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To unite NC State University women in common interests and to promote the welfare and advancement of the University

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Note time change for Luncheon Meetings (gather at 11:30 am with lunch served at 11:45 and program starting at 12:15)

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Mark Weatherington

Mark Weathington


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


The NC State University Woman’s Club was organized in 1919 with membership open to all women associated or formerly associated with the University.


The club has served the University in a variety of ways suitable to the changing times. The Club sponsors scholarships for mature women returning to NC State University. Members of the club enjoy monthly luncheon programs, pay annual dues, and suppport fundraising for scholarships.


Welcome to another great year of exciting and enlightening programs.  Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (September - April) at the NC State University Club, from 11:30 am  to 1:00 p.m. 


President: Doris Wernsman (919-851-2168)

2nd Vice President (Membership): Dora Conwell (919-851-1191)

Newcomers are always welcome. Come enjoy the camaraderie with all the members of the NC State University Woman’s Club.


Susan Woodson welcomed at Woman's club reception



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