Columbia home and garden calendar

January 31, 2013 


Doritaenpsis Orchid is featured at Powell Gardens. (Jim Barcus/Kansas City Star/MCT)


Pruning Roses and Crape Myrtles Workshop: Wingard’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1403 North Lake Drive, Lexington, 10 a.m. Feb. 2. Dress warmly if the weather is cold. This will be an outdoor “show and tell” workshop. (803) 359-9091

Mid-Carolina Camellia Society Annual Show: More than 1,800 cameillias will be on exhibit and top growers will speak at the show, Feb. 9-10 at Richland Mall. Show hours are 1- 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Details:

Pruning Workshop: Richland County Master Gardeners show you the correct techniques, tools and appropriate time to prune shrubs, roses and other woody plants, 10 a.m. Feb. 6, Wheatley Branch, Richland County Public Library, 931 Woodrow St., (803) 799-5873.

Orchids on the Riverbank: See hundreds of blooming orchids and get information about orchids from experts, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10, Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway. Presented by The S.C. Orchid Society, Ikebana International Chapter 182 and Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Entry is free with paid regular admission to Riverbanks Zoo. (803) 799-8717 or

City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District Feb. 8. See some of Columbia’s oldest homes. Tickets: $6 at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24.

Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Annual Fundraiser: The Card Party Luncheon Fundraiser will be held Feb. 14 in the Council Building, 1605 Park Circle in Maxcy Gregg Park. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bridge and other table games. Lunch is at noon. Door prizes. Baskets and baked goods will be auctioned. A ballroom dancing exhibition will be the featured entertainment. Cost is $17. Call (803) 787-7217 for reservations.

Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: This tour is Feb. 21. 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

Dollar Sundays, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Take a tour of historic house museums 1-5 p.m. Feb. 24. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email

W. Gordon Belser Arboretum: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24, 4080 Bloomwood Road. (803) 777-3934

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