Southeastern Plant Symposium

Hosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 – 9:00 am4:30 pm
  • Friday, June 7, 2019 – 6:00 pm8:30 pm – Optional Dinner and Presentation
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 9:00 am4:45 pm

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Calling all plantaholics, plant nerds, nurserymen, gardeners, and horticulturists! We are thrilled to announce the first annual JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden Southeastern Plant Symposium. Join us for two very full days of plant lust as we host the best of the best to talk about cutting-edge plants. We've got plant explorers, plant breeders, nurserymen, and other experts for a two-day deep dive into what's new and exciting in the plant world. What could be better than great lectures and mingling with your fellow horti-thusiasts? How about a chance to get your hands on some of the most exciting plants during the completely mind-numbing, fever-inducing silent auction. This is the one garden event that you definitely don't want to miss!

Cercis 'Flamethrower'

Speakers

Friday, June 7

John Grimshaw, Director, The Yorkshire Arboretum
Scott McMahan, Scott McMahan, Manager of International Plant Exploration Atlanta Botanical Garden
Ted Stephens, Owner, Nurseries Caroliniana
David Creech, Professor Emeritus, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Director, SFA Gardens
Julie Moore, Office of Endangered Species, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Tony Avent, Owner, Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery

Saturday, June 8

Leanne Kenealy, JC Raulston Arboretum
Buddy Lee, Plant Development Services
Guy Meacham, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Tom Ranney, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
Kim Shearer, The Morton Arboretum
Tim Wood, Spring Meadow Nursery
Donglin Zhang, University of Georgia

Schedule

Friday, June 7

9:00 am
Welcome
9:15 am
Presentation
10:15 am
Break
10:30 am
Presentation
11:30 am
Lunch
1:00 pm
Presentation
2:00 pm
Presentation
3:00 pm
Break
3:15 pm
Presentation
4:30 pm
Adjourn
6:00 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm
Presentation

Saturday, June 8

9:00 am
Welcome
9:15 am
Presentation
9:45 am
Presentation
10:15 am
Break
10:45 pm
Presentation
11:15 pm
Presentation
11:45 pm
Presentation
12:15 pm
Lunch, auction closes at break conclusion
1:45 pm
Presentation
2:15 pm
Presentation
2:45 pm
Presentation
3:15 pm
Break
3:45 pm
Presentation
4:15 pm
Presentation
4:45 pm
Adjourn

Hotel Information

The host hotel for the Southeastern Plant Symposium is the Embassy Suites by Hilton near Research Triangle Park in Cary, North Carolina.

Highlights

  • Located minutes from Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • Complimentary shuttle service to to the hotel from the airport
  • Indoor pool, modern fitness center, tennis courts, basketball courts, restaurant, bar and room service
  • Minutes from Ulmstead State Park and walking and running paths
  • Close to dozens of restaurants, locally owned to fine dining
  • All suite hotel
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast

To make your reservation, please visit Embassy Suite's Web site. Our group name is "2019 Southeastern Plant Symposium." When making a reservation using the link above, the group name is already applied.

Open Gardens

The JC Raulston Arboretum will be open before, during, and after the symposium from 8:00 am through 8:00 pm. Juniper Level Botanic Garden will be open before and after the symposium on Thursday, June 6 and Sunday, June, 9.

Cost
Early: $250.00; late registration: $300.00; and $60.00 for optional Friday dinner and evening presentation.
Registration
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited so register today to reserve your seat. Registration is considered complete when payment is received.
Location
Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, North Carolina, 27513
Directions
Need directions? Click here.
Parking
Free parking is available at the Embassy Suites.
Questions
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this symposium.