Meetings are held Saturdays in collaboration with the JC Raulston Arboretum, which co-sponsors our programs. Program begins at 10 am. 

Meetings will be virtual for the remainder of 2021. Beginning in 2022, meetings will be in person, with concurrent live streaming for those unable to attend.  Programs will also be recorded and available as online video to all chapter members. Chapter members will receive detailed information on attending and viewing our meetings via email prior to each meeting, as will JC Raulston Arboretum members.

While we hope to go ahead with in person meetings, there is always a possibility that JCRA may close facilities in view of the current covid situation. If this happens, members will be notified as soon as possible, and we will still have the meeting online. For up to date information on facility closings, please check the JCRA website

Will Hembree, trail name Peach, addresses a rapt audience on his through-hike of the Appalachian Trail                          February 8, 2020    Photo: Bobby Ward

September 18, 2021 – virtual only

Mariel Tribby, Missouri Botanic Garden, Gardens Inspired by Gertrude Jekyll and the Cottage Style

October 16, 2021 – virtual only

Adam Black, Millican, Texas, Distinctive Texas Native Plants Ideal for Rock Gardens in the Piedmont

November 20, 2021 – virtual only

Paul Spriggs, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, A History of Crevice Rock Gardening

January 15, 2022 – in person and virtual

Tim Alderton, JC Raulston Arboretum, Native Plants in the Durango, Colorado, Area

February 12, 2022 – in person and virtual

Scott McMahan, Decatur, Georgia, Plant Exploration with a Purpose

March 19, 2022 – in person and virtual

Elisabeth Zander, Goshen Connecticut, The Spectacular Gardens of the Czech Republic

April 16, 2022 – in person and virtual

Scott Zona, Hillsborough, North Carolina, Salvia: A Natural History

Speaker Hans Hansen answering audience questions, September 28, 2019                       Photo: Bobby Ward