Cary Gallery of Artists

Still Going Strong

Hi everyone!  I hope you've had a chance to stop by Garden Supply to enjoy the festivities of our annual Spring Garden Party.  But if you haven't yet, not to worry, the party is still going strong!  We're going to be celebrating all week with special activities and local experts who are available to answer all your gardening questions. Not only that, our sale is still going on, as well.  Stop by and enjoy 15% off your entire tree and shrub purchases now through Saturday, March 20th. All of us at the garden center want to thank everyone who came out over the weekend and helped make our annual spring party a huge success.  From our wonderful customers to our fellow community businesses, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Big thanks to Mamma Mia for the delicious pizza baked right here in our very own brick oven.  Also to Great Harvest Bread for the yummy baked goods and to Shady Arbour for the fabulous locally roasted coffee and The Wine Merchant for the tasty samplings.

Another big thanks to No Worries for the wonderful music.  We look forward to seeing you back here next Saturday, March 20th for our big festival wrap-up.

And thanks also to the Cary Gallery of Artists for sharing your talents with us. Cary Gallery of Artists is a nonprofit gallery in downtown Cary's Ashworth Village, featuring more than 20 local artists whose genres include painting, clay art, photography, stained and fused glass, and jewelry.  They also offer classes so you, too, can express your creativity.

And speaking of creativity, look at our fabulous children's community art project we're working on all week.

I think we have some pretty talented citizens, don't you?

We've had lots of fun activities for the kiddos down at the garden center.  Come back Saturday the 20th for more fun with art, seed planting, a ladybug bean bag toss, bee keeping activity sheets and face-painting.   Stop by and visit with The Grove School of Cary while you're here.  The Grove School is a fresh new preschool with a very earth-friendly approach to teaching. You're going to love their style.

We've been having a wonderful time, and the party's just getting started!  Come join us for the fun!  And I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.

Annual Spring Garden Party

Hello everyone!  Hope your weekends are off to a great start!  And what a beautiful weekend it is!  It's beginning to feel like Spring is arriving! And speaking of Spring, mark your calendars for next Saturday, March 13th as the kick-off day for Garden Supply's annual Spring Garden Party.  We are so excited to offer you a full week of events and activities this year. Festivities will begin Saturday morning at 10 am, with lots of fun for the entire family, including live music, free food, kids events, and more.

There's nothing like the wonderful food at a festival, right?  We think so, too!  Check out our great line-up for Saturday.  Mamma Mia's will be here from 11-3 baking pizzas in our very own outdoor brick oven.  We'll also have hots dogs and drinks, and Great Harvest Breads will be on-hand with yummy samples from their bakery.  Stop by and say hello to the folks at Shady Arbour Coffee and the Wine Merchant who will also be here will samplings from their shops.

Activities and fun for the kiddos include a planting station, face painting, games, bee-keeping activities and honey stick samplings. We also will have an art mural community project for the kids to add their special touches to, and we have a local high school senior coming to wow us with his duct tape creations.

We are also thrilled to be able to bring you some of our top, local gardening experts who will be on hand with demonstrations and all the answers to your gardening questions.

Multiflora Greenhouses will be on hand from 11-3 offering suggestions on bedding and container plants (annuals and perennials), decorative planters, floral and foliage plants, hanging baskets, and vegetables.  The folks from Wyatt Quarles will be available from 10-2 to answer your product questions on organic/chemical  gardening solutions.  And I Must Garden will be here from 10-2 with advice on organic animal repellents.

And that's not all!  We'll also have local artists here to share their talents with demonstrations, sales, and expertise.  The Cary Gallery of Artists will be doing painting demonstrations.  Nanci Tanton will be on hand with her photography and Linda Simpson will be sharing her jewelry designs.

And that's just Saturday!  We have lots more fun coming throughout the week.  Check back here for more schedules of events.  We can't wait to see you soon!