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Past, Present, Future
An Overview of Exciting Plants and Garden Design for Today's Gardener

Fearrington Gardens Lecture Series
A symposium to benefit the JC Raulston Arboretum
Saturday, March 21, 1998

Fearrington Gardens is pleased to continue our lecture symposia devoted to gardening. Once again, we are happy to join forces with the JC Raulston Arboretum to explore the world of gardening through the eyes of four professionals on the cutting edge. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Arboretum - an important resource for the evaluation of landscape plants in the South.

Jonathan Nyberg, JC Raulston Program Coordinator, tends the topiary animals at Fearrington Gardens (photo 1 and photo 2).
Photos by Linda Parks Watson

About our speakers . . .

Chip Callaway holds a masters in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University and is a longtime supporter of the Arboretum. He is president of Callaway and Associates of Greensboro, a garden design firm he founded in 1980. He has worked on hundreds of gardens including many historic homes like the Roper Mansion in Charleston, the Alexander Graham Bell house in Washington, and many plantations in North and South Carolina. He has been published frequently in such magazines as Southern Accents, Southern Living, The Antiques Magazine and Horticulture.

An avid plantsperson since youth, Daniel Hinkley presently gardens on 7.5 acres on the North Kitsap Peninsula across the Puget Sound from Seattle, and with his partner, Robert Jones, operates a small mail order nursery called Heronswood. His catalog currently lists over 2400 taxa. His articles have appeared in Pacific Horticulture, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and American Horticulturist. His first book, Winter Ornamentals, was published in 1993, and he is currently working on The Plant Hunter: Unusual Perennials for American Gardens. He travels frequently to Europe and Asia in search of new plants from nurseries and natural habitats.

Bobby Ward is an environmental scientist who lives and gardens in Raleigh, NC. He is a co-editor of A Garden of One's Own, a collection of garden writings by Elizabeth Lawrence (University of North Carolina Press). He has a book in publication with Timber Press entitled, A Contemplation Upon Plants, about garden plants in literature, lore, and legend. Bobby is the editor of The Trillium, the newsletter of the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and he is a member of its national board of directors.

Linda Parks Watson is president of E*Garden, which is on the Internet at She founded E*Garden to make it easy to find interesting plants, garden art, and garden-related books, tools, and events. An avid gardener, she volunteers at the JC Raulston Arboretum, doing whatever Edith Eddleman wants. Prior to starting E*Garden, Linda created the conversation engine for Douglas Adams' game The Starship Titantic and was the executive product manager for Tom Clancy's SSN. She has also worked for the large (IBM) and the secret (The Institute for Defense Analyses).


9:30 AM

Registration in the Barn at Fearrington Village.

10:10 AM


10:30 AM

Chip Calloway: "Recreating Historic Gardens - Or Much Ado about Period-Appropriate Plants.

11:30 AM- 1:00 PM

Lunch in the Barn and Village browsing.

1:00 PM

Dan Hinkley: "New and Exciting Perennials, Shrubs, Vines and Trees for American Gardens."

2:00 PM

Bobby Ward and Linda Watson: "Plant Shopping in the New Millennium"

3:00 PM

Book signing at McIntyre's.

The fee for this symposium is $70 per person. Please make your check payable to the N.C. Agriculture Foundation and mail it along with your registration form by March 13th to: JC Raulston Arboretum; Fearrington Symposium Box 7609; Raleigh; NC 27695-7645. For further information, call the Arboretum at (919)515-3132. If you have already registered, please pass this brochure along to a friend.

The fee for the Spring Symposium includes all handouts, the lectures, and lunch catered by the Fearrington Market Cafe. Please register early since space is limited.

(Web Editors Note: Please print out the form and mail to the address given above. Maybe someday we will have on-line registration)






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