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2011 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 2011. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Plantsmen's Tour
"Variegated Evergreens"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 4, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"What's Happening at the JC Raulston Arboretum: New Plants, New Gardens, New Collections"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 6, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
January 16, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardens and Wilds of Oregon (and an Itty Bitty Piece of California)"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
January 20, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Propagation Workshop
Registration is Closed—Waiting List Started
January 29, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

February

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Moss Gardening in the South"
David Spain, The Moss Farm
February 3, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Favorites"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 8, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"A Walk in the Winter Wonderland with Wildlife in Tow"
Helen Yoest, Gardening with Confidence
February 13, 2011 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

A Walk in the Winter Garden
February 13, 2011 (Sunday) – 1:00:01 PM–4:00 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
February 20, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Half-day (and an Evening) Symposium
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
"A Passion for Plants"
February 25, 2011 (Friday) – 6:45 PM–9:30 PM
February 26, 2011 (Saturday) – 8:30 AM–12:30 PM

March

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Beautiful and Exotic World of Tropical Heliconias"
Julia Kornegay, Ph.D., Head, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
March 3, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
March 5, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Japanese Plants and Collectors"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
March 8, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Triangle Camellia Society's 3rd Annual Camellia Show
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Raleigh Garden Club
March 12, 2011 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Driving Mrs. Dracunculus—Plant Exploration in Crete"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
March 17, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
March 20, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Children's Program
Full—Registration Closed
Wake Up! It's Spring!
March 26, 2011 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
March 27, 2011 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News & Observer Birdhouse Competition
Cosponsored with the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association
"Backyard Birdhouses"
Gary Carter, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association and Robert Smith, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Outdoor Photographer
March 31, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Wake Audubon
March 31, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30:01 PM–9:00 PM – FOA Lecture
April 1, 2011 (Friday) – 9:00 AM–6:00 PM – Entries Accepted
April 2, 2011 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
April 3, 2011 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

April

JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
April 1, 2011 (Friday) – 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
April 2, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
April 3, 2011 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Walk in the Park"
Ted Bilderback, Director
April 7, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
April 9, 2011 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
April 10, 2011 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"New Arrivals at the JCRA"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
April 12, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
April 17, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden"
Rebecca Pledger, JCRA Graduate Student
April 21, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
May 1, 2011 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM

A Symphony of Orchids
Hosted by the Triangle Orchid Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
May 6, 2011 (Friday) – 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
May 7, 2011 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
May 8, 2011 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed
Mayday! Mayday!
May 7, 2011 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Asian Valley"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 10, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Macro Photography Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Susan Bailey and Melissa Southern, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
May 12, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
May 14, 2011 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
May 15, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Taking 'a Go' at Strawberry Plasticulture in 1980, Where It Has Led the Strawberry Industry in the Mid-south, and Where the North Carolina Strawberry Industry May Be Going Next"
E. Barclay Poling, Professor Emeritus and Small Fruit Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
May 19, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
May 21, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–10:00 AM

Children's Program
Superhero Plants: Protectors of Clean Water
May 21, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:30 AM–11:30 AM

Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
May 21, 2011 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
May 22, 2011 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Spring Cleaning Plant Sale
May 26, 2011 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
May 26–29, 2011 (Thursday–Sunday) – 8:00 PM–9:00 PM

June

Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 2–5, 2011 (Friday–Sunday) – 8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Propagation Workshop
Waiting List Started
June 4, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"All American"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 7, 2011 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
June 11, 2011 (Saturday)–June 20, 2011 (Monday)

Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
June 11, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–10:00 AM

Triangle African Violet Society Show and Sale
Hosted by the Triangle African Violet Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Violet Time and the Living is Easy"
June 11, 2011 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Concert on the Lawn Featuring the BrownsBrothers
June 17, 2011 (Friday) – 6:00 PM–8:30 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
June 18, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Home Landscape Color Field Day
Sponsored by the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 28, 2011 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

July

Plantsmen's Tour
New Topic
"The Summer 2011 Interns' Top Picks"
Doug Barnes, Josh Fulford, Kyndal Payne, John Suggs, and Amanda Wilkins, Summer 2011 Interns
July 12, 2011 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Concrete Stepping Stone Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
July 23, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
July 23, 2011 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

August

Plantsmen's Tour
"Some Like It Hot"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
August 9, 2011 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
August 20, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Juried Print Competition
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association
Opening Reception
August 28, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
Exhibit
August 29–September 30, 2011 (Monday–Friday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

September

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JCRA
"In a Botanist's Garden—an Eclectic Sampling of the World's Flora"
John Grimshaw, United Kingdom
September 8, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Great Grasses"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
September 13, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
September 17, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 18, 2011 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
September 18, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

JC Raulston Arboretum 35th Anniversary Symposium
"Horticultural Madness"
September 23, 2011 (Friday) – 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
September 24, 2011 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
September 24, 2011 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–6:00 PM

Children's Program
Canceled
Natural Wrappers: From Tiny Seeds to Giant Trees
September 25, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Superhero Plants
September 30, 2011 (Friday) – 9:30 AM–12:00 PM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Now Available
October 1, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
October 2, 2011 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Trees for Urban Spaces: New Cultivars and Proven Performers"
Mike Worthington, Worthington Farms
October 6, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Fall Flowers"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
October 11, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
October 15, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JCRA
"What's New? Great Plants for the Home Garden"
Bryce H. Lane, Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University, and Host of In The Garden with Bryce Lane
October 15, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:30 AM–11:00 AM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Business Perspective in Global Horticulture"
Tom Foley, Supply Chain Manager, Ball Ornamentals
October 27, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Color Magic: The Science Inside Fall Leaves
October 30, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
October 30, 2011 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

November

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardens Down Under"
Ted Bilderback, Ph.D., Director
November 3, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
New Date
"November's Notables"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
November 15, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Inside the Successful Gardener Guide"
Toby Bost, Consulting Horticulturist and Field Faculty Emeritus, N.C. Cooperative Extension, and Leah Chester-Davis, Director of Communications, NC State's Plants for Human Health Institute
November 17, 2011 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Green Industry Reunion
Postponed
November 18, 2011 (Friday)

Triangle Camellia Society Plant Sale
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
November 19, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
November 20, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Children's Program
Natural Wrappers: From Tiny Seeds to Giant Trees
Caroline Richardson and volunteers
November 20, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

December

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 4, 2011 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Poinsettia Sale
Hosted by NC State Floriculture
December 8, 2011 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
December 10, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

Children's Program
Who's Who? Trees Without Their Leaves
December 11, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"What Is That Plant? Winter Plant ID"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
December 13, 2011 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
December 18, 2011 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

January 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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2

3

4
Plantsmen's Tour
"Variegated Evergreens"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

5

6
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"What's Happening at the JC Raulston Arboretum: New Plants, New Gardens, New Collections"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16
Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

17

18

19

20
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardens and Wilds of Oregon (and an Itty Bitty Piece of California)"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29
Propagation Workshop
Registration is Closed—Waiting List Started
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

30

31

February 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Moss Gardening in the South"
David Spain, The Moss Farm
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

4

5

6

7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Favorites"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

9

10

11

12

13
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of A Walk in the Winter Garden
"A Walk in the Winter Wonderland with Wildlife in Tow"
Helen Yoest, Gardening with Confidence
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


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

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16

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19

20
Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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22

23

24

25
Half-day (and an Evening) Symposium
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
"A Passion for Plants"
6:45 PM-9:30 PM

26
Half-day (and an Evening) Symposium
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
"A Passion for Plants"
8:30 AM-12:30 PM

27

28

March 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2

3
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Beautiful and Exotic World of Tropical Heliconias"
Julia Kornegay, Ph.D., Head, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

4

5
Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

6

7

8
Plantsmen's Tour
"Japanese Plants and Collectors"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

9

10

11

12
Triangle Camellia Society's 3rd Annual Camellia Show
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Raleigh Garden Club
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

13

14

15

16

17
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Driving Mrs. Dracunculus—Plant Exploration in Crete"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

18

19

20
Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

21

22

23

24

25

26
Children's Program
Full—Registration Closed
Wake Up! It's Spring!
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

27
Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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29

30

31
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Part of the News & Observer Birdhouse Competition
Cosponsored with the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association
"Backyard Birdhouses"
Gary Carter, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association and Robert Smith, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Outdoor Photographer
7:30 PM-9:00 PM


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

April 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1
News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Wake Audubon
9:00 AM-6:00 PM


JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

2
JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
9:00 AM-5:00 PM


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

3
News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Sponsored by the News and Observer, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Wake Audubon
12:00 PM-5:00 PM


Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

4

5

6

7
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Walk in the Park"
Ted Bilderback, Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

8

9
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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

11

12
Plantsmen's Tour
"New Arrivals at the JCRA"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

13

14

15

16

17
Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

18

19

20

21
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden"
Rebecca Pledger, JCRA Graduate Student
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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25

26

27

28

29

30

May 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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

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5

6
A Symphony of Orchids
Hosted by the Triangle Orchid Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
2:00 PM-5:00 PM

7
A Symphony of Orchids
Hosted by the Triangle Orchid Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-5:00 PM


Children's Program
Registration Closed
Mayday! Mayday!
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

8
A Symphony of Orchids
Hosted by the Triangle Orchid Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

9

10
Plantsmen's Tour
"Asian Valley"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

11

12
Macro Photography Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Susan Bailey and Melissa Southern, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

13

14
Macro Photography Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Susan Bailey and Melissa Southern, Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association – Triangle Region
8:00 AM-3:00 PM

15
Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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17

18

19
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Taking 'a Go' at Strawberry Plasticulture in 1980, Where It Has Led the Strawberry Industry in the Mid-south, and Where the North Carolina Strawberry Industry May Be Going Next"
E. Barclay Poling, Professor Emeritus and Small Fruit Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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21
Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
9:00 AM-10:00 AM


Children's Program
Superhero Plants: Protectors of Clean Water
9:30 AM-11:30 AM


Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

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24

25

26
Spring Cleaning Plant Sale
10:00 AM-3:00 PM


Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

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Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

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Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

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Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

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31

June 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

1

2
Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

3
Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

4
Propagation Workshop
Waiting List Started
9:00 AM-3:00 PM


Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

5
Jason Williamson's Ether Steeds
Presented by the Stillwater Theatre Company in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

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7
Plantsmen's Tour
"All American"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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9

10

11
Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
9:00 AM-10:00 AM


Triangle African Violet Society Show and Sale
Hosted by the Triangle African Violet Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Violet Time and the Living is Easy"
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

12
Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Concert on the Lawn Featuring the BrownsBrothers
6:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Travel
"London—Plus Gardens!"
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Home Landscape Color Field Day
Sponsored by the North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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July 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Plantsmen's Tour
New Topic
"The Summer 2011 Interns' Top Picks"
Doug Barnes, Josh Fulford, Kyndal Payne, John Suggs, and Amanda Wilkins, Summer 2011 Interns
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Concrete Stepping Stone Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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August 2011

Sun.

Mon.

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Wed.

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Some Like It Hot"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
9:00 AM-10:30 AM

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Juried Print Competition
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association
2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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September 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JCRA
"In a Botanist's Garden—an Eclectic Sampling of the World's Flora"
John Grimshaw, United Kingdom
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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13
Plantsmen's Tour
"Great Grasses"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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17
Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
12:00 PM-5:00 PM


Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum 35th Anniversary Symposium
"Horticultural Madness"
5:30 PM-10:00 PM

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JC Raulston Arboretum 35th Anniversary Symposium
"Horticultural Madness"
8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at the JCRA
8:00 AM-6:00 PM

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Children's Program
Canceled
Natural Wrappers: From Tiny Seeds to Giant Trees
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Children's Program
Superhero Plants
9:30 AM-12:00 PM

October 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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

2
Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Trees for Urban Spaces: New Cultivars and Proven Performers"
Mike Worthington, Worthington Farms
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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11
Plantsmen's Tour
"Fall Flowers"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
9:00 AM-10:30 AM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Cosponsored by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JCRA
"What's New? Great Plants for the Home Garden"
Bryce H. Lane, Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University, and Host of In The Garden with Bryce Lane
9:30 AM-11:00 AM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Business Perspective in Global Horticulture"
Tom Foley, Supply Chain Manager, Ball Ornamentals
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Herbaceous Perennials Class
Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Volunteer and Board Member
1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Children's Program
Color Magic: The Science Inside Fall Leaves
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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November 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Gardens Down Under"
Ted Bilderback, Ph.D., Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
New Date
"November's Notables"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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17
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Inside the Successful Gardener Guide"
Toby Bost, Consulting Horticulturist and Field Faculty Emeritus, N.C. Cooperative Extension, and Leah Chester-Davis, Director of Communications, NC State's Plants for Human Health Institute
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

18
Green Industry Reunion
Postponed
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Triangle Camellia Society Plant Sale
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

20
Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM


Children's Program
Natural Wrappers: From Tiny Seeds to Giant Trees
Caroline Richardson and volunteers
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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December 2011

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

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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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Poinsettia Sale
Hosted by NC State Floriculture
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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10
Poinsettia Sale
Hosted by NC State Floriculture
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

11
Children's Program
Who's Who? Trees Without Their Leaves
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

12

13
Plantsmen's Tour
"What Is That Plant? Winter Plant ID"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Year-long Class
"The Year in Trees and Shrubs, Etc."
Charlie Kidder, JCRA Volunteer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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