Midlands home and garden calendar

January 16, 2014 

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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. Sunday, 4080 Bloomwood Road. (803) 777-3934

The Grinding of the Greens: Christmas trees will be turned into mulch available while it lasts beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the State Farmers Market and Seven Oaks Park. Please note that this date has changed due to cold weather. You can drop off your tree through today at the following locations – (guidelines and times at (803) 733-1139 or www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org.) Caughman Road Park, 2800 Trotter Road; Columbia Compost Facility, 121 Humane Lane; Clemson Institute for Economic & Community Development, 900 Clemson Road; Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin; Friarsgate Park,1712 Chadford Road, Irmo; Forest Lake Park, 6820 Wedgefield Road; Fort Jackson Recycling Center, Building #5671 on Lee Road, Fort Jackson; Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia Airport, 110 McSwain Drive, West Columbia; Hollow Creek Tree Farm, 228 Windmill Road, Gilbert; Lexington County C&D Landfill, 498 Landfill Lane, Lexington; Lexington County Sandhills Collection Center, 3241 Charleston Hwy., Cayce; Lexington County Southeast Collection Center, 538 Martin Neese Road, Swansea; Polo Road Park, 730 Polo Road; Richland County C&D Landfill, 1070 Caughman Road North; Richland County Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road; Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5508 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane; State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia; St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Road. The Grinding of the Greens is sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Asplundh.

Richland County Master Gardener Presentations: “Herbs in Containers,” 10 a.m. Friday at Cooper Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462; “Color in the Winter Garden,” 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 608 Main St., Eastover, (803) 353-8584.

Soda City Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street. www.sodacitysc.com

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