We haven’t hit the official first day of summer yet but it’s certainly in the air! New Bern is starting to bustle with tourists and we’re looking forward to a busy and fingers crossed not so rainy summer. Our gardens are flourishing and our summer annuals have really started to hit their stride- the bright celosia plumes in front of the Disosway house are leading the charge and the brilliant whites, pinks and reds of the salvias in the Latham are drawing in pollinators. The tomatoes and potatoes are stretching their way up, the blueberries are fruiting and the coneflower is flushing out in brilliant purple and warm colored blooms!
We’ve got plenty of work to do in the gardens and we always love more help. Our volunteers are the absolute reason that we are able to accomplish as much as we do. If you’d like to come and work in the garden with us, please contact me at Hadley.email@example.com or 252-639-3560!
Come join us this month for some of our Tryon Palace Garden events! Our garden lecture, June 9 at 10am, will feature Angela Marchesi, NGC Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judge and Trent Woods Garden club member, presenting "Not Your Mother's Flower Arranging", a lecture on floral design. Behind the Scenes Tours in the garden, where you can join one of our gardeners for a walk around the Palace blooms, are June 12 beginning at 2pm at the Waystation.
The CROWN JEWEL of our garden events this summer: Join Tryon Palace in celebrating National Pollinator Week June 18-24, focusing on bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and MORE. Throughout the week, learn about how to help pollinators with posters and take-home items, and meet the bees in our observation hive at the NC History Center. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! This event is sponsored by the Duke Energy Foundation.