The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes.

Southeastern Plant Symposium at Home

Friday, June 12, 2020

Featured Speakers

  • Tony Avent, Proprietor, Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • John Cho, Researcher Emeritus, Kula Research Station,Department of Plant Pathology, University of Hawaii, Kahului, Hawaii
  • Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken, Proprietors, Far Reaches Farm and Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy, Port Townsend, Washington
  • Dan Hinkley, Plantsman and Founder of Heronswood, Kingston, Washington
  • Nick Macer, Owner, Pan-global Plants, Gloucestershire, England
  • Jimmy Turner, Executive Director, Red Butte Garden, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

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Midweek with Mark
"Deer Resistant(ish) Plants"
Mark Weathington, Director
3:00 pm




The Foodscape Revolution—Practical Solutions for Growing Your Own Food in the Southeast
Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener
6:30 pm




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