Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Rock Gardening in the South"
Bobby J. Ward, Ph.D., Author, Retired Environmental Scientist, and JCRA Volunteer

  • Thursday, September 20, 2007 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Rock garden plants are dwarf or slow growing, hardy, and should grow no more than about twelve inches tall. The idea of a rock garden in the U.S. Southeast may seem alien to gardeners who toil in the South's red clay and endure humid summer nights and afternoon rainfall. Gardeners, understanding these limitations by giving adequate drainage, can grow a respectable palette of shade- and sun-loving rock garden-type plants in a variety of settings, including raised beds and berms, troughs, sand beds, and scree.

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. Bring your membership card to check in quickly, but as always, we will have a membership list at registration.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
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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 event.