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Winter/Spring 1997 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)

January 10-12, 1997 (Friday-Sunday)
North Carolina Association of Nurserymen Winter Short Course and Trade Show
(Green & Growing Show)
Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

January 21, 1997 (Tuesday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Tony Avent - "Plant Exploration in China"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Tales of plants and adventure from a group of intrepid explorers by local phenomenon Tony Avent

January 25 and 26, 1997 (Saturday/Sunday)
Mapping Extravaganza
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The JC Raulston Arboretum

We're making a "snapshot" map of the entire Arboretum as the late Dr. J. C. Raulston left it for us. Make your contribution to his memory and help us out by mapping a bed or two. We'll give you lists and maps to work with. You can help even if you're not familiar with many plants. Saturday and Sunday 9 to 5, Bring a clipboard!

February 12, 1997 (Wednesday)
Raleigh Home and Garden Show
Benefit Preview for The JC Raulston Arboretum
Enjoy good food, good music, and beautiful gardens without the crowds at this premiere party at the Raleigh Civic Center. $10 entrance fee benefits the Arboretum. Purchase tickets at the door on the evening of the event. Call 919-515-3132 for additional information.

February 13-16, 1997 (Thursday-Sunday)
Raleigh Home and Garden Show at the Raleigh Civic Center
Local garden centers, nurseries, designers, and city horticulturists demonstrate their skills in this annual respite to winter. Call 919-831-6061 for ticket information.

February 15, 1997 (Saturday)
Twelfth Annual Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium
Full day event for those interested in learning more about gardening in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Theme: My Garden is My Home. Lectures by Sally McCauley, garden designer and freelance writer, LA Jackson, editor of Carolina Gardener Magazine, and others. Location: Guilford Agricultural Center. $30 fee includes lunch. Contact Janice Nicholson, 910-656-3096 for information.

February 16, 1997 (Sunday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Michael Hayman - "Plants Found While Building a Neighborhood Arboretum"
2:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Hayman led the planting of a neighborhood arboretum in front yards in his hometown of Seneca Gardens, KY in the aftermath of a tornado. This exciting description of their vigilante planting which led to a city-wide initiative will have fascinating implications for North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Fran.

Ongoing and February 22, 1997 (Saturday)
Mapping Extravaganza - Part II
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The JC Raulston Arboretum

The Mapping Extravaganza on January 25 and 26 went very, with over half the beds being mapped. We're continuing to work at getting a "snapshot map" of The Arb as JC left it for us. Those who are familiar with the process are welcome to come in any time and map a bed or two. Those who aren't should come on Tuesday or Wednesday the first time for introduction. Then we'll have a "finish it up" Mapping Saturday on Feb 22. Hope everyone will come to that!

February 19-23, 1997 (Thursday-Sunday)
Southeastern Flower Show
City Hall East Exhibition Center, Atlanta, GA
40,000 visitors and a major fund-raiser for the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

February 28, 1997 (Friday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Dan Hinkley - "New Introductions for American Horticulture"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
This extraordinary west coast plantsman runs one of the nation's leading specialty plant nurseries. You'll love his insights on the rare, the unusual, the newest and the best.

March 13, 1997 (Thursday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Bryce Lane, Interim Director JC Raulston Arboretum – "What I Did on My Summer Vacation"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
A horticultural overview of the gardens and natural attractions-concentrating on West Coast gardens and parks-visited by Bryce Lane on his 6 month scholarly leave.

April 12, 1997 (Saturday)
Arborfest at The JC Raulston Arboretum
11 AM - 4 PM
Clowns, crafts, food, music, educational booths, and PLANTS for the entire family. For the first time, Arborfest is combined with the much anticipated annual Pi Alpha Xi plant sale. Enjoy activities for children and adults alike, then stroll over to the plant sale area to pick up everything from your spring annuals to the latest new plant introductions. Arborfest activities run. See below for plant sale details. Call 919-515-3132 for more information on Arborfest.

April 12-13, 1997 (Saturday and Sunday)
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale at The JC Raulston Arboretum
9 AM - 4 PM on Saturday; 10 AM - 3 PM on Sunday
This is one of the most eagerly awaited plant sales in the area each spring. Come early to get the best selections of annuals, perennials, and woody plants! Call 919-515-3178 for more information.

April 17, 1997 (Thursday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Todd Lasseigne, expert plantsman and NCSU Ph.D. student – "Garden Delights of England"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Based on a year long, 20,000 mile garden tour of the U.K., this talk explores hidden corners of familiar and rarely seen English gardens. Hear about stunning plants and wondrous gardens from Land's End to East Anglia to the Peak District.

April 16-19, 1997 (Wednesday-Saturday)
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary Spring Shop Sale at
248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, NC
10 AM - 4 PM
New and unusual gardening gifts, tools and plants. Proceeds provide for the maintenance of the gardens and educational programs. Call 704-331-0664 for information.

May 3-4, 1997 (Saturday and Sunday)
Wing Haven Gardener's Tour
All of the featured gardens have been created by enthusiastic "hands on" gardeners who will be available to answer questions and share experiences. This tour gives experienced and novice gardeners an opportunity to learn more about gardening and enjoy some of Charlotte's most interesting gardens at the height of the spring blooming season. Reservations must be made in advance. Tickets cost $25.00. For a brochure call 704-331-0664.

May 4, 1997 (Sunday)
Gala in the Garden at The JC Raulston Arboretum
This annual event gets better each year! Mark your calendar and look for your invitation to the most irresistible event of the spring season. You just won't believe what delights the planning committee have in store for you!

May 22, 1997 (Thursday)
Friends of The JC Raulston Arboretum Lecture
Will Hooker - "Introduction to Permaculture: A New/Old Paradigm for Gardening & Living"
8:00 PM in
3712 Bostian Hall, NCSU Campus
Popular NC State University professor speaks on Permaculture -permanent agriculture or permanent culture. Permaculture combines the knowledge and wisdom of the ages, common sense and appropriate technologies with the goal of enabling our species to continue into the indefinite future.

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