A Walk in the Winter Garden

  • Sunday, February 12, 2006 – 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Join us at the JC Raulston Arboretum for "A Walk in the Winter Garden" as we celebrate the winter season. Festivities begin at 1:00 PM with a Friends of the Arboretum Lecture presented by Peter Loewer. Gardeners often turn their attentions to the indoors and houseplants in an effort to ignore the colder months. But Peter Loewer – who lives in the chill of a winterized Asheville – thinks that those cold months are often great times to garden. He extols the virtues of pods, fruits, berries, beautiful leaves, and flowers – yes, flowers! This talk features both the good and the bad of winter gardening and uses the book The Winter Garden (by Peter Loewer and Larry Mellichamp), as a guide and includes eighty slides. "A Walk in the Winter Garden" tours begin at 2:00 PM and will highlight many of the Arboretum's magnificent plants at their peak during the winter months including Japanese flowering apricots, witchhazels, hellebores, conifers, hollies, winter honeysuckles, and many others.

A book signing will precede and follow the lecture.

Self-guided tour brochures will be made available at the Arboretum throughout February for those unable to attend the guided tours.

Advance registration is not available.
Tour begins at the entrance to the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 515-3132 for more information about this event.