“Return of the Natives, Creating Healthy Landscape Ecosystems Using Native Plants”: July 30, 6-7:30 p.m. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Boulevard. Learn eco-friendly garden techniques from Mecklenburg EMGs to attract pollinators and birds through native plantings of trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials and identify invasive garden bullies and strategies for controlling them. Register and details: www.cmlibrary.org/programs
“Gardening Advice and Best Practices with Master Gardeners”: July 25, 8 a.m. – noon, at the Davidson Farmers Market, 120 South Main Street, Davidson.www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org 704-336-4011
“Terrariums and Fairy Gardens”: July 25, 9 a.m. Pike Nursery, 12630 N. Community House Road. Easy, affordable, and fun, terrariums and fairy gardens make it simple to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside! Beat the heat and create an indoor glass garden. Learn basic planting techniques, design ideas and care tips. Free.www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events 704-341-7453
“Budding Botanists Carnivorous Plant Carnival”: July 26, 1:30-3:00 p.m. UNCC Botanical Garden, McMillan Greenhouse (and outdoors) 9090 Craver Road. An exploration program for kids 4-8, where young minds and hands get prime-time with the plant and animal kingdom. Advance registration: $5, gardens.uncc.edu
“Garden Nights”: July 30, 5-9 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 New South Hope Road, Belmont. Take an evening stroll in the gardens to visit the Orchid Pavilion and enjoy food, beer or wine. Included with admission: $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60+ and $6.95 children. www.dsbg.org/events/garden-events, 704-825-4490.