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This year's Arboretum Adventures and SCC’s Horticulture Department welcomes Mark Weathington, the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. The presentation, Planting a Better World, will highlight his experiences in some of the region’s finest plant collections. Mark 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. Mark lives and gardens in the shade of Raleigh, NC, the city of oaks, with his wife and two children.
His presentation will cover his 40 years of collecting, evaluating and distributing plants.
The evening presentation will be followed by a delicious casual dinner and conversation. Purchase tickets or sponsor this event by clicking the appropriate buttons on this web page.
Cultivating Conversations- $3,000Opportunity to promote your company and meet SCC horticulture students at the noon event.Plus the benefits of the Southern Magnolia level Southern Magnolia Sponsor- $2,00010 tickets to Cultivating Conversations10 tickets to Arboretum Adventures(2) $250 SCC Tuition Vouchers(2) $50 gift certificates for SCC’s Fall and Spring Plant SaleName/Company logo on all event materials White Oak Sponsor- $1,5008 tickets to Cultivating Conversations8 tickets to Arboretum AdventuresName/Company logo on all event materials Sugar Maple Sponsor- $1,0006 tickets to Cultivating Conversations6 tickets to Arboretum AdventuresName/Company logo on all event materials Dogwood Sponsor- $2502 tickets to Cultivating Conversations2 tickets to Arboretum AdventuresName/Company logo on all event materials
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