Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

Cosponsored with the North American Rock Garden Society

April 24, 2003 (Thursday)
7:30 PM
York Auditorium, Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JCRA

Malcolm McGregor
"The Maritime Alps - A Wealth of Plants on the Borders of Italy and France"

Malcolm McGregor has been growing alpine plants for 25 years and has been the Editor of the Saxifrage Society journal since 1993. He compiled the International Register: Saxifrages the Complete Cultivars and Hybrids in 1995 and (with Winton Harding) Saxifrages: the Complete List of Species in 1998.

He has traveled widely, particularly in the last ten years, in Europe, Turkey, North America, and the Himalayas looking at and photographing plants in the wild. Malcolm has been a professional lecturer for thirty years as well as having worked in arts administration and in writing computer software - he is now a freelance writer and artist, and an enthusiastic lecturer on alpine plants and gardening.

Since September 2000, Malcolm has been the Editor of the Scottish Rock Garden Club's publication. In 2001 he published "Saxifrages from Scratch," as well as leading a botanical tour to Turkey, and trips to Calgary and the U.S. West Coast as a visiting speaker.

This lecture is in the York Auditorium in the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JCRA and begins at 7:30 PM. There is plenty of free parking in the Arboretum's parking lot and along Beryl Road. Driving directions to the JCRA are available on the JCRA Web site. Please call (919) 515-3132 if you have additional questions this event.

Friends of the Arboretum lectures are free to those with current membership. There is a $5.00 fee for nonmembers. Please bring your membership card. We will have a current membership list at the door. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door. Entrance is free to all NC State students with ID and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff.

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