Midlands home and garden calendar

March 20, 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

Garden Presentation: “Air Layering Camellias,” 6-7 p.m. Thursday, 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. Saturday 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

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

Springtime in the Garden Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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

Richland County Master Gardener Presentations: “Butterfly Gardening,” 10 a.m. March 28 at Cooper Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462.

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. 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

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.

S.C. Department of Agriculture Spring Plant & Flower Festival: Midlands Plant and Flower Sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 10-12 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13 at the State Farmers Market, 3485 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia. More than 130 booths with plants, lawn furniture, yard art and more. (803) 394-9831; www.agriculture.sc.gov

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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