Southeastern Plant Symposium

Hosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden

  • Friday, June 12, 2020 – 9:00 am4:30 pm
  • Friday, June 12, 2020 – 6:00 pm8:30 pm – Optional Dinner and Presentation
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 – 9:00 am4:45 pm

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Calling all plantaholics, plant nerds, nurserymen, gardeners, and horticulturists! We are thrilled to announce the second 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!

Speakers

Friday, June 12

Eleftherios Dariotis (a.k.a. Liberto Dario), Mediterranean Adaptable Plants Nursery
Aaron Floden, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Missouri Botanical Garden
Dan Hinkley, Heronswood Founder
Patrick McMillan, Director, South Carolina Botanical Garden
Kelly Norris, Director of Horticulture and Education, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Peter Zale, Ph.D., Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding, and Collections, Longwood Gardens

Saturday, June 13

Tony Avent, Co-owner, Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery
Ian Caton, Co-owner, Wood Thrush Natives
Janet Draper, Lead Horticulturist, Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager, Chicago Botanic Garden
Hayes Jackson, Urban Regional Extension Agent, Alabama A&M University
Adrienne Roethling, Director of Curation and Mission Delivery, Paul J. Ciener Botanic Garden
Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum

Schedule

Friday, June 12

9:00 am
Welcome
9:15 am
Dan Hinkley, Heronswood Founder
10:15 am
Break
10:30 am
Aaron Floden, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, Missouri Botanical Garden
11:30 am
Lunch
1:00 pm
Patrick McMillan, Director, South Carolina Botanical Garden
2:00 pm
Peter Zale, Ph.D., Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding, and Collections, Longwood Gardens
3:00 pm
Break
3:15 pm
Kelly Norris, Director of Horticulture and Education, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
4:30 pm
Adjourn
6:00 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm
Eleftherios Dariotis (a.k.a. Liberto Dario), Mediterranean Adaptable Plants Nursery

Saturday, June 13

9:00 am
Welcome
9:15 am
Tony Avent, Co-owner, Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery
9:45 am
Shannon Currey, Marketing Director, Hoffman Nursery
10:15 am
Break
10:45 pm
Ian Caton, Co-owner, Wood Thrush Natives
11:15 pm
Hayes Jackson, Urban Regional Extension Agent, Alabama A&M University
11:45 pm
Adrienne Roethling, Director of Curation and Mission Delivery, Paul J. Ciener Botanic Garden
12:15 pm
Lunch, auction closes at break conclusion
1:45 pm
tba
2:15 pm
Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
2:45 pm
Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager, Chicago Botanic Garden
3:15 pm
Break
3:45 pm
tba
4:15 pm
Janet Draper, Lead Horticulturist, Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, Smithsonian Institution
4:45 pm
Adjourn

SHeraton Raleigh Hotel exterior

Hotel

The host hotel for the Southeastern Plant Symposium is the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The Sheraton is located at 421 South Salisbury Street.

Highlights

  • Located in downtown Raleigh
  • Onsite cafe and restaurant
  • Indoor, modern fitness center
  • Within walking distance of restaurants, breweries, amphitheaters, and museums
  • Within walking distance of a few R-LINE bus stops – the R-LINE is Raleigh's free circulator bus service with destinations throughout much of downtown

Book Your Room

Hotel ReservationsTo make your reservation, please visit Sheraton Raleigh Hotel's Web site. The host hotel is located at 421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. When making a reservation using the link above, our group name is already applied. If you call in your registration, please mention "North Carolina State University Southeastern Plant Symposium." Please note that our group rate expires on Tuesday, May 12.

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 and is considered complete when payment is received.
Cancellation
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Location
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Questions
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this symposium.