Meetings are held Saturdays in collaboration with the JC Raulston Arboretum, which co-sponsors our programs. Social time begins at 9:30 am, program at 10. 

Meetings will be in person, with concurrent live streaming for those unable to attend.  When possible, 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.

Dr. Patrick MacMillan,  Director of Horticulture and Gardens, JLBG
Photo: Bobby Ward

September 16, 2023 

Jerry Yu, NC State Horticultural Science student: Discovering Ecuador’s Highland Alpines and Orchids
Plus a 15-minute talk by Amelia Lane, reporting on The International Czech Rock Garden Conference, May 2023

October 21, 2023

Sandy Horn, Southeast Region Director, American Conifer Society: Conifers for Rock Gardens

Plus a 15-minute talk by Tim Alderton on Hardy Gesneriads at the Raulston Arboretum

November 4, 2023 

Jon Roethling, Director, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University: Reynolda Gardens: What Was Old Is New Again

Garden designer Jay Sifford
Photo: Bobby Ward

January 20, 2024

Bobby Ward, Program Chair: The Life of J.C. Raulston, Horticultural Ambassador

Plus a 15-minute talk by Tracy Thomasson: Critters in the Garden: the Good and the Bad

February 10, 2024 

Zachary Hill, Plant Records Specialist/Taxonomist, JLBG: Unusual Native Plants of the U. S. Southeast

March 16, 2024

Paul Spriggs, NARGS Traveling Speaker: A Grand Tour: Experiencing the Rock Gardens of the Czech Republic

April 20, 2024

Scott Zona: Turning Rocks into a Rock Garden
Plus a 15-minute talk by Cyndy Cromwell, reporting on NARGS Nova Scotia Annual Meeting, June 2023

Tony Avent auctions choice plants from Plant Delights Nursery
Photo: Bobby Ward