Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Bald is Beautiful: Working and Creating a Beautiful Winter Landscape"
Greg Paige, Arboretum Curator, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories & Arboretum

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Winter can be and under appreciated time to visit and enjoy the garden. Despite cold weather and dormant plants and a miss perceived bare, uninteresting landscape there is much to see. This talk will highlight How to recognize and protect your garden from winter damage, how to pick and plan your winter landscape and some strong favorites to add to the garden.

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About Greg Paige

Greg Paige discovered his career goal early—creating and working in beautiful public gardens and sharing and teaching this passion with others. Prior to joining the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory as arboretum curator in 2005, his 25-year career in public horticulture involved work at some of the finest gardens in the country—Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina; the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina; the Holden Arboretum outside Cleveland, Ohio; and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum

Through the rolling 350 acres of property in Charlotte, North Carolina, you will discover an incredible and diverse collection of plants, gardens, and research grounds that is the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and Arboretum. With over 20,000 accessioned plants, a few of the Arboretum highlights include one of the best collection of oak and conifer on the East Coast the biggest collection of magnolia in the country as well as extensive collections of holly, elm, crape myrtle, crabapple, maple, and rhododendron; and numerous display gardens. In addition to the collections and research areas, several ponds, natural areas and woodland nestled throughout the arboretum provide a home to a variety of wildlife.

The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum is actively developed, curated, and managed to support learning, discovery, research, and training and to serve as a resource and support arm to the employees and customers of The Bartlett Tree Expert Company. The Arboretum seeks to contribute to and showcase a wide range of plant material as well as set an example of a sustainable, enjoyable and thought provoking living museum. In addition, working alongside and partnering with the public horticulture community and green industry is a crucial component to the mission of the arboretum.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.