Our next meeting will be in person on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 10 am at the JC Raulston Arboretum. The meeting will also be available online.  


Open gardens galore, botanizing in Beaufort County and a wonderful Spring Picnic – thanks to all our members, you made this spring so much fun!


Rain threatened, but save for a 5 minute drizzle, we had a beautiful day on Saturday, May 14 for a picnic at the home garden of Jim and Anita Hollister.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed touring the gardens, meeting Scout and spending a relaxing time together. Here are a few photos, lots more to come in the next Trillium newsletter. 

Our wonderful hosts
Photo by Sandy Harwood
Crevice garden detail            Photo by Bobby Ward
Richard and Amelia Lane, Bobby Ward and Suzanne Edney 
Photo by Nancy Doubrava
Photo by Anita Hollister

We really had a great time touring the Gardens and Caine Conservatory at High Point University with Patrick Moore and Jason Lattier on September 11. The weather, gardens and conservatory were all stunning – it was a great opportunity to see amazing plants in a beautiful setting.  Thanks to Patrick, Jason and High Point University for a fantastic day!

HPU Welcome Garden
The Caine Conservatory houses numerous aroid species from the collection of the late Alan Galloway
Typhonium trilobatum ‘Giant Form’ in bloom
from the Alan Galloway collection
Bobby Ward and Roy Dicks in the conservatory
The Welcome Garden
Chapter member Scott Zona presents a rare Aristolochia to Jason

We are so grateful to member Gail Norwood for hosting our May picnic in her lovely garden, Belvedere!!! It was a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones, after a long time without meetings. Look for Charlie Kidder’s article later this summer in The Trillium newsletter, with more photos and all the details. Here are a few photos:

Gail Norwood speaks to the happy picnickers