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2010 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 2010. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Plantsmen's Tour
"Witchhazels and Their Kin"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 5, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Successful Rose Growing for Southern Gardeners"
David V. B. Pike, President, Witherspoon Rose Culture
January 21, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

February

Plantsmen's Tour
"Beautiful, Bountiful Bulbs"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 2, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"Creating a Camellia Landscape"
Matt Hunter, Vice President, American Camellia Society
February 7, 2010 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
February 7, 2010 (Sunday) – 1:00:01 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"From Nature to Nursery: What It Takes to Tame a Wild Plant"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 18, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

March

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Limerick and Blarney and Meet in Kilkenny! An Irish Trip with Ted"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director
March 4, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Magnolia Madness"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
March 9, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Triangle Camellia Society Show
March 13, 2010 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Big, Bold, and Bodacious—Creating a Lush, Tropical Feel in a Temperate Garden"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
March 18, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Travel
"A Weekend in the Tidewater Region"
March 20, 2010 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
March 21, 2010 (Sunday) – 8:00 AM–7:00 PM

April

Open Day at the Joslin Garden
April 3, 2010 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Mesmerizing Maples"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
April 6, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the N&O Birdhouse Competition at the JCRA
"Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitats"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
April 8, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
April 8, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30:01 PM–9:00 PM – FOA Lecture
April 9, 2010 (Friday) – 8:00 AM–6:00 PM – Entries Accepted
April 10, 2010 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
April 11, 2010 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Now Available
April 10, 2010 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
April 11, 2010 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–6:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Beyond Robust Records: Reaping the Rewards of an Accurate and Dynamic Database"
Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
April 15, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 17, 2010 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 18, 2010 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Bonsai with Native Plants"
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
April 22, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Triangle Bonsai Expo
April 22, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM – FOA Lecture
April 24, 2010 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
April 25, 2010 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

May

Gala in the Garden
May 2, 2010 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Crossing the Border: Botanizing Below Texas"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 11, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Spring Cleaning Plant Sale
May 20, 2010 (Thursday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: How Raleigh, North Carolina, Nurtured a Friend and Gardener"
Emily Herring Wilson, Author
May 20, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

June

Plantsmen's Tour
"Noah's Ark"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 8, 2010 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Propagation Workshop
Registration is Closed
June 26, 2010 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

July

Plantsmen's Tour
"Taiwan's Treasures"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
July 13, 2010 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Peaches of North Carolina—What Could be Finer?"
Mike Parker, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
July 29, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

August

Plantsmen's Tour
"Summer Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
August 10, 2010 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

September

Plantsmen's Tour
"Tim's Top Picks"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
September 14, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Flowers Around The World"
John Dole, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
September 16, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
September 18, 2010 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 19, 2010 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
September 25, 2010 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 26, 2010 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Horticultural Science and the JCRA
"Twenty Years of a Life in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture"
Richard Hartlage, 2010 Outstanding Alumnus for Horticultural Science and Associate Principal, AHBL
September 30, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
October 2, 2010 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Ornamental Edibles"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
October 5, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A JCRA Alum's Perspective of the U.S. National Arboretum"
Richard T. Olsen, Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA
October 7, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Planting for Posterity: Forty Years of Gardening in the Carolina Piedmont"
Tom Krenitsky, Author and Gardener
October 28, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

November

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Perennial Vegetables: Asparagus, Artichokes, Fiddlehead Ferns, and More"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
November 4, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Textural Treats"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
November 9, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Macaronesian Flora and a (Slight) Charles Darwin Connection"
Janice Swab, Professor, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Meredith College
November 18, 2010 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

December

Lunchtime Lecture
"Plant Geek Nation—Growing Another Generation in Agriculture"
Liz Driscoll, NC's 4-H Youth Extension Specialist
December 1, 2010 (Wednesday) – 11:00 AM–12:30 PM

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 5, 2010 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Holiday Wreath Workshop
December 7, 2010 (Tuesday) – 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Hollies"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
December 14, 2010 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

January 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Witchhazels and Their Kin"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Successful Rose Growing for Southern Gardeners"
David V. B. Pike, President, Witherspoon Rose Culture
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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February 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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2
Plantsmen's Tour
"Beautiful, Bountiful Bulbs"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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4

5

6

7
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"Creating a Camellia Landscape"
Matt Hunter, Vice President, American Camellia Society
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


A Walk in the Winter Garden
1:00:01 PM-4:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"From Nature to Nursery: What It Takes to Tame a Wild Plant"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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March 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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2

3

4
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Limerick and Blarney and Meet in Kilkenny! An Irish Trip with Ted"
Ted Bilderback, Interim Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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6

7

8

9
Plantsmen's Tour
"Magnolia Madness"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Triangle Camellia Society Show
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Big, Bold, and Bodacious—Creating a Lush,

Tropical Feel in a Temperate Garden"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Travel
"A Weekend in the Tidewater Region"
8:00 AM-6:00 PM

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Travel
"A Weekend in the Tidewater Region"
8:00 AM-7:00 PM

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April 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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3
Open Day at the Joslin Garden
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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5

6
Plantsmen's Tour
"Mesmerizing Maples"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

7

8
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the N&O Birdhouse Competition at the JCRA
"Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitats"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
7:30 PM-9:00 PM


News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
7:30:01 PM-9:00 PM

9
News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 AM-6:00 PM

10
JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Now Available
9:00 AM-6:00 PM


News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, Pennington Seed, Wake Audubon, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

11
JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Now Available
12:00 PM-6:00 PM


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

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13

14

15
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Beyond Robust Records: Reaping the Rewards of an Accurate and Dynamic Database"
Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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17
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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20

21

22
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Presented by the Triangle Bonsai Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Bonsai with Native Plants"
Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
7:30 PM-9:00 PM


Triangle Bonsai Expo
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Triangle Bonsai Expo
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Triangle Bonsai Expo
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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30

May 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2
Gala in the Garden
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11
Plantsmen's Tour
"Crossing the Border: Botanizing Below Texas"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20
Spring Cleaning Plant Sale
3:00 PM-7:00 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: How Raleigh, North Carolina, Nurtured a Friend and Gardener"
Emily Herring Wilson, Author
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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June 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Noah's Ark"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Propagation Workshop
Registration is Closed
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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30

July 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13
Plantsmen's Tour
"Taiwan's Treasures"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Peaches of North Carolina—What Could be Finer?"
Mike Parker, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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31

August 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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2

3

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6

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Summer Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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September 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

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9

10

11

12

13

14
Plantsmen's Tour
"Tim's Top Picks"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

15

16
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Flowers Around The World"
John Dole, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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18
Garden Conservancy's Open Days
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Garden Conservancy's Open Days
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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21

22

23

24

25
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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28

29

30
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Horticultural Science and the JCRA
"Twenty Years of a Life in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture"
Richard Hartlage, 2010 Outstanding Alumnus for Horticultural Science and Associate Principal, AHBL
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

October 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
9:00 AM-9:15 AM

3

4

5
Plantsmen's Tour
"Ornamental Edibles"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

6

7
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A JCRA Alum's Perspective of the U.S. National Arboretum"
Richard T. Olsen, Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

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27

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Planting for Posterity: Forty Years of Gardening in the Carolina Piedmont"
Tom Krenitsky, Author and Gardener
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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30

31

November 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3

4
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Perennial Vegetables: Asparagus, Artichokes, Fiddlehead Ferns, and More"
Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

5

6

7

8

9
Plantsmen's Tour
"Textural Treats"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Macaronesian Flora and a (Slight) Charles Darwin Connection"
Janice Swab, Professor, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Meredith College
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

December 2010

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1
Lunchtime Lecture
"Plant Geek Nation—Growing Another Generation in Agriculture"
Liz Driscoll, NC's 4-H Youth Extension Specialist
11:00 AM-12:30 PM

2

3

4

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

6

7
Holiday Wreath Workshop
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

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9

10

11

12

13

14
Plantsmen's Tour
"Hollies"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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