The deadline for making reservations is the Wednesday before the meeting. You will receive a confirmation of your reservation by email. The deadline for cancellations is the Thursday before the meeting by 9 pm.
The June meeting is a special year end celebration that occurs at the JC Raulston Arboretum in the Ruby McSwain Education Building. The potluck luncheon starts at 11:00 and the program includes new officer installation and the announcement of club member awards. Guests do not need to bring a covered dish. We usually adjourn around 1:00 p.m.
Steven Taras, owner of Watered Garden Florist, has been in the floral industry for over 20 years, starting as a buyer in the wholesale market before graduating to floral design. His philosophy is to incorporate his client’s vision and personal style with seasonal blooms. He combines his passion for the art with his remarkable communication skills, displayed in demonstrations and lectures in many settings, e.g. the NC Museum of Art, Umstead Hotel & Spa, Duke Gardens, and many garden clubs.
Though his business base and residence are in Raleigh, client events have taken him to venues across the nation, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and the US Virgin Islands. His always-interesting plant material comes from both local growers and sources around the world.
Luncheon Menu:Mixed Greens Salad, Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomato Relish, Roasted Garlic Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Squash, rolls, tea, coffee, and member-supplied dessert. Vegetarian and Gluten Free lunches also available.
Ways & Means: Book Sale! Members donate gardening books from their collection for others to purchase. Remaining books will be donated to JCRA book sale.
The Raleigh Garden Club, Inc. is a non-profit philanthropic and educational organization founded in 1925. Our objectives are to:
Study the art of gardening in all its aspects
Aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources
Assist in educating youth through programs and scholarships
Promote the maintenance of gardens and arboretums
Our general meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month in Raleigh, NC at the NC State University Club. We welcome guests and new members from the greater Raleigh area including Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. View our calendar for monthly programs.
Join us and enjoy the benefits of membership:
Develop friendships with other gardeners and share your experiences at our monthly meetings and social events
Expand your knowledge of landscape design, flower arranging, environmental study, flower shows, and basic horticulture
Help others by volunteering to maintain gardens, decorate for holidays, or create projects with children
Save money on plants at our special plant sale preview
Win plants, books, and garden-related items at our monthly door-prize drawings.
Enjoy fascinating programs, good company, and tasty food at our monthly lunch meetings.