Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"A Biltmore Estate Adventure: Exploring the Past and Present"
Brian E. Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Thursday, October 29, 2009 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Take a trip back in time to the 1890s when America's largest home was being constructed in the quaint mountains of North Carolina. The story of the history, construction, and function of Biltmore Estate house and gardens will be highlighted through the eyes, experiences, and stories of a former Biltmore intern who saw many behind-the-scenes areas and heard many interesting tales of myth and garden grandeur! This presentation will feature many photographs and documents, most likely never-before-seen even by the most frequent of guests to the Estate! Join us as we take a trip back into history and forward into the future with one of our state's and country's greatest garden and historical treasures!

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.