Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
P. O. Box 33520
Raleigh, NC 27636-3520


Physical Location:
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00-5:00


For Website Submissions:
See the Website Submission
Rules in Members Only
Marcia Loudon, Website Chairman

Educational Opportunities

Please join us for the next


Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7pm

Union County Agricultural Center

3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28110

Pests and Diseases
with Dr. Erika Niland of Wingate University
This event is FREE and there will be door prizes!
For more information or to RSVP please contact our Grow-line 704-283-3822or

Are you interested in learning more about plant identification?

Learn to identify and appreciate commonly used plants on your own schedule. North Carolina State University is partnering with Longwood Gardens to provide a unique fully online survey of plants. These courses will expose you to plants that can be grown throughout the nation. The use and key identifying characteristics of these plants is conveyed through photo stories, presentations, online fact pages, and beautiful images. Take a look here: These courses will include some favorites and also a few introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University.

These courses last for six weeks and are fully online. For more information and to register please use this link: The first course for 2017 begins on March 6! Also, if you would like more information please feel free to contact me (

Thanks for your time,
Dr. Liz Riley

Elizabeth D. Riley, Ph.D.
Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University | (704)-477-9334


Callaway Gardens

Dear Gardening Enthusiast,

This is the time of year that we usually are in the throes of preparation for our big symposium.  Since 2016 was the 30th Anniversary for this event, we thought it was best to leave it on a high note and spend time on other endeavors.  We are continuing our annual Plant Fair and Sale,  March 23 – 26, 2017.   In conjunction with this event we are having a Callaway Gardening School on Thursday, March 23rd.

Walter Reeves  and Jenni Hernandez will be our speakers with a Question and Answer session and a box lunch.  After lunch you will have an opportunity to visit the Plant Fair and Sale with a gardening expert to assist in plant selections and answer questions about specific plants.

More detailed Information in available on the attachment and you may register on-line at or by calling the Education Department at 1-855-546-9740.

If you have any questions or concerns about the workshops or Symposium, please feel free to contact me by calling 706-663-5155 or by email at

We hope to see you in March.

Thank you.

Patricia L. Collins
Director of Gardens
Callaway Gardens
Direct: 706-663-5155 | Main: 706-663-2281 or 1-844 – 265-7906| Fax: 706-663-6720 |Mobile: 706-594-0578
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000

The thirty-third Davidson Horticultural Symposium presented by the Davidson Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Davidson College in the Knoblock Campus Center from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (includes lunch).The topic this year is What’s in YOUR Garden?

We would like to be included in your January and/or February newsletter. Below you will find a brief synopsis about this year’s symposium. More information is available on our website.  If you are unable to post in your calendar or newsletter, please share this information with those who would be interested attending.

What’s in YOUR Garden?


A garden exists on many levels, from the plants and flowers that we see, to the undulating and hard-working life that abounds in the soil. By understanding this, you can enhance your personal green space and make it thrive.  The following speakers will explore this symbiont relationship.

Thomas Rainer co-author of the book “Planting in a Post-Wild World,” is a landscape architect by profession and a gardener by obsession.  Mr. Rainer will speak about his refreshing and unusual approach to design, using naturalistic plantings and a layered structure.

Doug Tallamy, a professor at University of Delaware, is the author of “Bringing Nature Home,” and is considered the guru of the habitat movement. Professor Tallamy will reveal how your garden can host many beneficial and unknown inhabitants that are necessary for a diverse eco-system. 

Helen Yoest, from Raleigh, North Carolina, is a freelance garden stylist and author of “Plants with Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, and Veggies in Your Garden,”  Ms. Yoest will give novice gardeners tips from her 40-year career, explore plants with benefits, and show gardeners with more experience how spaces can become more complex.

Nigel Dunnett is a professor of Planting Design and Vegetation Technology at the University of Sheffield, England, and is director of the university’s Green Roof Centre.  Professor Dunnett will illustrate how nature and ecological principles can work together in a sustainable landscape design.

Jan Johnson, from Mt. Kisco, New York, studied and designed many gardens in Japan and Hawaii over the last 40 years. She is the author of “Heaven is a Garden.” Ms. Johnsen will demonstrate how to create our own serene and inspired garden. She believes that we all need a place where we can throw off life’s cares and relax.

For more information and to register visit our website:

(We have sold out the past 4 years, so we suggest you register early).

5 renewal credits available NC Board of Landscape Architects

Many thanks,

Davidson Horticultural Symposium Publicity Committee