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Calendar of Events – 2013

The events listed on this page happened in the past. They remain on our Web site for reference purposes only. Please visit the Calendar of Events main Web page for upcoming events.

January

Plantsmen's Tour
"Evergreen Oaks and Maples"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
January 8, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Tropical Travels: Studying, Working, and Interning in Paradise"
Amanda Wilkins, NC State University Horticulture Student and Former JCRA Intern
January 10, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Children's Winter Discovery Series
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
"On a Quest"
January 13, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Great Gardens, Part I: "Rambling Roots—Inspiration for Your Landscape from Around the World"
Jared Barnes, Ph.D. Student, NC State University
January 19, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
School's Out!
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
"Terrarium Workshop"
January 22, 2013 (Tuesday) – 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Children's Winter Walk
January 25, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

February

Propagation Workshop
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
February 2, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Creative Stone Possibilities: Solving Problems and Creating Whimsical Structures with Stone Creatively"
Graham Fry, Winding Path Custom Stone Masonry
February 7, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Children's Winter Discovery Series Canceled
"Sand, Silt, Clay, Loam ... Oh My!"
February 10, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winter Color"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
February 12, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Mining the Balkans for Great Plants"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
February 16, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

March

Children's Program
Family Art Workshop
"Exploring Color and Texture with Watercolor Paint"
Emily Reece
March 3, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:30 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Politics of the Garden"
Noel Kingsbury, Ph.D., Garden Writer
March 7, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Gardening Workshop
"The Rabbit's Eye View—Long Term Plant Performance"
Noel Kingsbury, Ph.D., Garden Writer
March 9, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Triangle Camellia Society's 5th 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 9, 2013 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–10:00 AM – Entries Accepted
March 9, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM – Plant Sale
March 9, 2013 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

Children's Program
Family Art Workshop
"Exploring Color, Texture, and Nature's Shapes, and Patterns with Collage"
Emily Reece
March 10, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:30 PM–4:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Magnolias and Early Blooming Companions"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
March 12, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Children's Program
Early Release Afternoon Art
Canceled
"Drawing Enrichment Workshop"
Emily Reece, Instructor
March 15, 2013 (Friday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Lessons Learned from a Poet's Garden"
Jane Baber White, Anne Spencer's Garden
March 16, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
March 22, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Spring Symposium
"Magnolia Mayhem"
A Magnolia Study Day
March 23, 2013 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Second Annual Spring Egg Hunt
March 23, 2013 (Saturday) through March 31, 2013 (Sunday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

April

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Iris Society and the JCRA
"Miniature Dwarf Bearded Irises"
Bob Pries, Eastern North Carolina Iris Society
April 4, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

13th Annual Birdhouse Competition
Sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Wake Audubon Society, Pennington Seed, the North Carolina Bluebird Society, and the JC Raulston Arboretum
April 5, 2013 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–6:00 PM – Entries Accepted
April 6, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM – Show
April 7, 2013 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM – Show

JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
Plant List Now Available
April 5, 2013 (Friday) – 4:00 PM–7:00 PM – JCRA Members Only Preview Sale
April 6, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM – Open to the Public

Raulston Blooms!
April 6, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"I Have a Feeling I'm Not in Zone 4 Anymore—JCRA Favorites for a Wisconsin Native"
Lizzi Lathers, Research Technician
April 9, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Seasonal Garden Photography Workshop
Canceled
"Finding Your Creative Voice in the Spring Garden"
Susan Bailey and Mary Doherty
April 13, 2013 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale
April 13, 2013 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
April 14, 2013 (Sunday) – 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
April 13, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
April 14, 2013 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Children's Program
Early Release Afternoon
"Celebrate Earth Day"
April 19, 2013 (Friday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture/North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Sponsored by the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Great Gardens, Part II: South Africa, Italy, France, and Brazil"
David White, Chair, Piedmont Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society
April 20, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started

Garden Storytime
April 26, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Arboretum Closed April 28
The JCRA is closed on April 28 for our Gala in the Garden. We hope you'll join us!
April 28, 2013 (Sunday) – All Day

Gala in the Garden
Walk-in Registrations Welcome
April 28, 2013 (Sunday) – 3:30 PM–7:00 PM

May

Triangle Bonsai Expo
Hosted by the Triangle Bonsai Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
May 4, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
May 5, 2013 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Going to Carolina for My Mind … and the Plants!"
Jared Barnes, Graduate Student, NC State University
May 9, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Spring Explosion"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 14, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–3:30 PM

Propagation Workshop
May 18, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Children's Program
Cut Flower Workshop
May 19, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
May 24, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

June

Propagation Workshop
June 1, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Mastering Lightroom Digital Photography Workflow
A Full-day Seminar Presented by Tim Grey
Hosted by the Capital City Camera Club and the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 1, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
June 7, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Terrarium Workshop
June 9, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Summer Perennials"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 11, 2013 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Children's Program
Summer Solstice Family Fun Night
June 21, 2013 (Friday) – 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Seasonal Garden Photography Workshop
Canceled
"Finding Your Creative Voice in the Summer Garden"
Susan Bailey and Mary Doherty
June 22, 2013 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
June 28, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Kid Approved Annual Trial Day
June 28, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Floral Design Workshop
"Summer Garden"
Jihye Schumann, American Institute of Floral Designers Member
June 29, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Eastern North Carolina Iris Society Iris Sale
Hosted by the Eastern North Carolina Iris Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
June 29, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Floral Design Workshop
"Contemporary Centerpiece"
Jihye Schumann, American Institute of Floral Designers Member
June 29, 2013 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

July

Plantsmen's Tour
"The Summer 2013 Interns' Top Picks"
Tom Gargano, Ben Jones, Jeremy Sanders, and Ginny Young, 2013 Summer Interns
July 9, 2013 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Children's Program
Registration Closed – Wait List Started
Garden Storytime
July 12, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Orchid Repotting and Care Workshop
Sponsored by the Triangle Orchid Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
Full—Registration Closed
Suzanne Hens, Ph.D., Ralph Sears, and Paul Welty, M.D.
July 13, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Children's Program
Thursday Summer "Tree-ats" Series
"Rain Play"
July 18, 2013 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Hypertufa Trough Workshop
Full—Registration Closed
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, Lasting Impressions and JCRA Volunteers
July 20, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Cast Concrete Leaf Workshop
Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, JCRA Volunteers
July 20, 2013 (Saturday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
July 26, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

August

Orchid Growers Day
Hosted by the Triangle Orchid Society in Cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum
August 3, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–4:00 PM – (check in opens at 9:30 AM)

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
August 9, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Perennials for Shade"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
August 13, 2013 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Children's Program
Thursday Summer "Tree-ats" Series
"A Bug's Life"
August 15, 2013 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Canceled
"Outlook for Turkey's Agriculture"
S. Metin Kara, Ph.D. Department of Field Crops, Ordu University, Ordu, Turkey
August 15, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Travel
"The Great 70 Degree B.C. Getaway"
August 18, 2013 (Sunday) through August 24, 2013 (Saturday)

Children's Program
Canceled
Family Fun Event
"Wacky Watermelon Afternoon"
August 18, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:30 PM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
August 23, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

September

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"It's the Soil, Stupid—Understanding and Unlocking the Amazing Secrets of the Soil"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Garden
September 5, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Juried Print Competition
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Triangle Carolinas Nature Photography Association
Entries Accepted
September 6, 2013 (Friday) – 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Opening Reception
September 7, 2013 (Saturday) – 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Exhibit
September 9–October 4, 2013 (Monday–Friday) – 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Winning Combinations"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
September 10, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Children's Program
Apple Trees
"Apple Trees"
September 13, 2013 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale
September 21, 2013 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
September 22, 2013 (Sunday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Garden Conservancy's Open Days
Sponsored by the JC Raulston Arboretum
September 21, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 22, 2013 (Sunday) – 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Xeric Scree Gardens"
Adrienne Roethling, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
September 21, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Music in the Garden
Featuring Bill Fonteno and Laura Kaderabek
September 21, 2013 (Saturday) – 5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Leaf Rubbings"
September 24, 2013 (Tuesday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Name that Tree!"
September 25, 2013 (Wednesday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Garden Bingo"
September 26, 2013 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
"Grandpa Green"
September 27, 2013 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"WCPSS Early Release Program: Get Moving!"
September 27, 2013 (Friday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Cloud Watching"
September 28, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Cloud Watching"
September 29, 2013 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Children's Program
Take a Child Outside Week
"Seed Balls"
September 30, 2013 (Monday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

October

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Great Gardens and Nature Sites in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
October 3, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
Plant List Available
October 5, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–9:15 AM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Fall Perennials"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
October 8, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Seasonal Garden Photography Workshop
Canceled
"Finding Your Creative Voice in the Fall Garden"
Susan Bailey and Mary Doherty
October 12, 2013 (Saturday) – 8:00 AM–3:00 PM

Children's Program
Girl Scout Workshop
"Flower and Gardener Badges"
October 13, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:30 PM

Children's Program
Rescheduled Date
Garden Buds
"Fall Leaves"
October 18, 2013 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
WCPSS Early Release Program
"Arboretum Trivia"

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Spring Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge"
Tim Alderton, JC Raulston Arboretum
October 19, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Canceled
Schools Out!
"Gourd-ilicious"
October 28, 2013 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

November

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lectures/Friends of the Arboretum Lectures
"Bulbs in the Garden"
Ian Young, North American Rock Garden Society Traveling Speaker
November 2, 2013 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lectures/Friends of the Arboretum Lectures
"Inspired to Rock Garden"
Ian Young, North American Rock Garden Society Traveling Speaker
November 2, 2013 (Saturday) – 12:30 PM–2:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Buds
"Pumpkins"
November 8, 2013 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
WCPSS Early Release Program
"Asian Reflections"
November 8, 2013 (Friday) – 2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Children's Program
Girl Scout Workshop
"Trees"
November 10, 2013 (Sunday) – 2:00 PM–4:30 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Lovely Laurels"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
November 12, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Greek Torch Continues to Shine in Our Everyday Life"
Constantinos Sfikas, Licensed Professional Guide, Professor at National Guiding School, and Program Director at Hellenic Educational Travel Services
November 14, 2013 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Fall Wreath Workshop
Erin Weston, Weston Farms
November 23, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

December

Children's Program
Track Out Morning
"Children's Wreath Workshop"
December 3, 2013 (Tuesday) – 9:30 AM–12:00 PM

Holiday Wreath Workshops
December 3, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
December 3, 2013 (Tuesday) – 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
December 3, 2013 (Tuesday) – 7:00 PM–9:00 PM – Canceled

Children's Program
Garden Buds
"Winter Fun"
December 6, 2013 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Poinsettia Open House
Sponsored by NC State Floriculture and the JCRA
December 8, 2013 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Children's Program
Canceled
Track Out Morning
"Holiday Card Making"
December 10, 2013 (Tuesday) – 9:30 AM–12:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Founding Fathers"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
December 10, 2013 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Children's Program
Canceled
Track Out Morning
"Holiday Wrapping Paper"
December 17, 2013 (Tuesday) – 9:30 AM–12:00 PM

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