Friday, April 30, 2010


We always knew our Wild Flower Garden was wonderful, but now it has the honored distinction of winning First Place at the recent North Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer Convention.  Every year this association hosts the 'Madeline Collier Landscape Design Competition'.  We demonstrated how to take a plot of unhealthy turf and turn it into a sustainable, waterwise, no pesticides or fertilizer needed, glorious garden.  A few years ago our Children's Garden won.  Of course, we think all of our Arboretum is a gem.  If you haven't been out lately, May is a good month to visit. There are many things coming in to bloom.  The Kousa Dogwood  (Cornus kousa ) is a real standout.

Our next Walking Tour will be Thursday, May 6th starting at 10:00 AM.  Click on the map in the right side of this page for directions.  Tours last about an hour and are given rain or shine.

Coming soon will be our annual plant sale.  More information can be found by scrolling down the right to the section about the plant sale.  Be sure to read this Sunday's (5/2) Look section of the Daily Reflector.  Jackie Drake wrote an extensive article on the Arboretum titled Gardening You Can Do .