Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Winter Glories and Hidden Treasures of The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum"
Mike Buffin, Curator, The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2003 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Mike Buffin, Curator of The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum (located near the town of Romsey, in Hampshire, England), trained in horticulture at the world-famous Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1991, after working at the Morris Arboretum (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), he joined the staff at The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum. For the last seven years, Mike has seen and been involved with many changes as Curator. 2003, the Gardens' 50th Anniversary, sees a new visitor Pavilion opening to complement the largest winter garden in Europe, a Nepalese Garden, and the 173 acre (70 hectares) of cultivated garden and arboretum. This illustrated talk covers the birth of Hillier's and its founder the late Sir Harold Hillier, to its current standing as probably the largest collection of hardy woody plants in the world. Discover many Hillier treasures, and see how and why Mike created the Winter Garden, a garden of scents and silhouettes. The Hillier Gardens and Arboretum is acknowledged as containing the most diverse collection of temperate-zone plants of any arboretum in the U.K. and Europe.

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.