The NC Arboretum – Asheville
58th Annual Rhododendron & Azalea Flower ShowApril 29 & 30
This week, we have enjoyed seeing many blooms in our National Native Azalea Collection, including pinkshell (Rhododendron vaseyi), Florida flame (Rhododendron austrinum), roseshell (Rhododendron prizophyllum), pinxterbloom (Rhododendron periclymenoides) and Oconee (Rhododendron flammeum). In addition to encouraging you to visit the collection, the Arboretum would like to invite members and visitors to attend the American Rhododendron Society, Southeastern Chapter’s 58th annual Rhododendron & Azalea Flower Show on Saturday, April 29, from 12 – 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. inside the Education Center.
As part of the event, we’ll host two free guided trail walks down to the Arboretum’s National Native Azalea Collection on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, starting at 1 p.m. Walks will begin from the Baker Exhibit Center lobby and will be approximately 2.5 miles in length.
“Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” with Special Guest Laurence Cotton – May 11
Join us for a free, special screening of the PBS documentary “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” on Thursday, May 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Producer Laurence Cotton will be in attendance to introduce the film and will present a short talk afterwards about Olmsted, his life and career, and the legacy of the Olmsted Brothers firm. Space is limited and registration is required. We hope to see you then.
Don’t Miss These Adult Education Classes
We recently mailed out the new Growing in Mind Adult Education catalog for March-August 2017. It details 70 great offerings, including these upcoming classes:
- Exploring Watercolor A: March 31
- Zingiberaceae! Homegrown Ginger, Turmeric and Galangal in Appalachia: April 1
- Tai Chi All Year Session 2(a four week class): April 4, 11, 18, 25
- Spring Birding in the Blue Ridge (a five week class): April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, 9
- Wildflower Walk: April 9
- MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas, through May 2
This object-rich, interactive exhibit takes visitors through North, Central and South America to explore how dugout canoes were used, and how scientists study and preserve these ancient watercraft. Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Baker Exhibit Center. The exhibit is offered in both English and Spanish.
Exhibit support for Dugout Canoes is provided in part by The North Carolina Arboretum Society, RomanticAsheville.com Travel Guide and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine. Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History with support from the AEC Trust, Lastinger Family Foundation, State of Florida and VisitGainesville.
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