Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"The Evening Garden"
Peter Loewer

  • Thursday, September 20, 2001 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Peter Loewer is a botanical artist (his work is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie-Mellon) and a writer of books dealing with natural history and gardening. He has written over thirty titles, his book The Wild Gardener winning four awards and chosen one of the best 75 books of the last century by the American Horticultural Society, while The Annual Garden was picked as one of the best fifty books by the USDA Horticultural Library. He has a degree in the graphic arts with a minor in art history. To bring a bit of humor to his horticultural existence, he reviews movies in Asheville and is an expert in horror films. He also has a weekly radio spot on WCQS, Public Radio in Asheville, called "The Wild Gardener."

The Evening Garden is based on Loewer's book of the same title, soon to be reissued by Timber Press. It's all about plants with flowers that either bloom in late afternoon and into the evening or are fragrant at the same time. Perennials and tropicals are covered, in addition to a number of very strange plants that have adopted the night as their own time of day.

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.
Room 159, Kilgore Hall, NC State University.
Kilgore Hall is located on the southeast corner of Brooks Avenue and Hillsborough Street in Raleigh.
Free parking is available in the Brooks Avenue lot located on the northeast corner of Brooks Avenue and Hillsborough Street.
Please call (919) 515-3132 for more information about this lecture.