Gala in the Garden
by Anne Porter, Director of Development
Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
Put on your festive garden hats … it's springtime in the garden.
You are cordially invited to the
Gala in the Garden on May 6, 2012.
The Gala is the Arboretum's main fund-raising event of the year, and the proceeds directly support its daily operations of teaching, research, and public outreach and the garden displays.
To register, please call Judy Morgan-Davis at (919) 513-0264 through 12:00 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The cost to attend is $75 per person ($25 is tax-deductible).
Container Garden Workshop
by Jared Barnes, NC State University Graduate Student, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
"Container Gardens: Modern Plantings for Modern Lives"
Jared Barnes, Graduate Student, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Container gardening fits nicely into the active lifestyles of many gardeners who feel the pressures of limited time and space. Regardless of what contains you, growing in containers is freeing and provides ample opportunities to expand the plant palette! Join Jared as he shares lessons he's learned from growing in pots to make you a more successful gardener and inspires you with recommendations of foolproof ornamentals and edibles for your containers.
For more information, please visit the JCRA's Web site or contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or email@example.com. To register, please call (919) 513-7005 or use the downloadable registration form.
Macro Photography Workshop
by Dick Cicone, Capital City Camera Club, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
"Macro Photography—Level 1"
Dick Cicone, Capital City Camera Club
Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Learn the basics of macro photography through classroom presentation, field experience, and photograph critique. Technically, macro photography is when you produce an image where your subject is captured on your image sensor at life size, or larger. In the case of most cameras and photography, macro is not achieved and in fact, close-up photography would be a better description. However, most manufacturers call their close-up mode macro-mode.
Instruction will address basic camera settings for best photo quality; exposure considerations; lighting; macro equipment options; and techniques for taking close-up images of small plants, parts, and insects.
For more information, please visit the JCRA's Web site or contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, please call (919) 513-7005. To register, please call (919) 513-7005 or use the downloadable registration form.
by Elizabeth Overcash, Children's Program Coordinator
"Delicious Plant Parts"
May 20, 2012 – 1:30 PM
Come spend Sunday afternoon talking about delicious plants with a bit of plant biology on the side. We will debate vegetable versus fruit and have fun with our food.
June 1, 15, and 29, 2012 – 10:30 AM
May's inaugural "Garden Storytime" reading is full, but openings remain in our June programs. We meet at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor's Center and head out into the gardens together with our blankets for garden stories, songs, movement, and a craft to take home.
"The Butterfly Lady"
Monday, June 11, 2012 – 10:30 AM
Spend your morning with the Suzanne, the Butterfly Lady! Children will delight in learning about the amazing butterfly life cycle. There will be butterfly eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies to see up close and maybe one of you will change into a butterfly! Painted lady butterfly caterpillar rearing kits and host plants will be available for purchase from the Butterfly Lady.
To register for these children's programs, please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at email@example.com or (919) 513-7007. Space is limited.
by Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist
Visit Showtimes for a much more detailed listing of what's in flower in May at the Arboretum.
Recent Members Only Additions
by Chris Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator
Three new videos were recorded for the Members Only section on the Arboretum's Web site in April.
Click on the image below to play the video or visit the Members Only section to for a complete listing of all videos.
Content in the Members Only section is password protected and is only available to Arboretum members. In order to access these special features, members need to know the password that was printed on the label (use all lower case letters) of the latest Friends of the Arboretum Newsletter or included below.
user name = jcra