commons Parking Lot, 9005 Two Notch Road. Information will be available for winter gardening along with an on-site personal trainer, chili cookoff and homemade organic treats. (803) 397-2816
Holiday Plant Care: Hosted by Garden Like a Master, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Lexington County Public Library, 129 Columbia Ave., Chapin. (803) 345-5479
Spring Bulb Gardening Workshop: Local master gardeners will show you great techniques for your spring garden, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 10. Ballentine Community Center, 1009 Bicikley Road, Irmo. The event is free but please reserve your spot by Nov. 7 by calling (803) 781-2031.
Labyrinth and Maze Gardens: The history of labyrinths finds its roots in Greek mythology, and mazes remain popular today. Listen to Lexington County Master Gardener Helen Rivers, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Lexington County Public Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. (803) 785-2600
Holiday Wreaths: Using fresh greens, seed pods and natural accents, create decorations for the holidays. Everyone will make a fresh wreath, 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 1, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Cost is $20. Register at riverbanks.org or (803) 779-8717.
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