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2003 Calendar of Events

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All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2003. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Winter Glories and Hidden Treasures of The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum"
Mike Buffin, Curator, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum
January 14, 2003 (Tuesday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"More Fun With Conifers"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
January 21, 2003 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

February

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Winter Interest in the Garden"
Pam Beck
February 9, 2003 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
February 9, 2003 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Botanical Latin"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
February 18, 2003 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

March

JCRA Gardening Book Sale
March 1, 2003 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
March 9, 2003 (Sunday)–March 15, 2003 (Saturday)

Triangle Camellia Society Spring Flower Show
March 15, 2003 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Bold Visions for the Garden"
Richard W. Hartlage, Director, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Gardens
March 15, 2003 (Saturday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Back to the Pleistocene"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
March 18, 2003 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

April

Pi Alpha Xi Annual Plant Sale
April 12, 2003 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 13, 2003 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored with the Triangle Camellia Society
"How Not to Grow a Camellia"
Tom Johnson, Horticulturist, Massee Lane Gardens
April 16, 2003 (Wednesday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Rarest of the Rare"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
April 22, 2003 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored with the North American Rock Garden Society
"The Maritime Alps—A Wealth of Plants on the Borders of Italy and France"
Malcolm McGregor
April 24, 2003 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
May 4, 2003 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–6:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Flora and the Foreigner, Beyond the Pampas—Plant Exploration in Argentina"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
May 8, 2003 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

The Great News and Observer Birdhouse Contest
Cosponsored by the News & Observer and the JC Raulston Arboretum
May 10, 2003 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
May 11, 2003 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Mexican Plant Salsa"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
May 20, 2003 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

June

JCRA Fund Raiser
Co-Hosted by Gallery C (at their Ridgewood Shopping Center gallery)
Featuring Artist Henry Isaacs

June 6, 2003 (Friday) – 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Vines, Vines, and More Vines"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
June 17, 2003 (Tuesday) – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

July

Herbaceous Perennials Tour
"Herbaceous Tours for Early Birds and Night Owls"
Bob Lyons, Director
July 19, 2003 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM – Midseason Annuals Tour
July 19, 2003 (Saturday) – 7:00 PM–8:30 PM – Perennial Border Tour

August

Summer Bulbs Tour
"Flowers and Foliage: A Summer Bulbs Tour"
Frankie Fanelli, Volunteer Coordinator and Graduate Student
August 14, 2003 (Thursday) – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

September

Herbaceous Perennials Tour
"Herbaceous Tours for Early Birds and Night Owls"
Bob Lyons, Director
September 13, 2003 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM – Late Season Annuals Tour
September 13, 2003 (Saturday) – 6:00 PM–7:30 PM – Perennial Border Tour

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.
"Andean Underground: Tubers, Bulbs, Corms, and Other Hidden Organs"
Alfredo Grau, Ph.D., University of Tucumán, Argentina
September 16, 2003 (Tuesday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Shade Trees"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
September 19, 2003 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale
September 27, 2003 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 28, 2003 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Bordering on Insanity"
Bob Lyons, Director
October 3, 2003 (Friday) – 7:00 PM–7:30 PM

"Moonlight" in the Garden
Sponsored by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting
October 3, 2003 (Friday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
October 4, 2003 (Saturday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
October 5, 2003 (Sunday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
October 4, 2003 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM – Arrive Earlier to Check In

Plantsmen's Tour
"Plants That Make You Go Eek, Ugh, Ack, Etc."
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
October 31, 2003 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

November

Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society 6th Annual Flower Show
Hosted by the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum in Cooperation with the JC Rauslton Arboretum
November 1, 2003 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
November 2, 2003 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Towards a Four Season Garden, a Look at Some of the Plants and Planting Techniques for Creating Gardens of Beauty and Interest Year Round"
Douglas Ruhren, Head Gardener, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
November 20, 2003 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"The Perennial Border in Fall"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
November 21, 2003 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

December

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
"The Maturation of a Garden"
Frank Cabot
December 6, 2003 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Poinsettia Open House
December 7, 2003 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Barking Up the Wrong Tree"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
December 19, 2003 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

January 2003

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Winter Glories and Hidden Treasures of The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum"
Mike Buffin, Curator, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"More Fun With Conifers"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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February 2003

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Wed.

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Winter Interest in the Garden"
Pam Beck
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


A Walk in the Winter Garden
2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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11

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Botanical Latin"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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March 2003

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JCRA Gardening Book Sale
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
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Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
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Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
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Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
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Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
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Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
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Travel
"California Coast Excursions Part II—The Gardens and Arboreta of the San Francisco Bay Area"
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Triangle Camellia Society Spring Flower Show
1:00 PM-5:00 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Bold Visions for the Garden"
Richard W. Hartlage, Director, Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Gardens
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Back to the Pleistocene"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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27

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April 2003

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Tue.

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Sat.

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12
Pi Alpha Xi Annual Plant Sale
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Annual Plant Sale
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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15

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored with the Triangle Camellia Society
"How Not to Grow a Camellia"
Tom Johnson, Horticulturist, Massee Lane Gardens
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Rarest of the Rare"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored with the North American Rock Garden Society
"The Maritime Alps—A Wealth of Plants on the Borders of Italy and France"
Malcolm McGregor
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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May 2003

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Gala in the Garden
3:00 PM-6:00 PM

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7

8
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Flora and the Foreigner, Beyond the Pampas—Plant Exploration in Argentina"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

9

10
The Great News and Observer Birdhouse Contest
Cosponsored by the News & Observer and the JC Raulston Arboretum
11:00 AM-5:00 PM

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The Great News and Observer Birdhouse Contest
Cosponsored by the News & Observer and the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Mexican Plant Salsa"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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June 2003

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Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Fri.

Sat.

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JCRA Fund Raiser
Co-Hosted by Gallery C (at their Ridgewood Shopping Center gallery)
Featuring Artist Henry Isaacs

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

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10

11

12

13

14

15

16

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Vines, Vines, and More Vines"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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27

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30

July 2003

Sun.

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Tue.

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Herbaceous Perennials Tour
"Herbaceous Tours for Early Birds and Night Owls"
Bob Lyons, Director
10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Herbaceous Perennials Tour
"Herbaceous Tours for Early Birds and Night Owls"
Bob Lyons, Director
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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August 2003

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Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Summer Bulbs Tour
"Flowers and Foliage: A Summer Bulbs Tour"
Frankie Fanelli, Volunteer Coordinator and Graduate Student
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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September 2003

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Fri.

Sat.

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Herbaceous Perennials Tour
"Herbaceous Tours for Early Birds and Night Owls"
Bob Lyons, Director
10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Herbaceous Perennials Tour
"Herbaceous Tours for Early Birds and Night Owls"
Bob Lyons, Director
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

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15

16
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.
"Andean Underground: Tubers, Bulbs, Corms, and Other Hidden Organs"
Alfredo Grau, Ph.D., University of Tucumán, Argentina
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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18

19
Plantsmen's Tour
"Shade Trees"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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21

22

23

24

25

26

27
Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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30

October 2003

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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2

3
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Bordering on Insanity"
Bob Lyons, Director
7:00 PM-7:30 PM


"Moonlight" in the Garden
Sponsored by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

4
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
9:00 AM-9:15 AM


"Moonlight" in the Garden
Sponsored by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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"Moonlight" in the Garden
Sponsored by WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Plants That Make You Go Eek, Ugh, Ack, Etc."
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

November 2003

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1
Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society 6th Annual Flower Show
Hosted by the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum in Cooperation with the JC Rauslton Arboretum
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society 6th Annual Flower Show
Hosted by the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum in Cooperation with the JC Rauslton Arboretum
12:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Towards a Four Season Garden, a Look at Some of the Plants and Planting Techniques for Creating Gardens of Beauty and Interest Year Round"
Douglas Ruhren, Head Gardener, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

21
Plantsmen's Tour
"The Perennial Border in Fall"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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25

26

27

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29

30

December 2003

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Sat.

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6
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
"The Maturation of a Garden"
Frank Cabot
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Poinsettia Open House
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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10

11

12

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Barking Up the Wrong Tree"
Todd Lasseigne, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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