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2004 Calendar of Events

Event listings are available in two formats. For a chronological listing, please select the All tab below. For a traditional calendar view, select any of the monthly tabs below.

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  • November
  • December

All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2004. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"New Plants from Europe"
Mike Buffin, Curator, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
January 12, 2004 (Monday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Cold Hardiness, Schmold Hardiness"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
January 23, 2004 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

February

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Winter Garden of J. C. Raulston – or Why Hollies Should Come With Mocking Birds"
Larry Mellichamp, Ph.D., Professor of Botany, UNC Charlotte & Director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
February 15, 2004 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
Sponsored by Barefoot Paths Nursery, Buchanan's Nursery, and Foothills Nursery and Herbs
February 15, 2004 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

March

Plantsmen's Tour
"Pining Away for Pines and Crying for Cryptomerias"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
March 3, 2004 (Wednesday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Salute the Shoots
March 7, 2004 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Camellia and Other Spring Flowering Plants Tour
March 13, 2004 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Triangle Camellia Society Show and Lecture
Cosponsored by the Triangle Camellia Society and the JCRA
"Camellias, Camellias, A Day of Camellias at the JCRA"
March 13, 2004 (Saturday) – 12:30 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Summer Flowering Bulbs: Fabulous Flowers and Foliage"
Frankie Fanelli, Graduate Student, NC State University
March 18, 2004 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
March 26, 2004 (Friday) – 5:00 PM–9:00 PM – Entries Accepted
March 27, 2004 (Saturday) – 7:30 AM–5:00 PM – Show
March 28, 2004 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

Plantsmen's Tour
"Magical Magnolias (Unless They are Frozen)"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
March 30, 2004 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

April

Spring Open House
April 8, 2004 (Thursday) – 11:30 AM–1:30 PM

Horticultural Photography Master Class
Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, NC State University
Bob Lyons, Distinguished Professor, NC State University and JC Raulston Arboretum Director
Robert McDuffie, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
April 9, 2004 (Friday) – 6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Horticultural Photography Master Class Workshop
Registration is Full – Waiting List Started
Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, NC State University
Bob Lyons, Distinguished Professor, NC State University and JC Raulston Arboretum Director
Robert McDuffie, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
April 9, 2004 (Friday) – 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
April 10, 2004 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 17, 2004 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 18, 2004 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
Note the New Date
"Mastering a Mixed Border"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
April 21, 2004 (Wednesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Falling Off the Cutting Edge – What's New, What's Hot, and What's in the Future for Perennial Gardeners"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
April 22, 2004 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
May 2, 2004 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Species Begonias from the Land of the Olmecs"
Rekha Morris, Ph.D.
May 20, 2004 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Garden Painting Seminars
Hosted by Henry Isaacs and Gallery C
May 22, 2004 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Purple Reign"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
May 27, 2004 (Thursday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

June

Gallery C Artist's Reception
Hosted by Gallery C
June 4, 2004 (Friday) – 6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
Canceled
"Shade Trees"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
June 24, 2004 (Thursday) – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

July

Bonsai Exhibit at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Hosted by the by the Triangle Bonsai Society
July 10, 2004 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Yuccas, Agaves, and other Rough and Tough Plants"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
July 15, 2004 (Thursday) – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Travel
"Long Summer Weekend in the Commonwealth"
July 22, 2004 (Thursday)–July 25, 2004 (Sunday)

August

Plantsmen's Tour
"Tender Perennial Madness"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
August 27, 2004 (Friday) – 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

September

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Show and Tell"
You are the Guest Speaker
September 16, 2004 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Shade Trees"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
September 24, 2004 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Eulogy for Color? I'm Not Ready to Gas Up the Hearse"
Bob Lyons, Ph.D., Director
October 1, 2004 (Friday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
October 2, 2004 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
October 16, 2004 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
October 17, 2004 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum Symposium
"From Origins to the Landscape"
October 22, 2004 (Friday) – 6:00 PM–9:30 PM
October 23, 2004 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"JCRA Behind the Scenes"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
October 29, 2004 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

November

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Modern Day Plant Explorers"
Bobby J. Ward, Ph.D.
November 18, 2004 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Covering New Ground"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
November 19, 2004 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

December

Poinsettia Open House at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 5, 2004 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Farewell Reception for Bob Lyons, JCRA Director
December 7, 2004 (Tuesday) – 4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"The Overcrowded Garden"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
December 16, 2004 (Thursday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

January 2004

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"New Plants from Europe"
Mike Buffin, Curator, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Cold Hardiness, Schmold Hardiness"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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February 2004

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Winter Garden of J. C. Raulston – or Why Hollies Should Come With Mocking Birds"
Larry Mellichamp, Ph.D., Professor of Botany, UNC Charlotte & Director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


A Walk in the Winter Garden
Sponsored by Barefoot Paths Nursery, Buchanan's Nursery, and Foothills Nursery and Herbs
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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March 2004

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Pining Away for Pines and Crying for Cryptomerias"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Salute the Shoots
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Camellia and Other Spring Flowering Plants Tour
11:00 AM-12:00 PM


Triangle Camellia Society Show and Lecture
Cosponsored by the Triangle Camellia Society and the JCRA
"Camellias, Camellias, A Day of Camellias at the JCRA"
12:30 PM-4:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Summer Flowering Bulbs: Fabulous Flowers and Foliage"
Frankie Fanelli, Graduate Student, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
5:00 PM-9:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30 AM-5:00 PM

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News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Magical Magnolias (Unless They are Frozen)"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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April 2004

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Spring Open House
11:30 AM-1:30 PM

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Horticultural Photography Master Class
Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, NC State University
Bob Lyons, Distinguished Professor, NC State University and JC Raulston Arboretum Director
Robert McDuffie, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
6:00 PM-9:00 PM


Horticultural Photography Master Class Workshop
Registration is Full – Waiting List Started
Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, NC State University
Bob Lyons, Distinguished Professor, NC State University and JC Raulston Arboretum Director
Robert McDuffie, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

10
Horticultural Photography Master Class Workshop
Registration is Full – Waiting List Started
Bryce Lane, Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, NC State University
Bob Lyons, Distinguished Professor, NC State University and JC Raulston Arboretum Director
Robert McDuffie, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
Note the New Date
"Mastering a Mixed Border"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Falling Off the Cutting Edge – What's New, What's Hot, and What's in the Future for Perennial Gardeners"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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27

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30

May 2004

Sun.

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Gala in the Garden
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Species Begonias from the Land of the Olmecs"
Rekha Morris, Ph.D.
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Garden Painting Seminars
Hosted by Henry Isaacs and Gallery C
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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27
Plantsmen's Tour
"Purple Reign"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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June 2004

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Tue.

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Gallery C Artist's Reception
Hosted by Gallery C
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
Canceled
"Shade Trees"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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30

July 2004

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Bonsai Exhibit at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Hosted by the by the Triangle Bonsai Society
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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12

13

14

15
Plantsmen's Tour
"Yuccas, Agaves, and other Rough and Tough Plants"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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Travel
"Long Summer Weekend in the Commonwealth"
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Travel
"Long Summer Weekend in the Commonwealth"
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Travel
"Long Summer Weekend in the Commonwealth"
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Travel
"Long Summer Weekend in the Commonwealth"
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August 2004

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Tender Perennial Madness"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

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31

September 2004

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Show and Tell"
You are the Guest Speaker
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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18

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20

21

22

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Shade Trees"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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26

27

28

29

30

October 2004

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Eulogy for Color? I'm Not Ready to Gas Up the Hearse"
Bob Lyons, Ph.D., Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
9:00 AM-9:15 AM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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19

20

21

22
JC Raulston Arboretum Symposium
"From Origins to the Landscape"
6:00 PM-9:30 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum Symposium
"From Origins to the Landscape"
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"JCRA Behind the Scenes"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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November 2004

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Modern Day Plant Explorers"
Bobby J. Ward, Ph.D.
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

19
Plantsmen's Tour
"Covering New Ground"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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30

December 2004

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

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Poinsettia Open House at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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7
Farewell Reception for Bob Lyons, JCRA Director
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

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9

10

11

12

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Plantsmen's Tour
"The Overcrowded Garden"
Todd Lasseigne, Ph.D.
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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