Southeastern Plant Symposium

View from JC Raulston Arboretum, NCSU 40th Anniversary Symposium, 2016

Though I wish it could be in person I am looking forward to attending online the third annual Southeastern Plant Symposium on Saturday, June 12 and perhaps you would like to come along.  JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Gardens are bringing together in their words “some of the best plants-people from around the globe for a full day in horticulture heaven.”

As part of the event a Rare Plant Auction is open (registrant or not) featuring over 300 rare, new, and unusual plants to bid on. I haven’t bid yet but there’s still time! You can sign up and/or preview the items.

Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter, is a big draw for the symposium, naturally, but I’m excited to hear the other speakers as well though.  Their backgrounds and topics are varied and I believe the symposium will be engaging and informative. I won’t try to list them all here but do check it out. There is a ticket fee of $75; pre-registration is required.
Registration information, a list of presentations and speaker bios.

I used to go often but It has been several years since I visited JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. I attended a few of their free virtual presentations recently, including last week’s exploration of their trial gardens. Hope to return in person now that the gardens are back open for visitors.

Hibiscus at Raulston Arboretum. October 7, 2017

And once with the local garden club I toured Tony Avent’s Plants Delights Nursery before it became Juniper Level Botanic Garden. Our tour guide’s name escapes me but he was great. (Just checked the date. Hard to believe it was in 2014!) This was one of my favorite sections of their gardens.

2014 Tour of Plant Delights

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