Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum, "On the Razor's Edge, New Woody Plants to Try" - Feb. 19 at 7:30p Dunwoody Nature Center and Zoom





We'll meet at the Dunwoody Nature Center on February 19, 2024 to hear from Georgia Perennial favorite, Mark Weathington, Director of the fabulous JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. We'll leave his talk, "The Razor's Edge, New Woody Plants to Try" with a shopping list! We might even leave plotting a trip to visit to the JC Raulston Arboretum and Plant Delights/Juniper Level Gardens. Ridiculous things can happen when plant people get together. Mark's mantra dovetails with many of ours: "Life is too short for boring plants!"


This meeting will be live at the Dunwoody Nature Center and live-streamed via Zoom. Current members will receive Zoom invites a day or two before the meeting.

Social time begins at 6:30p

Speaker begins at 7:30p


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About Mark:


Mark Weathington is the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University where he is passionate in his work to connect people with plants.  His career in public horticulture has also included the Norfolk Botanical Garden where he served as Director of Horticulture and the Atlanta Botanical Garden as a horticulturist. 


Mark travels extensively searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape and lecturing on a variety of topics in horticulture to further the JC Raulston Arboretum’s vision of “Planning and Planting a Better World.”  His explorations and speaking engagements have taken him to China, Taiwan, Japan, Ecuador, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand, and throughout the US.


Mark has recently completed Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner's Guide for Timber Press, writes a column for the Raleigh based News & Observer newspaper and is working on several other projects. 


He has recently revised and updated the Propagation Guide for Woody Plants at the JC Raulston Arboretum and has been published in Horticulture, Carolina Gardener, American Nurseryman, VA Gardener, and HortScience magazines as well as The Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Book of Lists.


Mark lives and gardens in the shade in Raleigh, NC, the city of oaks, with his wife and 2 children.


Dunwoody Nature Center & via Zoom
Monday, February 19, 2024 7:30pm