The Best of Spring

In the House

Make that “houses.” Starting at 10 a.m. on April 6 the Junior League of Winston-Salem opens the doors to some of the most fab dwellings in the Twin City and Forsyth County for the Tour of Fine Spaces. Now in its 14th year, the Tour will spotlight just about every kind of accommodation imaginable, from tried-and-true grande dames to cool contemporary cribs. Along the way, you’ll see the handiwork of the area’s top architects, designers, builders, landscapers, cabinetmakers and more. New this year? Recently renovated spaces, such as man caves; or the latest rage, gardening sheds (see page 79) and outdoor alcoves. And what would any home tour be without some gracious Southern hospitality? At each stop you can sip the latest creations from local brewers and wineries, and sample treats from caterers and restaurants. After all, these casas are, for the day, sus casas. Tickets:

Herb-an Outfitters

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme — not to mention basil, sage, lavender, oregano and a host of other aromatics at the 2019 Herb Sale on April 18, courtesy of the N.C. Unit of the Herb Society of America. Just grab a basket, bag or box and head to Greensboro’s Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church (800 Westridge Road) any time between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and shop among hundreds of herbs for your kitchen or your garden. Browse among the heritage plants and wares from specialty vendors, pick up some gardening tips from experts, along with educational materials, while breathing in the fresh and soothing scents emanating from the green and growing things. Info:

Down the Garden Path

How about some silver bells and cockleshells and pretty maids all in a row? Or, at least some boxwoods, iris, dogwoods and whatever else is sprouting and blooming in the Burlington area? Then head to Alamance County Historical Museum’s Annual Garden Party on May 5 at the home of Geoff Russell (601 Truitt Drive, Elon). The event, which starts at 2 p.m., features some tasty new Southern eats from Michelle’s Kitchen & Table, a silent auction and  . . . (drumroll please) a talk by local landscape architect Chip Calloway. For further information, check the museum’s website, Tickets: (336) 226-8254

And Speaking of Chip Calloway . . .

Or Chip Calloway speaking — alongside another N.C. garden guru, Tony Avent — there’s still time to purchase a ticket to Seasons Style & Design’s Springfest on Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Grandover Resort (1000 Club Road, Greensboro). In addition to listening to the planters’ banter, enjoy a nice cuppa and nibbles while chatting with exhibitors, including designers (Did we hear the name, Laura Redd?), landscapers, purveyors of plants and more. Tickets:   h

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