10th Anniversary Celebration

of the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center Complex

Ten years ago the JC Raulston Arboretum celebrated a milestone achievement: the opening of the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center complex.  Please help us celebrate the plants, the place, and the people who made it possible, as we commemorate our progress and set the stage for a bright future.

September 21, 2012 (4:00 PM–9:00 PM)

September 22, 2012 (8:00 AM–2:00 PM)


Friday, September 21

4:00 PM

5:00 PM
Lath House dedication

6:00 PM
BBQ dinner

7:30 PM
Presentation featuring Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. Tony will present "Hunter-Gatherer-Propagator - The Wonderful World of Plant Exploration."  Tony was one of the Arboretum’s first garden curators and made the first dynamic renovation of the Lath House.

Saturday, September 22

8:00 AM
Breakfast social

9:00 PM
A sharing of great moments with the entire cast of past directors and interim directors of the JCRA, hosted by current JCRA Director, Dr. Ted Bilderback.  Featuring Dr. Robert Lyons and Dr. Dennis Werner's “Reflections, Redbuds, and Research;” with highlights from Mr. Bryce Lane and Mr. Kim Powell

1:00 PM
Lunch social

This event is co-hosted by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Judy Morgan-Davis

(919) 513-0264
Date & Location
Date: 9/21/2012 to 9/22/2012
Location: JC Raulston Arboretum
The JC Raulston Arboretum is located at:
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh NC 27606

For driving directions please click on the following link:

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