JC Raulston Arboretum: Raleigh's Winter Wonderland
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: Meeting Convenes 11:30 AM, Lunch 11:45 AM, Presentation 12:15 PM
Place: University Room, NC State University Club
The NCSU Woman’s Club is pleased to welcome Mr. Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.
Gardening in the south is a true four-season endeavor and NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is the ideal place to explore the wonders of the winter garden. We'll look at how form, texture and color create a tapestry while northern gardens are buried beneath snow.
Mark is passionate in his work to connect people with plants. His career in public horticulture has also included the Norfolk Botanical Garden where he served as Director of Horticulture and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Mark travels extensively searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape and lecturing on a variety of topics in horticulture to further the JC Raulston Arboretum’s vision of “Planning and Planting a Better World.” His explorations and speaking engagements have taken him to China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Ecuador, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand, and throughout the US.
Mark has recently completed “A Homeowner’s Guide to Gardening in the Southeast” (publication date May 3, 2017) for Timber Press and is currently working on several other projects. He has recently revised and updated the “Propagation Guide for Woody Plants” at the JC Raulston Arboretum and has been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Carolina Gardener, American Nurseryman, VA Gardener, and HortScience magazines as well as The Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Book of Lists. – Georgina Werner
NC State University Arboretum