If you have never visited the gardens, it is quite a treat! They are only open to the public eight times out of the year when they have Open Houses. It is a Wholesale Nursery and Plant Catalogue business, but has Beautiful Botanical Gardens, waterfalls, bridges, a house with a huge succulent garden, gorgeous trees, pasture land nearby with horses. It is worth seeing, and has nice areas to paint. The website is www.plantdelights.com and the address is 9241 Sauls Road, Raleigh, NC 27603. The Phone number is 919-772-4794. Location Coordinator: Sally Sikes (email@example.com )
Join us for painting at beautiful Fearrington Village in northern Chatham County, located on 15-501 and just north of Mt. Gilead Road (accessed from Hwy 64). It is accented by belted cows and goats, surrounded by quaint architecture, and the flowers should be at the height of their bloom. There are nearby fields for those who wish to have a more panoramic view. Two cafes on site are perfect gathering areas for lunch and snacks. We usually gather for lunch around noon.
Join us for the 3rd annual 'Paint Around' at Nathalie's Studio. Four easels will be setup with different media - oil, acrylics, watercolor and pastel. Everyone can take a turn working on a 'group' painting at each station and have coffee, share tips and socialize in between.
Chatham County -- 2698 Hanks Chapel Road, Pittsboro. My business is also located on this property, the Orchid Gallery. We are commercial orchid growers and anyone who would like to visit the greenhouses is invited to take photos to use as references for future paintings. The plein air part will be my farm which consists of a barn, some pole sheds, good vistas from some of the hills, and some gardens (hopefully there will still be some late-blooming perennials worthy of painting.
For directions, please go to www.orchidgallery.org. Were in the eastern part of Chatham County, so it shouldnt be too far a drive for those in Apex, Cary & Raleigh. Feel free to call me with questions (542-6076).
Witherspoon Rose Culture; Durham - Members Only - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Location: Event Dates: 5/22/2010 -
Reception: 5/22/2010 9am - 4pm
Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Join us for the Annual First Bloom festival at Witherspoon - last year over 500 customers attended the event and several artists sold paintings. All PAINTNC Members are invited to participate by painting en plein air at during the event and bring completed paintings to display for sale. Come for a few hours or stay the whole day. Pre-registration prior to May 19 is REQUIRED to participate
Poppy Fields, Visitors Center, Cape Carteret Location: Cape Carteret, NC Event Dates: 5/21/2010 -
Reception: 5/21/2010 9:30 am
Friday 9:30 am - Noon
All of these fields are located on Highway 58 at the stop light in Cape Carteret.
Traveling to Morehead City on 70 west, from New Bern, as soon as one approaches Morehead City, there will be a large shopping center on the right and a sign for highway 24 to Cape Carteret. Continue on highway 24 until you get to the intersection of 24 and highway 58. Turn left at the stoplight and get IMMEDIATELY in the right-hand lane. The Visitors Center will be on your right. We will meet at the Visitors Center at 9:30 and will paint as long as you want to paint! There is also shade and a few picnic tables so painters are encouraged to bring their lunches if theyd like. There are restaurants nearby in Cedar Point and Emerald Isle (just across the bridge), as well as fast food restaurants at Cape Carteret. My cell phone number is 252-341-5495.
It is on Honeycutt Road off Falls Of Neuse Road in North Raleigh. Coming from 540W, take the Falls of Neuse exit, turn Right onto Falls and travel a few lights to Honeycutt road. turn right and go 2 miles to the nursery on the Left. The property is really lovely with all kinds of pottery and flowering trees and flowers. Lots of vignettes.