Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"A Crack Epidemic … Keeping Crevice-loving Plants High and Dry Using Recycled Concrete"
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Crevice gardens originated in the Chech Republic and have since come to the United States. While Colorado is home to many crevice gardens, there are two on public display in Wake County. The JC Raulston Arboretum has a small crevice garden which was recently expanded. And the staff at Juniper Level Botanic Garden have recently completed a massive crevice garden created from urbanite which are broken up pieces of concrete. Learn how and why they created this garden and see how it expands their plant palette.

crevice garden

Photograph: Please note the photograph is not of the crevice garden at Juniper Level Botanic Garden.

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.