Jun 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Gardeners of Wake County Meetings are held at the NC State Arboretum with a speaker.
7:00 PM REFRESHMENTS: Snacks & cold drinks are provided
As always, folks will bring "Bragging Rights" plants to share with others, with first choice going to our esteemed visitors at the meeting end.
18 JUNE MEETING
Make sure your calendar is marked for our meeting at
7:30 pm on June 18
The speaker is Dr. Dennis Werner, professor
in horticulture at NCSU.
His topic is Plant Breeding and New Plant
Many of us think of him fondly as we eat fresh peach ice cream in the summer.
Thanks to some of his research there are peaches that do not turn brown when we mash them for ice cream.
In addition to his teaching and research Dr. Werner also served as Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum.
His knowledge of ornamental plants and connections with
nurserymen throughout the state, many of whom are former students, helped build the plant collection that is in place there today.
Directions to JC Raulston Arboretum
From the Raleigh 440 beltline, take the Hillsborough St. exit and turn West on Hillsborough St. going toward the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
Turn left on Blue Ridge Rd., cross the railroad tracks, and take an
immediate left onto Beryl Rd.
The Arboretum entrance is on the right shortly after Pylon Drive.
The Ruby McSwain Education Building is inside the JC Raulston Arboretum (affiliated with NC State University Horticultural Department), with gardens in front of it. Enter through the pedestrian gate on Beryl Road or the entrance into the parking lot on Beryl Road, then walk along the paths to the visitor center or the education building.
FYI: Exceptions: "The November meeting includes the annual business meeting...sometimes also a program, sometimes not. There's not a meeting in October because of the Fair,and the December "meeting" is the awards banquet. So - essentially there's no meeting with a guaranteed program from September until January. BUT: there are good lectures, tours, and programs at the Arboretum itself!" Quote: Vandi Bradow.
For more information, to see what the building looks like, and more information about NC State Fair Flower Show and volunteer tasks you can do, click on the following link: Gardeners of Wake County
Come join us, get some healthy exercise, and meet some interesting new friends!