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2014 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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  • October
  • November
  • December

All Arboretum events listed in chronological order for all of 2014. Click on the links to read the details for the events.

January

Plantsmen's Tour
"Zone Denial—The Tropical Look in Winter"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 7, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Road Goes Ever On—Travels in New Zealand"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
January 9, 2014 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Buds
"Snow and Ice"
January 10, 2014 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lectures/Friends of the Arboretum Lectures
"Camellia Collecting in China"
David Parks, Camellia Forest Nursery
January 18, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Garden to Table: Winter Veggies
Tammy Karant and Jason Smith, Whole Foods Market Raleigh
January 25, 2014 (Saturday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Children's Program
Rescheduled
Winter Walk
January 26, 2014 (Sunday) – 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

February

Propagation Workshop
Registration is Closed—Waiting List Started
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections, and Lizzi Lathers, Research Technician
February 1, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Baby, It's Cold Outside—Tour of JCRA's Greenhouse Space"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 4, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
February 4, 2014 (Tuesday) – 3:00 PM–4:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plants with Benefits"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
February 6, 2014 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Canceled due to weather
Afternoon Adventure
"Winter Hearts"
February 14, 2014 (Friday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Smaller Bearded Irises and Their Companion Plants"
Kelly D. Norris, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
February 15, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
New Date! Rescheduled due to weather
Garden Buds
"Red Hearts"
February 21, 2014 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Bonsai Lecture and Workshop

Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
February 22, 2014 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

March

Plantsmen's Tour
"Amazing Aucuba—On Beyond Gold Dust Plant"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
March 4, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Exploring for Plants in China Lecture
New Date (changed due to weather)
"Hengduan Mountains, China: Not All Diversity is Tropical"
David E. Boufford, Ph.D., Harvard University Herbaria
March 4, 2014 (Tuesday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"China—Its Flora, Frustrations and Future Prospects for American Gardens"
Richard T. Olsen, Ph.D., Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA
March 6, 2014 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Triangle Camellia Society's 6th Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale
Hosted by the Triangle Camellia Society in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, the JC Raulston Arboretum, and the Raleigh Garden Club
March 8, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Girl Scout Workshop
"Flower and Gardener Badges"
March 9, 2014 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:30 PM

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Lessons in Plant Hunting from the Caucasus" and "Crevice Garden Demonstration"
Kenton J. Seth, Denver Botanic Gardens
March 15, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM – (reception begins at 9:30 AM)

Crevice Garden Lecture and Demonstration
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JCRA
Kenton J. Seth, Denver Botanic Gardens
March 15, 2014 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Children's Program
Tea and Stories with Miss North Carolina, Johna Edmonds
March 16, 2014 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Gardening with Bulbs
A Seminar with Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs
March 22, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:30 PM

Children's Program
Y Guides/Y Princess Second Year Event
March 22, 2014 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale
March 29, 2014 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
March 30, 2014 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Spring Topiary Workshop
Erin Weston, Weston Farms
March 29, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

Renewal Pruning Demonstration
Douglas Ruhren, Ironwood Gardens and JCRA Volunteer
March 29, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–11:30 AM

April

Children's Program
Afternoon Adventure
"Signs of Spring"
April 2, 2014 (Wednesday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

14th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Imaginations Run Wild—Birds Take Flight
April 4, 2014 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–6:00 PM – Entries Accepted
April 5, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show

JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
April 4, 2014 (Friday) – 4:00 PM–7:00 PM – JCRA Members Only Preview Sale
April 5, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM – Open to the Public

Raulston Blooms!
A Garden Festival for All Ages
April 5, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Viburnums and Azaleas"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
April 8, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
April 12, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
April 13, 2014 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
April 14, 2014 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 15, 2014 (Tuesday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 16, 2014 (Wednesday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 17, 2014 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 18, 2014 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 19, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
April 20, 2014 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
April 21, 2014 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Belvidere: An Evolution of a Plantsman's Garden"

April 14, 2014 (Monday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Horticultural Legacy of John L. Creech"
Leah Chester-Davis, Extension Communication Specialist, NC State University
April 19, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Homeschool Day
Celebrate Earth Day
April 22, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

May

Gala in the Garden
Celebrating North Carolina
May 4, 2014 (Sunday) – 3:30 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Spring Bulbs"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 6, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
May 6, 2014 (Tuesday) – 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Looking Back, Looking Forward"
Ted Bilderback, Director
May 8, 2014 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
May 30, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Propagation Workshop
May 31, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

June

Plantsmen's Tour
"Monocot Madness—Grasses, Lilies, and Elephant Ears"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 3, 2014 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM
June 3, 2014 (Tuesday) – 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Propagation Workshop
June 7, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 7, 2014 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
June 8, 2014 (Sunday) – 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
June 13, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Nature Detectives
June 16, 2014 (Monday) through June 19, 2014 (Thursday)

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
June 27, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

July

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
July 11, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Photography
July 14, 2014 (Monday) through July 17, 2014 (Thursday)

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
July 25, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Hypertufa Trough Workshop

Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
July 26, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
July 26, 2014 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Critters
July 28, 2014 (Monday) through August 1, 2014 (Friday)

August

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
August 8, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden to Table
August 11, 2014 (Monday) through August 14, 2014 (Thursday)

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
August 22, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

Tom Cox, Cox Arboretum
October 2, 2014 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

January 2014

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Zone Denial—The Tropical Look in Winter"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Road Goes Ever On—Travels in New Zealand"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Buds
"Snow and Ice"
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lectures/Friends of the Arboretum Lectures
"Camellia Collecting in China"
David Parks, Camellia Forest Nursery
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Children's Program
Garden to Table: Winter Veggies
Tammy Karant and Jason Smith, Whole Foods Market Raleigh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Children's Program
Rescheduled
Winter Walk
3:00 PM-4:00 PM

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February 2014

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Propagation Workshop
Registration is Closed—Waiting List Started
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections, and Lizzi Lathers, Research Technician
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Plantsmen's Tour
"Baby, It's Cold Outside—Tour of JCRA's Greenhouse Space"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM


Plantsmen's Tour
"Baby, It's Cold Outside—Tour of JCRA's Greenhouse Space"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
3:00 PM-4:30 PM

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Plants with Benefits"
Helen Yoest, Gardening With Confidence
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Children's Program
Canceled due to weather
Afternoon Adventure
"Winter Hearts"
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Smaller Bearded Irises and Their Companion Plants"
Kelly D. Norris, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Children's Program
New Date! Rescheduled due to weather
Garden Buds
"Red Hearts"
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Bonsai Lecture and Workshop

Harold Johnson, Triangle Bonsai Society
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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March 2014

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Exploring for Plants in China Lecture
"Hengduan Mountains, China: Not All Diversity is Tropical"
David E. Boufford, Ph.D., Harvard University Herbaria
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

4
Plantsmen's Tour
"Amazing Aucuba—On Beyond Gold Dust Plant"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

5

6
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"China—Its Flora, Frustrations and Future Prospects for American Gardens"
Richard T. Olsen, Ph.D., Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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8
Triangle Camellia Society's 6th Annual Camellia Show and Plant Sale
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-4:00 PM

9
Children's Program
Girl Scout Workshop
"Flower and Gardener Badges"
2:00 PM-4:30 PM

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12

13

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15
North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Lessons in Plant Hunting from the Caucasus" and "Crevice Garden Demonstration"
Kenton J. Seth, Denver Botanic Gardens
10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Crevice Garden Lecture and Demonstration
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JCRA
Kenton J. Seth, Denver Botanic Gardens
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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Children's Program
Tea and Stories with Miss North Carolina, Johna Edmonds
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Gardening with Bulbs
A Seminar with Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs
9:00 AM-12:30 PM


Children's Program
Y Guides/Y Princess Second Year Event
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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


Spring Topiary Workshop
Erin Weston, Weston Farms
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

30
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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April 2014

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Children's Program
Afternoon Adventure
"Signs of Spring"
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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4
14th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Imaginations Run Wild—Birds Take Flight
10:00 AM-6:00 PM


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

5
14th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Imaginations Run Wild—Birds Take Flight
9:00 AM-5:00 PM


Raulston Blooms!
A Garden Festival for All Ages
9:00 AM-5:00 PM


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

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

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12
Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-3:00 PM


Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Belvidere: An Evolution of a Plantsman's Garden"

7:30 PM-9:00 PM

15
Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Horticultural Legacy of John L. Creech"
Leah Chester-Davis, Extension Communication Specialist, NC State University
10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Children's Program
Homeschool Day
Celebrate Earth Day
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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30

May 2014

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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3

4
Gala in the Garden
Celebrating North Carolina
3:30 PM-7:00 PM

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


Plantsmen's Tour
"Spring Bulbs"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

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8
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Looking Back, Looking Forward"
Ted Bilderback, Director
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Propagation Workshop
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

June 2014

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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3
Plantsmen's Tour
"Monocot Madness—Grasses, Lilies, and Elephant Ears"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
9:00 AM-10:30 AM


Plantsmen's Tour
"Monocot Madness—Grasses, Lilies, and Elephant Ears"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

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Propagation Workshop
9:00 AM-3:00 PM


Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
11:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Nature Detectives
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Nature Detectives
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Nature Detectives
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Nature Detectives
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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July 2014

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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14
Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Photography
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

15
Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Photography
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Photography
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Photography
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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Hypertufa Trough Workshop

Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and 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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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Critters
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Critters
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

30
Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Critters
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Critters
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

August 2014

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden Critters
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

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3

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5

6

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8
Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

9

10

11
Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden to Table
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

12
Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden to Table
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

13
Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden to Table
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Summer Garden Camp
Garden to Table
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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Children's Program
Garden Storytime
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

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September 2014

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October 2014

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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

Tom Cox, Cox Arboretum
7:30 PM-9:00 PM

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November 2014

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