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2007 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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All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2007. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Blackberries and Raspberries: Delectable Jewels for Your Yard"
Gina Fernandez, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
January 11, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Botanical Art: A Historical Overview – Where Art Meets Science"
Sue Aldworth, Botanical Illustrator
January 25, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

February

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Chickens in the City Garden"
Bob Davis, Blue Moon Garden Design
February 1, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

André Michaux Lecture
"André Michaux, Botanist and Explorer"
Charlie Williams, Chairperson, North American Chapter of the André Michaux International Society
February 8, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
February 18, 2007 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Meet Julie Moir Messervy, Virtually
February 21, 2007 (Wednesday) – 7:30 PM–8:30 PM
February 25, 2007 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

March

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Woody Perennials – Favorite Shrubs and Trees that Form the Backbone of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
March 1, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Camellia Display and Floral Design Show
Sponsored by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the Raleigh Garden Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
March 24, 2007 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Pleasant Surprises...Managing Wildlife in an Urban Environment"
John Connors, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
March 29, 2007 (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 29, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30:01 PM–9:00 PM – FOA Lecture
March 30, 2007 (Friday) – 7:30 AM–6:00 PM – Entries Accepted
March 31, 2007 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
April 1, 2007 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

April

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A New Flora for the Southeastern United States"
Alan Weakley, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina
April 5, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 14, 2007 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 15, 2007 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Open Day at the Joslin Garden
April 14, 2007 (Saturday) – 9:30 AM–6:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Dogwoods of the World – Biodiversity, Phylogeny, and Evolution"
Qiuyun (Jenny) Xiang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, NC State University
April 19, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Landscape Design Seminar
"Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home"
Julie Moir Messervy, Julie Moir Messervy and Associates
April 21, 2007 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Landscape Design Lecture
"Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan"
Mary Palmer Dargan, Dargan Landscape Architects
April 26, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Photography Workshop
"Blossom Bonanza – Working Your Way to Prize-winning Flower Photography"
Susan Bailey and Budd Titlow, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
April 28, 2007 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
May 3, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM–10:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
May 6, 2007 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardens with Heart and Soul"
Jenks Farmer, LushLife Nurseries
May 17, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Day Tripping to the North Carolina Coastal Plain
May 19, 2007 (Saturday) – 7:00 AM–6:15 PM

June

Raleigh Rose Society 60th Annual Rose Show
Sponsored by the Raleigh Rose Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 2, 2007 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The JCRA's Grass-roots Master Plan"
Harriet Bellerjeau, Rick Boggs, Suzanne Edney, Jeff Evans, Beth Jimenez, Robert Mackintosh, and Matt Roberts, Grass-roots Master Plan Design Committee
June 21, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

September

Photography Workshop
"Blossom Bonanza – Working Your Way to Prize-winning Flower Photography"
Melissa Southern and Melissa Colucci, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
September 8, 2007 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 12, 2007 (Wednesday) – 7:00 PM–10:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Wonderful Weepers"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director
September 11, 2007 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

JCRA Arborfest
Sponsored by the Wake County Extension Service, the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University, and the JCRA
September 15, 2007 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rock Gardening in the South"
Bobby J. Ward, Ph.D., Author, Retired Environmental Scientist, and JCRA Volunteer
September 20, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
September 22, 2007 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 23, 2007 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
September 29, 2007 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 30, 2007 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Permaculture Basics and Home Applications"
Will Hooker, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
October 4, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
October 6, 2007 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Celebrate North Carolina Wines
October 7, 2007 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Fall Color for the Shrub Border"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director
October 9, 2007 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plant Lust Vol. 1: Variegation"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director
October 18, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Horticulture Symposium
Sponsored by Horticulture and the JCRA
"Smaller Gardens/Big Ideas"
October 20, 2007 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM

November

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rain Gardening"
Helen Kraus, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
November 1, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Fabulous Fruits"
November 6, 2007 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Garden Writing Class

"Garden Writing for Publication or Personal Enrichment"
Pam Baggett, Freelance Garden Writer, Lecturer, and Photographer
November 10, 2007 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
November 11, 2007 (Sunday) – 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Growing Hardy Citrus in Zones 7b & 8"
Keith Endres, Ecologist, Landscape Characterization Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
November 15, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

2007 NCNLA Excellence in the Landscape Awards
Sponsored by the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association and the JC Raulston Arboretum
November 29, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

December

Plantsmen's Tour
"Conifers for Color and Texture"
December 4, 2007 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Holiday Wreath Workshop
December 6, 2007 (Thursday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
December 6, 2007 (Thursday) – 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
December 6, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 9, 2007 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

January 2007

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Blackberries and Raspberries: Delectable Jewels for Your Yard"
Gina Fernandez, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Botanical Art: A Historical Overview – Where Art Meets Science"
Sue Aldworth, Botanical Illustrator
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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February 2007

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Chickens in the City Garden"
Bob Davis, Blue Moon Garden Design
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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André Michaux Lecture
"André Michaux, Botanist and Explorer"
Charlie Williams, Chairperson, North American Chapter of the André Michaux International Society
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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A Walk in the Winter Garden
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Meet Julie Moir Messervy, Virtually
7:30 PM-8:30 PM

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Meet Julie Moir Messervy, Virtually
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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March 2007

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Woody Perennials – Favorite Shrubs and Trees that Form the Backbone of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Camellia Display and Floral Design Show
Sponsored by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the Raleigh Garden Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News and Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Pleasant Surprises...Managing Wildlife in an Urban Environment"
John Connors, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
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
7:30:01 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-6:00 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
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

April 2007

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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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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A New Flora for the Southeastern United States"
Alan Weakley, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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


Open Day at the Joslin Garden
9:30 AM-6:30 PM

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

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Dogwoods of the World – Biodiversity, Phylogeny, and Evolution"
Qiuyun (Jenny) Xiang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Landscape Design Seminar
"Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home"
Julie Moir Messervy, Julie Moir Messervy and Associates
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Landscape Design Lecture
"Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan"
Mary Palmer Dargan, Dargan Landscape Architects
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Photography Workshop
"Blossom Bonanza – Working Your Way to Prize-winning Flower Photography"
Susan Bailey and Budd Titlow, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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May 2007

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Photography Workshop
"Blossom Bonanza – Working Your Way to Prize-winning Flower Photography"
Susan Bailey and Budd Titlow, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardens with Heart and Soul"
Jenks Farmer, LushLife Nurseries
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Day Tripping to the North Carolina Coastal Plain
7:00 AM-6:15 PM

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June 2007

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Raleigh Rose Society 60th Annual Rose Show
Sponsored by the Raleigh Rose Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The JCRA's Grass-roots Master Plan"
Harriet Bellerjeau, Rick Boggs, Suzanne Edney, Jeff Evans, Beth Jimenez, Robert Mackintosh, and Matt Roberts, Grass-roots Master Plan Design Committee
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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July 2007

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August 2007

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September 2007

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Photography Workshop
"Blossom Bonanza – Working Your Way to Prize-winning Flower Photography"
Melissa Southern and Melissa Colucci, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Wonderful Weepers"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Photography Workshop
"Blossom Bonanza – Working Your Way to Prize-winning Flower Photography"
Melissa Southern and Melissa Colucci, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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JCRA Arborfest
Sponsored by the Wake County Extension Service, the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University, and the JCRA
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rock Gardening in the South"
Bobby J. Ward, Ph.D., Author, Retired Environmental Scientist, and JCRA Volunteer
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and the JC Raulston Arboretum
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

October 2007

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Permaculture Basics and Home Applications"
Will Hooker, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
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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Celebrate North Carolina Wines
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Fall Color for the Shrub Border"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plant Lust Vol. 1: Variegation"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Horticulture Symposium
Sponsored by Horticulture and the JCRA
"Smaller Gardens/Big Ideas"
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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November 2007

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Rain Gardening"
Helen Kraus, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Fabulous Fruits"
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Garden Writing Class

"Garden Writing for Publication or Personal Enrichment"
Pam Baggett, Freelance Garden Writer, Lecturer, and Photographer
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Garden Writing Class

"Garden Writing for Publication or Personal Enrichment"
Pam Baggett, Freelance Garden Writer, Lecturer, and Photographer
1:30 PM-4:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Growing Hardy Citrus in Zones 7b & 8"
Keith Endres, Ecologist, Landscape Characterization Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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2007 NCNLA Excellence in the Landscape Awards
Sponsored by the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association and the JC Raulston Arboretum
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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December 2007

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Conifers for Color and Texture"
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Holiday Wreath Workshop
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


Holiday Wreath Workshop
3:00 PM-4:30 PM


Holiday Wreath Workshop
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

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

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