Sizzling Succulents


Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener

Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 9:00 am–11:00 am – Lecture for Online and In Person
Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 11:00 am–12:00 pm – Container Planting for In Person Participants

Low maintenance, drought tolerant and eye catching, Sizzling Succulents will encourage everyone to indulge in this sustainable growing trend!

succulent plants spilling out a wooden container

Colorful and creative succulents are the one of the easiest ways to brighten a patio or garden with little effort. Brie Arthur, a local best selling author, professional horticulturist and lifelong gardener, shares growing and propagation advice about her favorite tender and hardy succulents.

All participants (online and in person) will learn from Brie about creative combinations for year-round interest and new introductions for cold hardy zones during the morning lecture.

Participants who sign up for the in person experience will stay after the lecture to create a Sizzling Succulent container with Brie and take home their new creation. The Arboretum will provide all the needed materials including the container, soil and plants. This is a great way to put your new knowledge into practice and have Brie's expertise while arranging your container for a guaranteed sizzling summer display!

Brie Arthur

About Brie Arthur

Best-selling author and horticulturist, Brie Arthur has garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out-of-the-box gardening advice. Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied landscape design and horticulture at Purdue University. With more than two decades of experience, she shares practical gardening advice with audiences across the world from her home foodscape in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.

The author of The Foodscape Revolution and Gardening with Grains, Arthur has also contributed to the Emmy-winning PBS television program, Growing a Greener World. She was recognized by the American Horticultural Society with the first Emerging Horticultural Professional Award for her efforts in connecting a new generation to the art of gardening.

You can follow Brie's gardening journey through her Web site,, or her social media and YouTube channel, Brie the Plant Lady.


In person participation (includes presentation and all materials for planting session with Brie): $60.00 for members, $75.00 for nonmembers.

Online participation: $30.00 for members, $45.00 for nonmembers.

Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 and online.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
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