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May 1, 2014

Midlands home and garden calendar

Columbia Green hosts private garden tour on Friday and Saturday

Columbia Green Tour of 10 Private Gardens: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Heathwood and Trenholm Road neighborhoods. Tickets will be on sale both days at Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Road. Refreshments at a Southern tea party and an exhibition and sale of garden-related crafts are included in the price of the tour. Tickets are $20 for Columbia Green members (or two for $35), $35 for nonmembers, or $20 each for groups of six or more. www.columbiagreen.org

Orangeburg Festival of Roses: Friday-Sunday at Edisto Memorial Gardens, on Highway 301 in Orangeburg. A full schedule of events is available at www.festivalofroses.com.

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.

Columbia Metropolitan 2014 Dream Home: Tour the Dream Home, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays 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.

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

From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia: Exploration of the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia followed by a picnic in the Hampton-Preston Mansion gardens, noon-1 p.m. May 15. Tour is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for Historic Columbia Foundation members; attendees must bring their own lunch. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org

Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers: “Avant Gardens” 13th annual Garden Tour, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15 and May 17. Admission is $25; free admission for active and retired military. Contact Patricia Dukes at (803) 606-1140 or patdukes@bellsouth.net for tickets, or visit www.lcmgv.org.

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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