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Nov 30

Holiday Bulb Workshop:  Centerpiece Make & Take

10 am – Saturday, November 30

We love the fresh seasonal appeal of forcing Winter bulbs such as Amaryllis and Paperwhites. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover all that you need to know about forcing both types of winter bulbs.  We’ll provide all the supplies and instructions necessary for creating a bulb-filled centerpiece, perfect for friendly gift giving or making your house merry.

Workshop fee is $30. This is a hands on workshop. All supplies and materials are included in the cost of the workshop.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Pay at time of class.


Dec 1

Raleigh Plant Swap Secret Santa Exchange

Sunday, December 1
1pm – 4pm

Hosted by:  @thebarefootgardener and @raleighplantswap

Space is limited and RSVP is required.  Once you RSVP “yes,” you are automatically entered to participate in the Secret Santa Plant Exchange.  Here are the rules:

  • Pick out a plant gift ($10 value) – can be grown by you or purchased elsewhere – does not have to be purchased from Fairview Garden Center.
  • You will be provided one name of someone who will also be at the party. It’s a secret!
  • Bring your wrapped plant gift and only put the name (and Instagram handle if available) of the person who you are gifting to.
  • Gifts will be exchanged at the party and you can choose to reveal who you are or remain anonymous!

Optional:  Bring an ugly ornament to participate in this particular game.

What to expect:  You’re invited to join this relaxed, festive gathering of like-minded plant people who share a love for plants, with a side of holiday cheer and games.  Holiday attire is welcomed.

GIVEAWAYS!  Fairview Garden Center will be spreading holiday cheer by sharing gifts!

Light refreshments will be provided.  You are welcome to bring a food dish to share, though not required.  Back by popular demand, “this will make one serving for Meagan” no-bake cookies will be provided.


Dec 7

Puppies & Poinsettias

Saturday, December 7

Join us for our Annual Puppies & Poinsettias Event benefiting Best Friend Pet Adoption . Bring your furry friend and/or family for a photo shoot with Santa and Mrs. Claus with a fresh seasonal backdrop (11 am – 1 pm). Browse our greenhouses filled with thousands of homegrown poinsettias and inhale the aromas of the fresh Holiday season. Event is free, however donations are appreciated! Photos will be available online to print a few days after the event.

100% of donations will benefit BFPA!

Dec 7

Fresh Wreath Workshop

10 am – Saturday, December 7

Hanging a fresh wreath kicks off the holiday season and fills the home with festive fragrance. Learn how to make a traditional, lush, mixed-green wreath sure to draw admirable comments from your family and guests. Fir, Evergreen boughs, Berries, pine cones, and more are available to embellish your creation.  Class fee $45 covers all supplies and instruction.  Space is limited and registration is required.


Dec 14

Favorite Winter Houseplants

10 am – Saturday, December 14

When we think of Holiday plants, Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus and Cyclamen come to mind.  But, there are so many other lush and living options that can add a fresh touch to your decor and take you well beyond the Holiday season.  Join us as we discuss our favorite winter houseplants.  We’ll give you tips and tricks for perfect plant selection and long term care.  Class is free.


Oct 26

A Garden for All Seasons

10 am – Saturday, October 26

Join us as we discuss our favorite trees, shrubs and perennials to add year round interest to your garden.  We will primarily focus on foliage, flowers and bark that will add cool season interest to the outdoor landscape.


Oct 12

Fall Container Garden Make & Take

10 am – Saturday, October 12

Create a beautiful display of autumn color that will last all season.  Our experts will show you how to plant the perfect container garden using varying textures and colors of fall. Cost is $40 pp and includes container, soil, fertilizer and wide selection of plants.  Pay at time of class.


Sep 14

Edible Autumn Container Garden Make & Take

10 am – Saturday, September 14

Beauty, form and function for fall.  Mixing edible crops with ornamental plants in containers offers greater flexibility – and opportunities too. We’ll help you create an arrangement for autumn that is both beautiful and delicious.  We’ll also discuss our tips and tricks for growing a great fall veggie garden.  Container construction is not required for class attendance.  Cost is $40 pp and includes container, soil, fertilizer and plants.  Pay at time of class.


Sep 28

Fall Planning & Planting Seminar

10 am – Saturday, September 28

Fall is the perfect time to plant trees & shrubs.  We’ll discuss our tips for planning, plant selection, and soil preparation to ensure garden success.  During the fall months, soil temperatures are perfect for root growth. The healthier the roots, the healthier the plant. Root establishment in the fall provides a place for plants to store energy for use in the spring.


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