Get a free azalea for Earth Day
Ken Matthews Garden Center in Grafton is offering a free azalea to the first 100 people in the store on Saturday, April 19.
The event is to mark Earth Day, according to the garden center's calendar. The store is at 4921 George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17). For more information, call 757-898-7799.
Urban gardener lectures on herbs
Billi Parus, a life member of the Herb Society of America and the Herb Society of Great Britain, will present two urban gardening lectures at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, according to a release from the Fred Heutte Center.
Parus, who is also a Master Gardener in Virginia Beach, maintains an herb garden with more than 200 plants.
Herb, art and craft sale
The 33rd Annual Herb Sale & Festival at the Fred Heutte Center in Norfolk takes place Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27 at Ghent Square, 1000 Botetourt Gardens in Norfolk.
The sale includes herbs, heirloom vegetables, herbal products, plant-related goods as well as jewelry and crafts from multiple vendors, according to a news release.
Hours are Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information, go to http://www.genserva.com/fhcgarden.
Learn to make a rain barrel
Mathews Master Gardeners will offer a rain barrel making workshop on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The workshop, limited to 20 participants, is a hands-on construction event, the group said in a release.
Rain barrels and supplies must be purchased in advance by calling the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 804-725-7196. The fee is $35 and can be sent to the Mathews Extension Office, P.O. Box 569, Mathews VA 23109.
For more information, go to http://offices.ext.vt.edu/mathews.