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Try This, Not That: Water Features and Aquatic Plants

A fountain containing a sculpture of a young boy surrounded by aquatic plants
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
April Stradley

Duke Gardens is home to some impressive horticulture. Join horticulturist April Stradley on a walk through the Gardens to see some of the special techniques, unusual plants, tricks of the trade and particular materials used that are incredible to behold but might not be feasible for the home gardener. You'll learn about plants that require special management to thrive or stay contained, landscapes that are resource intensive and garden elements that require professional skill to build or maintain. You'll also see examples of plants and gardening techniques that could make sense to try in your garden. Meet on the patio behind the Doris Duke Center.
This is part of series exploring what Duke Gardens horticulturists do and don't recommend to try at home. The May 23 session will focus on water features and aquatic plants. Look for a session on June 6 that focuses on crevice and rock gardening, plus more sessions coming in the fall. Sign up for one or more; each session will be different.

Fee: $22; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Registration is at

Contact: Registrar