2015 – 2016 General Meetings


The Chapel Hill Garden Club meeting dates for the year:  September 2015 – June 2016

Meetings: Usually the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Time:  9:30 am: Meet and Greet coffee
10:00 am – 11:00 : Program
11:00 am – Noon:  Business Meeting

Location: Reeves Auditorium, Visitor Education Center, North Carolina Botanical Garden

September 29, 2015
Fall Coffee: A preview of upcoming events and our traditional Friendship Bouquet

September marks the beginning of our club year. The Fall Coffee is a time to get acquainted with and sign up to participate in the club’s activities. We’ll share coffee and treats prepared by your Board of Directors as our traditional Friendship Bouquet is created. The Friendship Bouquet, made from contributions from our member’s gardens, will be placed in the reception area of the Botanical Garden for visitors and staff to enjoy.

Bitty arranges the Friendship Bouquet
Bitty arranges the Friendship Bouquet

October 27, 2015
Chip Konrad: Future Climate of the Carolina

Chip Konrad is the Director of the Southeast Regional Climate Center and Associate Professor of Geography at  UNC-Chapel Hill.  Chip will describe North Carolina’s climate, focusing on how weather extremes such as hurricanes, floods and winter storms impact our climate.   He will also present possible changes in our climate for the next 50 – 100 years.

Chip Konrad - Oct. 27, 2015 meeting
Chip Konrad

November 17, 2015
Debbie Roos: Create Your Own Pollinator Garden

Debbie Roos is an Agricultural Agent for the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.  She manages the “Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden in the Chatham Mills complex.  Debbie will show us trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs and vines that attract pollinators in our area.

Debbie Roos - Nov. 17, 2015 meeting
Debbie Roos

December 15, 2015
Holiday Tea: At the home of Debbie West from 2 – 4 pm  (This is the only meeting that is for members only.)

Kick off the holiday season mingling with your garden club friends at our traditional holiday tea and enjoying members’ fresh floral arrangements in Debbie’s home.

Holiday Tea
Holiday Tea

CANCELED – January 26, 2016
Brie Arthur: Woody Winter Wonderland

Foodscape and Landscape Design correspondent on the PBS TV show, Growing A Greener World, Brie Arthur will reveal her favorite winter woody plants for winter interest.

Brie Arthur
Brie Arthur

February  23, 2016
Lee & Larry Newlin: Farm to Table

Lee & Larry Newlin are owners of Peaceful River Farm where they grow vegetables, herbs and berries and offer Healthy Cooking classes. They will share tips for growing vegetables and herbs and preparing meals using fresh produce.

Lee & Larry Newlin - Feb. 23, 2015 meeting
Lee & Larry Newlin

March 29, 2016
Steve Taras: Bring Spring Inside

Owner of Watered Garden Florist, Steve Taras has been in the floral industry for 18 years, creating fresh, unique and original designs. He will show us how to design and work with spring flowers and forced branches.

Steve Taras
Steve Taras

April 26, 2016
Dr. Barbara Fair:
Beautiful ‘No Mow’ Laws

Dr. Fair, Associate Professor, Landscape Extension Specialist at NC State University, specializes in woody plant physiology, installation and maintenance. She will offer attractive and beneficial options to traditional turf grass lawns.

Dr. Barbara Fair
Dr. Barbara Fair

May 24, 2016
Jan Little: Geometry and Color in the Gardens

As Director of Education and Public Programs for Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Jan Little brings more than 30 years of experience, equally divided between a career in landscape architecture and contracting and a career in educational programming and teaching for public gardens. Jan will discuss using geometry and color as design tools that can underpin and reinforce your other design goals.

Jan Little
Jan Little

June 7, 2016
Spring Picnic:  At the home of Barbara Clare from 11 am to 1 pm

Come celebrate spring in Barbara’s emerging rural garden. Adorn yourself with a fanciful hat, visit with friends and savor delicious salads and sweets.

Barbara Clare's Garden
Barbara Clare’s Garden