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The Friends of the Arboretum Lecture this Thursday night is by Director Ted Bilderback himself. His talk is entitled “A Walk in the Park” about some wonderful New York City parks.
There’s another plant sale at the JC Raulston Arboretum this weekend. This is the Pi Alpha Xi sale. The honor fraternity at NCSU holds two sales a year with some fantastic plants. This Spring sale is Saturday from 8-4 and Sunday from 10-3. Do check it out (after you’ve come to my pruning class in Cary!) and bring home some goodies.
You can find out all about these events and much more here.
UPDATE: This class has been cancelled. Sorry. If you were planning to come (but hadn’t registered) let me know.
I’ve got another pruning class coming up this Saturday.
Saturday, 9 April at 10 am I’ll be doing a pruning class at the Herbert Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary, NC 27511.
The class is called Pruning Tools and Techniques (# 50362) and we’ll discuss the importance of proper pruning tools and techniques for landscape plants. We will also go outside for pruning discussions and demonstrations. Find out what to do with your plants (as well as what not to do!). Bring your questions, we should have time for plenty.
It looks as if the weather will be gorgeous and there’s a lot we can do on the campus. The class will be about 2 hours long.
The fee is $5 for Cary residents and $7 for non-residents.
You can register online here https://classweb.townofcary.org/eConnect/Start/Start.asp or you can call the center at 919-460-4965 to register. You should also be able to get in if you just come in on Saturday—head to the front desk at the center.
I’ll also be doing a Water Wise class again on 21 May. You can see more about these classes in this section of the Town of Cary’s Spring Program Brochure, page 13.
I hope to see you there!
It’s time for the second annual plant sale at the JCRA. This sale is by and for the Arboretum.
April 1, 2011 (Friday) – 4:00 PM-7:00 PM – Members Only Preview Sale
April 2, 2011 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Lots of growers have donated plants for this sale. You can check out the plant list here.
That’s the name of the first official children’s program at the JC Raulston Arboretum. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ll be helping out on Saturday. Come on out and join us. Find out more here.
March 26, 2011 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Spring is an awesome time to introduce children to the world of plants. Bring the kids and grandkids to explore the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. From fuzzy buds to buzzing bees, we’ll experience plants, insects, and even soil waking up from a long winter’s nap. The program will last two hours, rain or shine. Please dress to be outdoors. Best for ages 5–9. This is a family program; parents/caregivers must remain with their child at all times.
Registration: Please call (919) 513-7005 or use the downloadable registration form (coming soon at the above link) to register.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this event.
The JC Raulston Arboretum has some great events coming up.
Thursday night, the Friends of the Arboretum lecture features renowned plantsman and all around great guy, Tony Avent. His talk is titled Driving Mrs. Dracunculus—Plant Exploration in Crete. No registration required.
Sunday 20 March, Charlie Kidder’s The Year in Trees continues. Please register for this class.
Wake Up! It’s Spring! is a new way to enjoy the arboretum with your children. Register and plan to come on Saturday 26 March.
Sunday 27 March Cheryl Kearns gives an Herbaceous Perennials Class. Registration is required for this one.
There’s always a lot going on at the Arboretum.