Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"China—Its Flora, Frustrations, and Future Prospects for American Gardens"
Richard T. Olsen, Ph.D., Research Geneticist, Floral and Nursery Plants Research Division, USDA

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

China, the Mother of Gardens, is the center of diversity for many species of plants cultivated in our gardens. With over 30,000 species, China is both storehouse and driver of genetic diversity, which modern day plant hunters and plant breeders tap to develop new ornamentals with novel traits and pest and disease resistances. This talk will highlight the recent trip conducted by U.S. National Arboretum scientists to China, including the research conducted, the plant species documented, and implications for American horticulture.

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.
Advanced 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.