August 20, 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 by Donna & Will Farmer.. LQ Balls, Zuchinni Bread/Cake & other good stuff from Donna's kitchen.
7:30 PM PROGRAM:
Bryce Lane, of NCSU
"Beautiful Bushes: Super Shrubs for the Landscape"
As always, folks will bring "Bragging Rights" plants to share with others, with first choice going to our esteemed visitors at the meeting end.
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!