Crafting Nature's Canvas

Building a Native Garden in Sun and Shade
Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener

  • Saturday, July 20, 2024 – 9:00 am12:00 pm

Whether you are a seasoned gardening enthusiast or just starting out, this presentation offers insights that resonate. Join horticulturist Brie Arthur for an engaging discussion that unravels the art of constructing a native garden right from its inception.

white house with seed pods and grasses in garden

Through immersive storytelling, Brie will walk you through the step-by-step process, from dream to reality. Uncover the secrets behind plant selection, layout and the overarching vision that birthed this haven of tranquility and vitality. This isn't just a garden; it's a masterpiece of native plant diversity! Prepare to be amazed by the power of native species that require minimal upkeep but deliver maximum impact. From flowering perennials to lush greenery, this space epitomizes low-maintenance elegance and ecological harmony.

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.

Brie Arthur

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.

$50.00 for members, $65.00 for nonmembers.

Advance registration is required. Registration is available for in-person, on-site attendance or online attendance.

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Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks prior to the program's start date. No refunds will be made after this time. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Online and in person at the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, 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.
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