Charlotte Happenings

MAY 2017

Charlotte Happenings is your monthly guide to events and things to do in and around Charlotte, NC.

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ampbell's Greenhouses and Nursery in South End boasts fl owers and plants in every shape, size and shade. Snag succulents, peruse the vast bonsai collection or take home topiaries to imbue your greens with character and fl air. When you need something tropical, Oakdale Greenhouses, just off Interstate 77 North, is the place to go. Purveyors of exotic plants, trees and shrubs, the staff at Oakdale can coach you on how to properly care for these unusual beauties. Rountree Plantation Greenhouse & Garden Center, just off South Boulevard, allows you to create a garden worthy of a magazine spread. When you're on the hunt for azaleas, begonias or organic products to care for your lawn, call on this family-owned mainstay, which carries a wide selection of blooming and annual plants and also caters to the landscape and lawn care industries. Curious about how hands in the soil can translate to helping hands to the community? The Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. was created in 1952 and is comprised of 16 garden clubs, several youth groups and fi ve horticultural societies. The nonprofi t organization is headquartered in the Elizabeth neighborhood and presents scholarships to college students studying horticulture as well as opportunities to get area kids interested in gardening and fl oral design. The group also regularly puts on fl ower shows for the public to enjoy. The offi ce's picturesque front garden is award-winning and entirely worth visiting. GREENHOUSES & NURSERIES Pike Nurseries Pike Nurseries 58 MAY 2017

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