Note: The JCRA launched a new Web site on March 1. Please visit us at This site,, is no longer being updated.

A Walk in the Winter Garden

A Walk in the Winter Garden

February 12, 2006 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Join us at the JC Raulston Arboretum for "A Walk in the Winter Garden" as we celebrate the winter season. Festivities begin at 1:00 PM with a Friends of the Arboretum Lecture presented by Peter Loewer. Gardeners often turn their attentions to the indoors and houseplants in an effort to ignore the colder months. But Peter Loewer – who lives in the chill of a winterized Asheville – thinks that those cold months are often great times to garden. He extols the virtues of pods, fruits, berries, beautiful leaves, and flowers – yes, flowers! This talk features both the good and the bad of winter gardening and uses the book The Winter Garden (by Peter Loewer and Larry Mellichamp), as a guide and includes eighty slides. "A Walk in the Winter Garden" tours begin at 2:00 PM and will highlight many of the Arboretum's magnificent plants at their peak during the winter months including Japanese flowering apricots, witchhazels, hellebores, conifers, hollies, winter honeysuckles, and many others.

A book signing will precede and follow the lecture.

Self-guided tour brochures will be made available at the Arboretum throughout February for those unable to attend the guided tours.

Cost: Free.
Registration: Advance registration is not available.
Location: Tour begins at the entrance to the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Directions: Need directions? Click here.
Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 515-3132 for more information about this event.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict