Midlands home and garden calendar

March 13, 2014 

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48th Annual Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show: Friday-Sunday at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. More than 250 exhibitors will showcase home and garden products and services. Tickets are $6 per person at the gate; children age 14 and younger are free; adults age 62 and older are free on Friday. www.columbiabuilders.com

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

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

Arbor Day Foundation: Join the Arbor Day Foundation during March and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. The trees will be shipped post-paid with enclosed planting instructions. To become a member and receive free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Dogwood Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by March 30. Or join online at www.arborday.org/march.

Richland County Master Gardener Presentations: “Centipede Lawn Care,” 7 p.m. Thursday at Sandhills Library, 1 Summit Pkwy., (803) 699-9230; “Fire Ants,” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Congaree-Pine Branch Library, 200 Sunset Drive, West Columbia, (803) 785-3050; “Butterfly Gardening,” 10 a.m. March 28 at Cooper Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462.

Ikebana Exhibition and Tea: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Club Council Building, 1605 Park Circle at Maxcy Gregg Park. Demonstration by Li Yueh Huang at 1 p.m. and tea at 2 p.m. Presented by Ikebana International Chapter 182. (803) 738-0240

Garden Presentation: “Air Layering Camellias,” 6-7 p.m. March 20, Cayce-West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Presented by the Lexington County Master Gardeners. Free. (803) 794-6791; www.gardenlikeamaster.com

Kershaw County Farmers Market Spring Plant Festival: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 22 on the market grounds at the corner of Church and Rutledge streets (behind First Community Bank in Camden). Shoppers can purchase spring plants for their garden, handmade yarn art and birdhouses. The Master Gardeners club will be present to answer questions. A seed exchange will also be held. The Farmers Market will run Saturdays April 5-Nov. 16 from 8 a.m.-noon. www.kcfarmersmarket.org

Clemson Extension Horticulture for Homeowners Class: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22 and 29 at the Lexington County Clemson Extension Office, 605 W. Main St., Lexington. Learn about soils and fertilization, pest management, tree and shrub care and more. Fee is $100. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Registration forms available at www.clemson.edu/lexington.

Hay Bale Gardening: 11 a.m. March 22 at The Farmer’s Shed, 2514 Augusta Hwy., Lexington. (803) 996-9122

Springtime in the Garden Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Pkwy. Enjoy garden-related activities, live music from Lunch Money and craft stations for kids. Participation is free with paid zoo admission. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

67th Annual Plantation Tours: Tour many of Georgetown’s historic homes, March 28-29. Sponsored by the Women of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Single-day tickets are $40 and two-day tickets are $70. Advance tickets are on sale through Friday; requests for tickets may be mailed to Mrs. Lee B. Jones, P.O. Box 1307, Georgetown, SC 29442. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door both days. The tour will begin at the Church Parish Hall, 300 Broad St., Georgetown, where participants can pick up maps, brochures and lunch bags. Proceeds will benefit local mission work and the preservation of the church’s historic buildings. (843) 545-8291; www.pgwinyah.org

Columbia Garden Club Spring Plant and Tree Exchange: 10 a.m. March 29 at Forest Park Shopping Center, 4711 Forest Drive. (803) 261-7471

Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden: 7-9:30 p.m. April 25, 500 Wildlife Pkwy. Enjoy a variety of wine, live jazz and food samples from local restaurants. Advance tickets are $50 for the general public and $40 for zoo members; tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $60. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

2014 S.C. Master Gardener Jamboree: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2, Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Old Bush River Road. Register at www.scjamboree.org by April 20. Cost is $50.

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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