Lectures

Learn from noted horticulturists and top industry professionals in our popular JCRA lectures. From new plant introductions, green industry trends, and exotic exploration trips in search of new plants, we cover a variety of timely, cutting edge topics that appeal to both home and professional gardeners.

Along with specially scheduled lectures, our monthly Friends of the Arboretum Lecture series covers the entire spectrum of horticulture. FOA Lectures are free for members and $5.00 for guests.

Upcoming Lectures

Midweek with Mark
"Underused and Unknown Hollies"
Mark Weathington, Director
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Midweek with Mark
"Rethinking the Invasive Conundrum"
Mark Weathington, Director
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Midweek with Mark
"Evergreen Maples and Oaks"
Mark Weathington, Director
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"How Trees Can Save the World—And What You Can do to Help"
Basil Camu, Leaf & Limb
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – 7:30 pm

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Winter Is Coming: How to Winterize Your Garden
Vera Beers, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, September 28, 2020 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Plants Friend or Foe: Myths, History and Facts of Healing Plants"
Cathy DeWitt, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, October 26, 2020 – 10:00 am