Speaker Date Topic
Caroline Lindquist, Raleigh Parks and Recreation Mar 23, 2018
Dix Park Planning Update

PoC: Tim O'Connell

No Meeting Mar 30, 2018
Easter Holiday
Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum Apr 20, 2018
"Life is Too Short for Boring Plants"
PoC: Charles Heatherly

Mark Weathington is the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
where he is passionate in his work to connect people with plants. His latest book,
Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide, takes his common sense
approach and a bit of humor and makes gardening accessible for any level of gardener.
Mark travels extensively searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape
and lecturing on a variety of topics in horticulture to further the JC Raulston Arboretum’s
vision of “Planning and Planting a Better World.” His explorations and speaking
engagements have taken him to China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Ecuador, Europe,
Mexico, New Zealand, and throughout the US.
He has revised and updated the Propagation Guide for Woody Plants at the JC Raulston
Arboretum and has been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Carolina Gardener,

American Nurseryman, VA Gardener, and HortScience magazines as well as

The Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Book of Lists.

Mark previously served as Director of Horticulture and Facilities at the Norfolk Botanical
Garden and as Horticulturist for the Atlanta Botanical Garden. He currently lives and
gardens in Raleigh, NC, the city of oaks, near his wife and 2 boxers.

Professor Orin Starn Apr 27, 2018
University Athletics; Too Much Money

PoC Charles Heatherly

No Meeting May 25, 2018
Drs. Jeffrey Crow and Larry Tise Jun 01, 2018
"New Carolina Voyages"

 PoC Charles Heatherly

Bob Koger Jun 22, 2018
Annual Award Ceremony
Bob Koger Jun 29, 2018
Installation of New Officers