The Chapel Hill Garden Club
February 25, 2014
Plant Collecting in the Mother of Gardens
by Mark Weathington
China with its extensive plant diversity is known as the “Mother of Gardens”. Throughout history, explorers returned from the Far East with plant specimens for their home gardens. Many notable gardens today still contain these souvenirs. Mark Weathington will discuss the joys and tribulations, successes and failures in collecting plants in the Far East.
Mark Weathington has undergraduate degrees in Horticulture and Sociology and a masters degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech. He was horticulturist for the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Horticulture Director of the Norfolk Botanical Garden prior to coming to the J C Raulston Arboretum where he serves as Assistant Director and Curator of Collections.
9:30 am: Meet and Greet
10:00 am : Business Meeting
11:00 am: Program
Reeves Auditorium, Visitor Education Center
North Carolina Botanical Garden
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