The Memorial Garden

WELCOME!

Our home is the beautiful and historic Village of Pinehurst, located in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Known as the home of American golf and the longleaf pine ecosystem, its temperate climate makes gardening a popular activity.

Beautifying Our Community

GardenClub memebers at work at the Village planting.

Beautifying Our Gardens

Members take pride in beautifying their gardens.

Supporting Fellow Gardeners

We fund a full scholarship for a horticultural student at Sandhills Community College.

September in the Garden

Hummingbirds are voracious feeders, especially when they are getting ready for the long trek to their winter grounds. Make sure your feeders are available and change the solution frequently during the hot weather. They usually start their migration in October.

Plant of the Month

           Purple passion vine
The purple passion vine is an interesting plant with an intriguing-looking flower. Bees love them and can actually get drunk on their nectar. Hummers like them as well. If you want to grow one it is best to keep it in a container because it can be invasive.

Question of the Month

Can You Identify This Interesting Critter?
Actually, it’s not so interesting. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that is doing a number on  some agricultural crops and trees. Click here for more information.

Events/Lectures/Workshops

Sat., Sept 24, 11:00-2:00 – Flutterby Festival – Pinehurst Village Arboretum Timmel Pavilion – Bring the kids and learn about butterflies and other pollinators at a fun-filled event with demonstrations, programs and activities.

Thurs., Oct 13, 11:00-12:00Ancient Herbs – Karen Frye of Nature’s Own will share her knowledge of bitters and other ancient herbs. Ball Visitor Center at Sandhills Community College.

Fri., Oct. 14, 1:00-2:00 – Growing HydrangeasLearn to identify the hydrangeas you have, where and how to plant them, how to care for them, etc. Sponsored in partnership with the Sandhills Council of Garden Clubs. Ball Visitor Center, SCC. Free, registration not required but space may be limited. Click here for more information.

Fri., Oct. 21, 11:00-NoonSucculent Pumpkin Workshop -Create a living centerpiece with succulents and a pumpkin that will last through Thanksgiving. Price for members: $50, nonmembers: $55. Class size limited to 12. Ball Visitor Center at SCC.

Sun., Nov. 27, 1:00 – 4:00Santa in the Gardens – Santa and Mrs. Claus will return to the Hoad Children’s Garden for a fun and festive outing. Storytelling, face painting, reindeer food craft, letters to Santa and refreshments. Free but registration required. Click here to register and for more information. Sandhills Community College

Mon., Nov. 28 – 9:00 – 5:00Live Greenery Holiday Wreaths – ARTworks Vass will help you create your own holiday wreath using a vast array of greenery and embellishments. Click here to go to the SCC website for more information on registering and payment. Information also available at the ARTworks Vass website.

Garden Tours

The North Carolina Extension Service Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden in Pittsboro is open for touring. Virtual tours are also available. Click here for more information and Fall tour dates.