Outstanding Plants with Winter Interest

Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

Mondays, November 27 through December 18, 2023 – 6:30 pm–8:30pm

Just because our plants are going dormant as winter approaches, doesn't mean our gardens need to follow suit! Here is a great four-week class that focuses entirely on ornamental plants that have phenomenal winter interest. From flowers and fruits, to bark and branching, we will look at herbaceous and woody plants, and talk about the best and brightest selections that help carry us through the darkest time of year. Bryce's exuberance will inspire you to see the potential for your own garden to come alive in winter, and the plants he showcases will give you the tools you need to make that happen!


This class is available In-person and Online, with recordings of the lectures being posted weekly. Need to miss class one week? No worries, you can join us live via Zoom for any of the class sessions. Can't do Monday nights? Still not worried; recordings of the lectures as well as supplemental class materials are made available to all participants weekly, and Bryce is just an email away for any questions you might have!

Bryce Lane

About Bryce Lane

Bryce has been teaching students, home gardeners and garden professionals for over 40 years. Many may know Bryce from his UNC TV public television show called "In the Garden With Bryce Lane" which was on the air for 11 seasons and won three Emmys. Others may know him as a student from his time in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University.

Growing up in Western Massachusetts, Bryce discovered his passion for plants and telling others about them while working at a local garden center through high school and college. After earning his B.S. in plant science from the University of Massachusetts in 1979 and an M.S. in horticulture from The Ohio State University in 1981, he came to the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University where he taught in the two-year and four-year programs, majors and non-majors, served as the undergraduate coordinator and even the interim director of the JC Raulston Arboretum.

He has received numerous local, regional, and national teaching awards and is frequently invited to speak at many workshops and symposia about teaching as well as horticulture and gardening. Most importantly, he has been married for 45 years to his high school sweetheart, has two happily married daughters, and six incredible grandchildren. He is an avid gardener who has gardened in the same spot for more than 39 years with many stories, advice and passion to share with other gardeners regardless of their experience!

$150.00 for members, $200.00 for nonmembers. Note to nonmembers: instead of paying $50.00 more for the program, become a member for $50.00 instead.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store (in person attendance or online attendance). 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.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please write jcraprograms@ncsu.edu for more information about this class.