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Lady Slipper Flowers at Bullington Gardens

Bullington Gardens

A partnership of: The Henderson County Education Foundation Henderson County Public Schools NC Cooperative Extension--Henderson County, Bullington Gardens is a 12 acre horticultural education center in Henderson County N.C. Once the home and nursery of Bob Bullington, it is now a place for children and adults to learn about gardening and plant science with hands-on workshops. It also a place where visitors can stroll the grounds, enjoy the gardens and find a peaceful spot. http://www.bullingtoncenter.org/

Raised bed at the Ability Garden

The Cooperative
Extension Ability Garden, New Hanover County

The mission of the Ability Garden is to use horticulture as a therapeutic intervention to improve human well-being.  Enhancing learning skills and encouraging emotional and behavioral growth is accomplished by fostering a connection with Nature. Ability Garden participants planting our raised garden bed in early summer. Team work, knowledge and skills being put into action. The Ability Garden provides professionally led, horticultural therapy programs for people of all ages. We tailor our service to the needs of individuals who may have limited opportunities to connect with nature due to disability or socio-economic status. New opportunities to participate are now available! http://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/site-newhanover/

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Hands-On Nursery

Hands-on Nursery is a partnership between students in the NC State Department of Horticultural Science and participants in the Horticulture Therapy Programs at Wake Enterprises. The nursery is managed by students taking Nursery Management (HS 411) and Nursery Production (HS 151) and Wake Enterprises. Students select, propagate, and grow all the plants that we have for sale. Students, staff, faculty and members of the community can purchase these plants at the nursery in Raleigh, NC. We are also happy to make donations of plants to not-for-profit organizations and for educational purposes.

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