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Winter 1995/1996 Announcements Calendar


See earlier calendar


(Arboretum sponsored events listed in bold type)

October 26, 1995 (Thursday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
"Plant Explorations"
Sean Hogan, Oregon Horticulturist/Noted Plantsman
8 PM, 3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

Sponsored and Funded by the American Rock Garden Society for a national tour - this enthusiastic & knowledgeable plantsman will share his experiences in collecting fine plants around the world.


November 1, 1995 (Wednesday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
"Interpretation of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) 1995 England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Wales Garden Tour - Part I"
8 PM, 3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

Thirty-five people traveled to Europe for the outstanding 1995 tour packed with many highlights. Two NCSU landscape architecture graduate students on the tour will do an analysis of the numerous gardens seen and their place in the history and evolution of garden design.


November 4-8, 1995 (Saturday-Wednesday)
Southern Region International Plant Propagator's Society
Charleston, SC
Contact David Morgan for registration information at 817-332-8236.


November 9, 1995 (Thursday)
Vines and Groundcovers Workshop
9-12 AM, At the arboretum
Sponsored by the NC Association of Nurserymen. Cost $35.00 per person with registration by NCAN at 919-266-3322.


November 9, 1995 (Thursday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
"Interpretation of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) 1995 England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Wales Garden Tour - Part II"
8 PM, 3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

Two NCSU landscape architecture students on the tour (different from those above on November 1) will do further analysis of the gardens seen and their place in the history and evolution of garden design.


November 16, 1995 (Thursday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
"Bamboo - Wild and Cultivated"
Dr. James Waddick
8 PM, 3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

Dr. Waddick is a noted plantsman with extensive travel and collection experience throughout Asia (an iris society sponsored exploration of China lead to a recent Timber Press book "Irises of China" coauthored with a Chinese colleague). He will talk about the botanical and horticultural characteristics of this exciting large group of plants.


November 29, 1995 (Wednesday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
"Using Bamboo in Garden Construction"
Mr. Will Hooker
8 PM, 3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

Following the earlier lecture on November 16 - we will further explore the possibilities of the bamboo family. Will is a professor of landscape horticulture in the NCSU Dept. of Horticultural Science who has been an integral part of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) designing and building many of the garden structures - and notably the Tropical Hi Phi (trellis sculpture) and the newest garden - the Paradise Garden with its elegant and graceful bamboo dome. Learn the construction possibilities of this versatile material.


November 30-December 3, 1995
Third Annual Bamboo Lovers' Conference
Memphis, Tennessee
(if the above two programs whet your interest for more and more on these giant grasses). For information and to register: TBQ, 30 Myers Road, Summertown, TN 38483


December 17, 1995 (Sunday)
The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Open House Holiday Party
2-4 PM, J. C.'s downtown "loft warehouse", 318 E. Davie Street, Raleigh, NC one block east of ArtSpace (833-9638)

Come enjoy the mammoth and eclectic decorated tree (with spinal bones of a seal, "spiders" made of vanilla orchid bean pods, and Norwegian trolls - among other somewhat untraditional decorations); good nibbles and hot cider - and of course visiting with friends and the arboretum staff.


January 17, 1996 (Wednesday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
"An Evening with Beverly Nichols"
Mr. Roy Dicks
8 PM, 3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus

A chance loaning of a gardening book by the English writer Nichols several years ago set good friend Roy Dicks off on a passionate quest to collect all the many out-of-print books on many different subjects written by this prolific writer. Roy is noted for his active involvement in local theater circles in both production and acting - and for a unique Arboretum Friends program he will do an "in character reading" of classic gardening and plant information selections excerpted from various Nichols writings.


January 12-14, 1996 (Friday-Monday)
North Carolina Association of Nurserymen
Annual Short Course and Trade Show
Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Registration at the Center, or for advance registration or a program contact the association (919-266-3322).


February 10, 1996 (Saturday)
11th Annual Guilford Horticultural Society Horticultural Symposium
Greensboro, NC
For information and to register: Kim McCaskill 910-274-6208.


May 30-June 1, 1996 (Thursday-Saturday)
The American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta National Meeting
St. Louis Botanic Garden, St. Louis, MO


June 7-17, 1996 (Thursday-Sunday)
The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) 1996 Garden Tour

The fifth annual NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) tour will take us to Northern Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Southern Germany (Milan to Munich) with the usual diversity of nurseries, public and private gardens and the best of botanic gardens and arboreta. No social teas, shopping, or cathedrals - just lots of pastries and endless plants for hardcore garden crazies. More information in next newsletter on prices and registration information - but put it on your calendar now!


See later calendar


Special Notice: In the past we have provided information here on the lecture tour schedule of J. C. so our distant arboretum members might possibly attend if he appears in their neighborhood. His upcoming talks will include the following:

October 23, 1995 (Monday) - Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

October 26, 1995 (Thursday) - Oregon Garden Project, Silverton, OR.

November 6, 1995 (Monday) - International Plant Propagator's Society, Charleston, SC.

November 8, 1995 (Wednesday) - International Plant Propagator's Society, Charleston, SC.

December 1, 1995 (Friday) - Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA.

December 2, 1995 (Saturday) - Rock Garden Society, Philadelphia, PA (area).

There will be no out-of-state lectures given in 1996 for a year of local emphasis on other activities. See you on the road again in 1997!

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