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.
Sept. 5: Hypertufa Japanese Lantern Workshop, 2:00-3:30
Mary Martin will lead this new offering to create an attractive ornament for your garden. All materials provided. $35
Sept. 12 & 13: Fall Plant Sale, 9:00-3:00
Reduced perennials, garden mums, cool season veg. starts, shrubs, and the 'Garden Shed' of used gardening tools and books.
Sept. 17: Expanding the Use of Koi and Aquatics, 3:00-4:30
Nancy Girmann will explore the uses of koi beyond ornamental pond fish, among them fertilizer and a possible food source. She will also cover sustainable pond management with limited pump use. $10