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Spring 1996 Announcements Calendar

NOTE - For those of you who have never been to a Friends lecture, try it, you'll like it. Lectures are easy to find with ample lighted parking about 200 feet from the door. We have drawings for many free wonderful plants at every lecture. Come early to solialize and enjoy coffee and cookies before the lectures.


See earlier calendar


(Arboretum sponsored events listed in bold type)

April 4, 1996 (Thursday)
The NC Unit of the Herb Society of America will hold its Annual Festival of Herbs. 8 AM-2:30 PM at the Greek Othodox Church, 800 Westridge Road, Greensboro, NC For more information call Mary Lois Brummitt at 910-691-0691.


April 11, 1996 (Thursday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
J. C. Raulston, The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum)
"Chasing Santa Claus Around the World at Christmas"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
This is a repeat performance of a talk given on J. C.'s December 1995 tour of Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zurich, and London given earlier this year. But it was a talk spread by word of mouth only with no public announcement - so it is being repeated here "formally". It will be the same talk - so don't expect new things (just new stories about the same slides).


April 13-14, 1996 (Saturday-Sunday)
The Annual Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale. Held at the NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum). For information call the Horticulture Honor Society at 919-515-3178.


April 21, 1996 (Sunday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
Ron Gagliardo, Atlanta Botanic Garden
"Conservatories, Carnivorous Plants, Cyripediums, and Conservation"
1:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
A slide lecture on the work being done on conservation and propagation of rare plants for display and future nursery use to make extraordinary plants available to gardeners. Ron is a NCSU graduate and well known to those in the Triangle area where he once had a very successful carnivorous plants nursery business.


May 5, 1996 (Sunday)
The Gala in the Garden
5-8 PM at The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum)

$50.00 per person. Invitations to follow, or call The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) office at 919-515-3132.


May 5, 1996 (Sunday)
Wing Haven Garden Tour of Charlotte Gardens. Contact Wing Haven at 704-331-0664 for information.


May 21, 1996 (Tuesday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
Chip Callaway, Greensboro Landscape Architect
"Crises and Triumphs - Adventures in Garden Creation"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Chip is a NCSU landscape architecture graduate with great interest in fine plants and their creative use in the landscape. Today he is one of the most successful designers in the field with an extensive national clientele, frequent articles in national magazines, and a huge number of magnificent gardens created over the last decade. He will show slides of an array of his many projects - filled with ideas of fine plants, stunning combinations, and incomparable garden structures.


May 30-June 1, 1996 (Thursday-Saturday)
AABGA National Meeting. St. Louis Botanic Garden. For registration information contact AABGA (610-688-1120; FAX 610-293-0149)


June 6, 1996 (Thursday) 9 AM - Noon.
Workshop/tour of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum)
Dr. J.C. Raulston, Director of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum)

Cost $25.00 per person.


June 9, 1996 (Sunday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
Bill Thomas, Longwood Gardens
"The Private and Public Gardens of Bill Thomas"
1:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Bill has worked with many programs at Longwood Gardens over the years with heaviest emphasis on their education program. He is noted for his work with the American Conifer Society and for his love and use of fine plants. He will talk about and show slides of plants and experiences in his home garden and at Longwood Gardens over the years.


June 13, 1996 (Thursday) 7 AM - 6 PM
NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Bus tour of gardens of the Triad region of North Carolina with Dr. J.C. Raulston, Director of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum). Cost $65.00 per person. See Newsletter for details.


June 27, 1996 (Thursday)
Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Lecture
David Creech, Stephen F. Austin University
"Endangered Plant Conservation Issues - The Role of Arboreta and Botanical Gardens"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus.
Our audience will remember David from the fall of 1994 when he was here for 4 months sabbatical leave with the NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum). An outstanding teacher, lecturer, arboretum parent who is active in the plant conservation field.


July 25-27, 1996 (Thursday-Saturday)
Native Plants in the Landscape Conference, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Terrific meeting with dozens of speakers, book and plant sales, endless socializing with hardcore plants people - with a fixed registration number it always books full months before the event - register early. For information contact Western Carolina Continuing Education Center at 704-227-7397.


August 9-11, 1996 (Thursday-Sunday)
Southern Nurseryman Association Trade Show and Research Workers Conference, Convention Center, Atlanta, GA. Register by writing: SNA, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite E130, Marietta GA, 30068-2100; or call 404-973-9026.


August 17-18, 1996 (Friday-Sunday)
North Carolina Association of Nurserymen Summer Short Course and Trade Show, Asheville, NC. North Carolina Association of Nurserymen - PO Box 400, Knightdale, NC 27545 or call 919-266-3322.


September 14, 1996 (Saturday)
Tryon Palace Garden Program with J. C. Raulston lecture. More info later in the year. New Bern, NC.


September 27-28, 1996 (Friday-Saturday)
The Third NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Symposium

(Remember how very special the Elizabeth Lawrence and Secret Garden Symposia were?) More information later but reserve the date on your calendar now. The general theme will concern plant explorations and introductions. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Roy Lancaster of England, the most noted plant explorer of this generation.


September 28, 1996 (Saturday)
The Great Annual Friends of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Free Rare Plants Distribution - at 5:00 PM
(NOTE DATE AND TIME CHANGE FROM EARLIER ANNOUNCEMENT)

A renowned epic event in American horticulture with people driving from Massachusetts and Georgia to participate. Over 5,000 extraordinary plants disappear in 3 minutes - don't be late! Memberships required to participate and they will be sold on site the day of the distribution - come at 4:00 PM to purchase. Bring boxes and bags to efficiently stash and haul your booty.


October 3, 1996 (Thursday) 9 AM - 4 PM
NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Perennial Propagation and Design Workshop

Cost $50.00 per person, lunch included.


October 19-23, 1996
Southern Region of The International Plant Propagators' Society meeting in Lafayette Louisiana. Contact Dr. David Morgan, P.O Box 1868, Fort Worth, Texas 76101. This is a great organization to be a member - up to date information on propagation as well as new plants.


November 7, 1996 (Thursday) 9AM - Noon
NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Office Management Workshop for horticulturists with Dr. J.C. Raulston, Director of The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum). Cost $25.00 per person.


December 7, 1996 (Saturday) 9 AM - 4 PM
NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) Holiday Decoration Workshop with Ms. Kathleen Thompson, Flower 1. Cost $50.00 per person, lunch included.


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. Unfortunately, there will be no out-of-state lectures given in 1996 for a year of local emphasis on other activities (like leading a "life" perhaps!). See you on the road again (more rarely) in 1997!

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