Fall gardening activities in Reynolda | New

Sale of plants, guest speakers and workshops

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (Sept. 15, 2022)—Reynolda will host a variety of gardening activities this fall, including the highly anticipated plant sale of the season, workshops and the Tuesday Gardening Series—talks by local gardeners designed to improve knowledge and build skill.

The Reynolda Gardens Fall Plant Sale will be held September 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The cost to attend the plant sale is free and over 100 different plant varieties will be sold at individual prices. Consult the list of plants online.

“Fall is planting time, and our Fall Plant Sale is a popular opportunity to purchase a great selection of native plants, plus a handful of staff favorites,” said Reynolda’s manager. Gardens, Jon Roethling. “We will offer varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, grasses, herbs, fruits, houseplants, vines and bulbs for fall planting.”

All Tuesday Gardening Series lectures begin at 12:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Participants can choose to join in person or virtually. The cost is $5 per person, with free admission for Friends of Reynolda Gardens and the faculty, staff, and students of Wake Forest University. Pre-registration is mandatory and can be done at reynolda.org/tuesdaytalks.

September 27: Raising Magical Monarchs

Jeanne Mengel will provide an introduction to breeding monarchs from egg to adult. While the discussion will focus on raising them indoors, the same principles apply indoors or outdoors. Learn how to find the eggs, plus some of the perils and pitfalls of farming monarchs. Mengel holds a degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She loves to travel and has spent time in the Amazon jungle learning about the importance of our rainforests and the creatures that live there. His first book, Raise Healthy Monarchs at Homeshares her knowledge and enthusiasm to help this magnificent pollinator on her journey to survival.

October 4: Creation of an indoor departure station for seeds

Lauren Dubinsky, Founder of Floricult Gardens, will provide insight on starting vegetable and flower seeds indoors and getting the growing season off to a quick start next year. The conference will share recommended materials for shelving, grow lights, heat mats, domes, soil mixes, and other do’s and don’ts for success. Dubinsky is a gardening consultant, designer, and urban farmer who is dedicated to creating sustainable gardens for everyone and empowering people to grow their own food.

October 11: Herbs and the Culinary Connection

Chef, author and producer of artisan spice blends, Belinda Smith-Sullivan will draw on her experience to share how herbs influence and define regional and cultural cuisines. She will also include a discussion of herbal flavor profiles, herbs versus spices, and the healing properties of herbs. Smith-Sullivan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts. She has lived in France, Kenya and South Africa, and has traveled extensively around the world to experience the foods and flavors of multiple cultures. She currently resides in Winston-Salem.

Three workshop opportunities take place during the months of September and October. A leaf molding workshop will be held on September 20 at 12:30 p.m. and again on October 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gardens Educational Wing. The cost to attend is $60 per person or $50 per person for Friends of Reynolda Gardens and the faculty, staff, and students of Wake Forest University. Workshop participants will create representations of leaves using cement and imagination. Materials and sheets will be provided. Pre-registration is available online.

On October 25 at 12:30 p.m., join Josh Myrick, co-owner of local business Mossy Mojo Terrariums, in the educational wing of the gardens for a terrarium workshop. Participants will create their own sustainable terrarium. Glass containers, a selection of plants and all materials will be provided. The cost to attend is $120 per person or $110 per person for faculty, staff and students of Friends of Reynolda Gardens and Wake Forest University. Pre-registration is available online.

Times and admission

Reynolda Gardens are free and open to the public year-round, from dawn to dusk. The Reynolda Gardens greenhouse is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from Tuesday’s gardening workshops and series support the preservation of the gardens’ more than 134 acres.

About Reynolda

Reynolda is located on 170 acres in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and includes Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Reynolda Gardens, and Reynolda Village Shops and Restaurants. The Museum presents a renowned art collection in an incomparable historic setting: the original 1917 interiors of the 34,000 square foot home of Katharine and RJ Reynolds. Its collection is a timeline of American art, and featured exhibits are offered in the museum’s Babcock Wing gallery and in the rooms of the historic house. The gardens serve as a 134-acre outdoor horticultural oasis open to the public year-round, with colorful formal gardens, nature trails and a greenhouse. In the Village, the estate’s historic buildings now house a vibrant mix of boutiques, restaurants, businesses and services. Plan your visit to reynolda.org and use the free Reynolda Revealed mobile app to tour the estate.

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