Midlands home and garden calendar

October 17, 2013 

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Garden Tours, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Compare the visual aesthetics of late 18th- and 19th-century landscape gardening to an earlier-style English boxwood garden the third Thursday of each month. Tickets $6. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or aposner@historiccolumbia.org

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

W. Gordon Belser Arboretum: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. third Sunday of each month, 4080 Bloomwood Road. (803) 777-3934

Palmetto Garden Club Holiday Decorations Sale: The Palmetto Garden Club is selling an assortment of wreaths, garlands, table runners, flowers, pecans and garden tools to support the garden restoration and other Historic Columbia Foundation garden projects. Orders can be made at www.scholidaygreenery.com and must be placed by Wednesday. Forms can also be printed off the website and mailed to Missy McIver, 2 Millpond Road, Columbia, SC 29205; make checks payable to the Palmetto Garden Club. Orders must be picked up at the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St., on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (803) 252-7742, ext. 15

Richland County Master Gardener Association Presentations: “Color in the Winter Garden,” 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Richland Library Sandhills Branch, 1 Summit Pkwy., (803) 699-9230; 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Richland Library Wheatley Branch, 931 Woodrow St., (803) 799-5873

Columbia Garden Club Fall Plant Exchange: 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Forest Park Shopping Center, 4711 Forest Drive. Bring a plant to exchange and take one home with you. Free. (803) 261-7471

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