Dear Horticultural Society Members,
I hope your garden is providing late-summer enjoyment as we transition to shorter days and make our plans for how we’ll each experience the solar eclipse happening in just a few days!
The season kicks off with the annual “Wine & Cheese” Social Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the gardens of Lois & Charlie Brummitt. Members and non-members are welcome. Come enjoy the garden and chat with like-minded plant enthusiasts as we begin our upcoming season. You can find our Hort Society Membership 2017-2018 here.
We have an exciting line-up for our 2017-2018 Monday evening lectures. See below. The 33rd Annual Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Agriculture Center on Burlington Road in Greensboro. To get you excited, we’ve invited a great line-up. Mark Weathington, Executive Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC will discuss “Gardening in the South”. Our very own Adrienne Roethling, Director of Curation and Mission Delivery for Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden will share her knowledge of a Garden Buffet and Travis Beck, from the Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware will present on Native and Cultivated Plants. Space is limited for this exciting event; therefore, get your tickets early.
Secretary Sue Hughes & Web Administrator Nanny Foster will inform you of all upcoming events through email unless otherwise specified. Follow us on Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/GuilfordHortSociety/… And stay appraised of what’s happening on our website… http://www.guilfordhorticulturalsociety.org/. We want to share your photos, garden events and favorite plants, therefore share on FB or send them to us and we’ll post them for you.
Pat Price is Treasurer & Symposium Registrar this season. Please fill out and detach the membership form on the second page and mail directly to Pat or bring your dues to our first meeting. You may also include your Symposium fees at this time as well. Those of you who register your member dues by the October meeting, your name will be held in a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate from Guilford Garden Center.
Monday night meetings will continue to be held at the Greensboro Science Center at 7:15 p.m., the third Monday night of the month September through May WITH THE EXCEPTION of January, when the second Monday night has been selected due to Martin Luther King holiday.
Our season will close with the fabulous annual picnic on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the gardens of Rachel Rees.
Thank you to all our members for your continued support and please invite your gardening friends. We’re all looking forward to seeing you once again.
Christina & Your 2017-2018 Officers
-Pat Price, Treasurer & Symposium Registrar -Nanny Foster, Web Admin & Temp. Secretary
-Adrienne Roethling, Symposium Co-Chair -Rachel Reese, Symposium Co-Chair
-Sue Hughes, Secretary -Christina Larson, President
2017-2018 Monthly Speaker Line Up
September 10 – 5:00 – 7:00pm –“Wine & Cheese Social” at Lois & Charlie Brummitt’s Gard
September 18 – Derrick Smith, Roadside Vegetation Asset Engineer with NC DOT “Wildflower Program”
**Don’t forget to get your plants potted for next month’s Plant Exchange
October 16 – Amy Priode, Landscape Designer with Piedmont Carolina Nursery, “New & Exciting Plants” **Plant Exchange**
November 20 – Jen Cure, Cure Nursery, “Wilding the Suburbs”
January 8 – Marty Kotis, Kotis Properties, “The Future of Greensboro and its Green Spaces”
February 19 – Josh Williams, Garden Manager, Ciener Botanical Garden “Pruning Without Fear”
**Saturday, March 3, Symposium**
April 16 – Charlie Headington, UNCG Professor, Lecturer, “Turning a City Lot into the Garden of Eden” **Don’t forget to get your plants potted for next month’s Plant Exchange**
May 21 – Christina Larson, GHS President and Owner of Guilford Garden Center. “Greensboro’s Heritage Plants” **Plant Exchange**
Sunday, June 3 –5:00 – 7:00pm –Picnic at the home and garden of Rachel Rees
Detach and mail or bring your dues to the first meeting,
Please make checks payable to the Guilford Horticultural Society
And send to Pat Price, 5319 Tower Road, Greensboro, NC 27410 (please print clearly)
Amount for Membership/s $25 individual, $35 household family Total $______________(A)
Registration for the March 3, 2018 Symposium @ $45 for members & $50 for non-members
Indicate lunch for Symposium _____regular Total $______________(B) _____veggie
Total amount enclosed $_________ (A+B)