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Cool Designs at the Chihuly Garden and Glass—A Dinner and Presentation with Richard Hartlage

  • Friday, June 13, 2014 – 6:00 pm9:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer at the JC Raulston Arboretum on one of the longest days of the year. Join us for a summer BBQ in the garden at its peak summer show and a lecture presented by Richard Hartlage, the 2010 Outstanding Alumnus for Horticultural Science at NC State and hybridizer of 'Hartlage Wine' sweetshrub. As the sun sets, cool off on the rooftop of the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center with a refreshing ice cream social featuring NC State's Howling Cow ice cream.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

"Chihuly Gardens and Glass—The Design and Construction of a New Seattle Icon"

Richard will discuss the design and construction of the garden and exhibition at the base of the Space Needle on the Seattle Center Campus. Chihuly Gardens and Glass was built to hold the largest collection of glass designed by world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The project took five years from the inception of the idea to grand opening and is an amazing story of collaboration. More than 500,000 people a year tour the exhibition, and the garden has been extraordinarily well received by visitors. With more than 250 kinds of plants and 45,000 bulbs there is always something in flower 365 days a year.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Richard Hartlage

Richard Hartlage is the founding principal and CEO of Land Morphology. His award-winning, innovative designs are renowned as emotive, immersive spaces that incorporate sophisticated horticulture, artful detailing, and historical knowledge that heighten the human experience of the natural world. His passion for horticulture, cultivated over 15 years working in public gardens and estates, is applied to each design from the conceptual phase through development of maintenance protocol and beyond.

Richard's diverse span of work includes the New Herb and Vegetable Garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the first new garden built in twenty years at this institution, Chihuly Gardens and Glass, the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, In Situ Estate, Mountsier Estate, the Vegetation Management Plan for the Seattle Center, and the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden. His designs have been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, At Home, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Traditional Home, Pacific Horticulture, Garden Design, and The Seattle Times, in addition to other publications in the United States, Japan, and Europe.

Richard has given over 350 lectures worldwide, has written over 60 articles on gardening and landscape design for national and international publications, and serves on advisory committees and design juries for non-profits. He has contributed to five books on horticulture and design, including Bold Visions for the Garden, a collection of his essays and photography, and is currently working on a comprehensive book on American garden design. In 2002, the sweet shrub, Calycanthus ×raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' was named by the JC Raulston Arboretum in honor of his hybridization efforts with this genus. Richard hails from Louisville, Kentucky, and is a graduate of North Carolina State University with Bachelor of Science in ornamental horticulture.

Chihuly Garden and Glass


6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Lecture
8:15 PM - Ice cream social

Chihuly Garden and Glass

NC Board of Landscape Architects Continuing Education Credit

One hour of continuing education credit has been applied for through the NC Board of Landscape Architects.

Photographs provided by Ben Benschneider (photograph of glass house) and Richard Hartlage (all others).

$25.00 for members, $30.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required and should be done on or before June 10, 2014. Please call Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 to register. This event is limited to 100 participants. Registration is considered complete when payment is received. Please let us know at the time of registration if you're a vegetarian or are allergic to gluten.
Cancellations can be made through May 30, 2014 (Friday) and will incur a $5.00 cancellation fee.
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or for more information about this event.