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. More
Bullington Gardens, once the nursery of Bob Bullington, is on 12 acres of rolling land. Visitors are welcome to visit and enjoy the gardens which includes a therapy garden, shade garden, perennial borders, native woodland garden, pumpkin patch and herb garden. These gardens incorporate some of the many unusual mature trees that Mr. Bullington collected and introduced to the area. There is a half-mile nature tail through the wooded area of the grounds.
The facilities at the Gardens include a multipurpose room, a greenhouse and headhouse (used for hands-on workshops) and an amphitheater.
Bullington Gardens hosts a variety of programs for school groups throughout the year. Elementary school programs such as Plant Explorations, In the Pumpkin Patch, Horticultural Therapy, Wildlife Interactions and Plant Math are offered to targeted grades. School gardens are also supported at area schools. There are also summer programs for school children, including the Nature Explorer Camp.
The BOOST program is conducted for special needs high school students as they attend weekly sessions to work on the grounds and gardens and learn basic job skills.
Adult horticultural workshops offered by the Gardens cover topics such as basic gardening, landscape design, grafting, wildflower ID and many others.
The Bullington Chrysanthemum Team won 2nd place among schools at the NC Chrysanthemum Society Show at the NC Arboretum
The winners of our dahlia contest are: Sugartown Sunrise, Show n Tell & Creekside Genevieve
Dahlia guru, Brian Killingsworth discusses dahlias during the Dazzling Dahlia Day. Dahlias are still blooming in the Dahlia Garden.
Jan. 30: Terrarium Workshop, 2:30-4:00 Make an attractive garden in a glass container with Mary Martin's guidance. All materials provided. $38 or $28 if you bring your own container. This is an additional class due to popular interest.
Cancelled: Forest Health Update, 2:30-4:00
Brian Heath, Pest Control specialist for the NC Forest Service will present updates on Emerald Ash Borer, Thousand Cankers Disease, Sudden Oak Death and other pests afflicting our native trees. Free.
Feb. 25: Landscaping Do's & Dont's, 3:00-4:30
Landscape Designer Nancy Duffy will illuminate common mistakes in the landscape to help avoid such afflictions as polka-dot planting, haphazard hardscapes and skimping on soil preparation. $12