JCRA Winter Symposium

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JCrA LogoThe Winter Garden

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 8 a.m.noon

Visualize how to plan and plant for diversity as you bring sustainable and natural elements into your garden to enjoy as much in the winter as in the summer.


“Gardening in the South—Stop Whining and Grow a Pear”

Lisa Bartlett

Lisa will take you step-by-step through what to do and not do when gardening in the South. Drainage is key.

“The Unsung Season: Gardens in Winter”

Karen Bussolini, Garden Photographer, Writer, and Speaker and Eco-friendly Garden Coach

Explore the transition from fall to spring and the many possibilities for garden interest way past the first frost.

“Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude”

Rodney Eason, Land & Garden Preserve

Explore a Maine winter at the Land & Garden Preserve, and how these plans lead to an invincible summer.


Lisa Bartlett, Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Lisa Bartlett is the garden manager for Smith-Gilbert Gardens. She is responsible for maintaining the over 4,000 species collection of plants. The collection ranges from rare herbaceous perennials to rare and unusual trees including one of the largest collections of bonsai in the Southeast.

Karen Bussolini, Garden Photographer, Writer, and Speaker and Eco-friendly Garden Coach

Karen Bussolini is a garden photographer, writer, speaker, and an eco-friendly garden coach. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Garden Design, House Beautiful, The American Gardener, Wildflower, and in hundreds of books.

Early registration (ends February 3, 2019): $50.00 for members, $65.00 for nonmembers; late registration $65.00 for members, $80.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Registration e-store.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this symposium.

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