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.
Bertram Whittier (B.W.) Wells was an NCSU professor in the early twentieth century and was one of the first scientists to write and lecture about ecology. Wells introduced North Carolinians to the extraordinary tapestry of "natural gardens" or wild plant communities, within the state's borders back in 1932. He grew curious as to how plants are related to each other and the environment! What we now know as the field of “ecology.” Brian will tell us more about B.W. Wells and his influence on teaching others the importance of understanding and protecting wild places.
Brian Bockhahn has worked with the North Carolina state parks for over 20 years. He is a lifelong nature lover whose projects include organizing eagle scouts to enhance nature trails along Falls Lake, tagging monarch butterflies during their migration, and coordinating over 150 Audubon Christmas Bird Counts! Brian was instrumental in the revitalization of the B.W. Wells Association, which manages Rock Cliff Farm where Wells and his wife lived in their retirement years.
Luncheon Menu:Classic Caesar, Pecan Crusted Boneless Pork Cutlet with Maple Demi Glaze, Baked Sweet Potato, Collard Greens, rolls, tea, coffee, and member-supplied dessert. Vegetarian and Gluten Free lunches also available.
Ways & Means: White Elephant Silent Auction of items donated by members. Bring your no longer used treasures for others to purchase!
Raleigh Garden Club
Raleigh Garden Club
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.