Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: How Raleigh, North Carolina, Nurtured a Friend and Gardener"
Emily Herring Wilson, Author

  • Thursday, May 20, 2010 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Based on a new collection of letters written mostly in the 1930s and 40s in Raleigh from Elizabeth Lawrence to her friend and mentor, Ann Preston Bridgers. Elizabeth Lawrence's biographer and editor, Emily Herring Wilson, will weave together Elizabeth's images of life on Hillsborough Street and her reflections of struggles and successes to show how she became our quintessential gardener and best garden writer. Lively, anecdotal, and revealing.

Emily Herring Wilson, author of the newly published Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence: Discovered Letters of A Southern Gardener; author of No One Gardens Alone: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence; and editor of Two Gardeners/Katharine S. White and Elizabeth Lawrence: A Friendship in Letters.

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.