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

SAR News and Updates


THEME: “THE BEAUTY OF NATURE: PROTECT, PRESERVE, ENJOY” – The SAR Director’s Project: “Plant and Protect Our South Atlantic Region. Its National Parks, States Parks, Public Lands and Community Spaces”

South Atlantic Alternate Director, Mary Lou Goodman,  704-876-3922;


SAR Convention

March 18-19, 2018 Embassy Suites, Cincinnati-River Center 10 East Rivercenter Blvd,

Covington, KY

Here is What’s Happening…


Come join us for all or part of the South Atlantic Region and The Garden Club of Kentucky Annual Conventions. We have a wonderful tour, exciting speakers and a delightful design program for all to enjoy!

A highlight will be a guided tour of the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum with over 733 acres offering picturesque landscapes, champion trees and world-class gardens. It is the 4th largest cemetery in the United States dating back to 1844.

“From The Garden To The Kitchen” with Ron Wilson and Rita Heikenfeld.   Join herbal expert Rita Heikenfeld and ‘yardening’ expert Ron Wilson for this very informal open formatted session to kick off the Spring 2018 ‘Yardening Season! They’ll take a look at new plants and gardening products, what’s hot and what’s not, timely topics and tips, and who knows what else they’ll have up their sleeves! Bring your gardening questions…they’re here to answer your questions as well!

Meet Scott Beuerlein for a program on “How To Become a Better Gardener Faster”. Scott is a horticulturist at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Scott is involved with the Zoo’s plant trials, educational and community outreach.

South Atlantic Region 57th Annual Convention

Embassy Suites Cincinnati – River Center

“The Beauty of Nature: Protect, Preserve, Enjoy.”

March 18 – 19, 2018

Tentative schedule

March 18, 2018, Sunday

    Complimentary cooked to order breakfast for overnight guests (7:00 – 11:00 am)

10:30 am – 6:00 pm   Registration

11:00 pm – 12:00 pm Luncheon – Former SAR Directors, Finance Com. & Ex. Com.

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm  Regional Finance Committee Meeting

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm    Regional Executive Committee Meeting

2:30 pm – 5 pm        Spring Grove Cemetery Tour


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Program – “Pollinators At The Park“– Joanna Kirby

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm    Complimentary Eve. Beverage & snacks (5:30 – 7:30 pm)

6:30 pm                   Banquet & Program – Ron Wilson & Rita Nader Heikenfeld

March 19 , 2018, Monday

    Complimentary cooked to order breakfast for overnight guests (6:30 – 10:00 am)

8:00 am – 6:00 pm    Registration

9:00 am – 11:30        Official Opening

Noon – 2:30 pm        Awards Luncheon, NGC President

3 pm – 4:30 pm        Program – “How To Become a Better Gardener Faster’”

– Scott Beuerlein


2:30 pm – 5:00 pm    Tour or Free time to tour or shop on your own

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm    Complimentary Eve. Beverage & snacks (5:30 – 7:30 pm)

6:30 pm                   Banquet & KY Judges Design Program


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