Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Cohosted by the Extension Master Gardeners and the JC Raulston Arboretum

"Wildflower Havens of Wake County ... and How Geology Influences Them"
Hughen Nourse, Wake County Extension Master Gardener

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 – 10:00 am11:30 am

There is only one location in Wake County where Porter's sunflower grows. Do you know why? Does anything grow on granite? Learn about the wealth of granite flat-rock flora. Where would you look for our native orchids?"

Porter's sunflower

About Hughen Nourse

Born and raised in South Africa, Hugh learned gardening from his parents who were avid gardeners in that mild climate. At the University of Natal, he majored in chemistry and physics, and became a member of the team at De Beers that developed the process for creating diamonds from graphite. Hugh came to North Carolina at age 28, living in Charlotte where he was introduced to a set of keen gardeners who raised daylilies. Soon, he was growing daylilies too, becoming president of the Piedmont Daylily Society. Many years later, after moving to the Triangle, he became president of the Raleigh Daylily Club.

He currently resides on the outskirts of Wake Forest, where he served on the town's Urban Forestry Board for twelve years. After retiring from industry, he volunteered as the gardener for the Wake Forest Museum, and became president of the B. W. Wells Association. This has brought Hugh into contact with people who know the wildflowers of our area.

He has been a Master Gardener in Wake County since 2005, and has been a frequent contributor to the Master Gardener newsletter.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, Wake County Extension Master Gardeners, 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.