Midlands home and garden calendar

April 24, 2014 

USC A.C. Moore Herbarium: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina offers free plant identifications. Weeds, houseplants, blooming flowers, trees, shrubs and more. (803) 777-8196; plantman@herbarium.org

Keep Greenwood County Beautiful: Keep Greenwood County Beautiful is one of five finalists in Taking Root, a gardening and outdoor beautification grant program from Troy-Bilt. Vote online at http://takingroot.troybilt.com.

Palladium Society Renovation Rodeo: Historic Columbia’s Palladium Society continues its Renovation Rodeo with a tour of a home in Shandon, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. The series is a roundup of old homes in the Columbia-area that have been refurbished and renovated while staying true to the roots and history of the house. Address and location details will be sent to registrants the day before the event. The tour is free for society members and $5 for nonmembers; includes light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. RSVP at www.historiccolumbia.org, by calling (803) 252-7742, ext. 11, or by emailing akinard@historiccolumbia.org.

Columbia Metropolitan 2014 Dream Home: Tour the Dream Home, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays, beginning Friday and running through May 11 at 38 Lake View Circle. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or at any First Community Bank location. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. A “Cash and Carry” sale will be held from 9-11 a.m. May 12.

Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, 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

Savannah’s Tour of Hidden Gardens: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the historic district of Savannah (north of Gwinnett Street). Southern Tea will be held from 2-4 p.m. both days at the Green Meldrim House, 14 W. Macon St. Walking tour includes eight private gardens and the Massie School gardens. Tickets are $40 each or $35 for groups of 10 or more. Proceeds benefit community charities including the Ronald McDonald House, Savannah Tree Foundation and the Savannah Botanical Gardens. www.gardenclubofsavannah.org

Lexington County Green is Clean Month: Compost Sale at Red Bank Crossing, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. (803) 785-3340; www.lex-co.sc.gov/greenisclean

Riverbanks Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Pkwy. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

Richland County Master Gardeners Plant Sale: Annual Plant Sale and Education Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. www.richlandmastergardeners.com

Horticulture for Homeowners Class: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lexington County Clemson Extension Office, 605 W. Main St., Lexington. Registration deadline is Monday. Cost is $65. www.clemson.edu/extension/county/lexington

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 Sunday. Cost is $50.

Third Annual Columbia Plant and Flower Sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 8-10 at 7501 Garners Ferry Road (in front of Southeastern Salvage and next to McDonalds). Annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and more. The Animal Protection League will have a bake sale, family and pet photos, yard art and pottery for sale; a dog adoption will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 10. Rain or shine. (803) 261-1666

Kershaw County Farmers Market: The Farmers Market will run Saturdays through Nov. 16 from 8 a.m.-noon at 631 W. DeKalb St., Camden. www.kcfarmersmarket.org

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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