Guilford Horticultural Society
@The Greensboro Science Center
4310 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27408
Dear Horticultural Society Members,
As the days begin to shorten and temperatures start moderating, I am excited to say welcome to another season. I am sure we are ready to put our summer of high heat and drought followed by what seemed like a brief monsoon season behind us and return to our gardens. We encourage you to engage with the society whether it be through bringing new speakers or topics to our attention, new gardens to tour, or simply introducing a friend to the Horticultural Society. After a summer of symposia and travel I am reminded that one of the aspects of I love so much in horticulture is the generosity of sharing ideas, gardens and of course PLANTS!
The season kicks off with the annual Wine & Cheese Social Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the gardens of Ellen Ashley and Jim Torrey. Members and non-members are welcome. Come enjoy the garden and chat with like-minded plant enthusiasts as we begin our upcoming season.
First Vice President, Christina Larson, has pulled an incredible line-up for our 2016-2017 Monday evening lectures, see second page. Adrienne Roethling and Ginny Leone, Co-Symposium Chairs, are looking forward to March when we have our 32nd Annual Symposium. To get you excited, we’ve invited a great line-up such as Robert McDuffie, Associate Professor and Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden in Blacksburg, Virginia, Dr. Jeff Gillman, Director of the Campus Wide Gardens and Arboretum at UNC Charlotte and Preston Montague, Artist, Educator and Landscape Designer from Raleigh, NC. Space is limited for this exciting event; therefore, get your tickets early. Please note that the Annual Symposium will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Agriculture Center on Burlington Road in Greensboro.
Jackie Tanseer, Second Vice President, will be planning several tours for spring and fall. Tour announcements will be made at the Monday night meetings and through emails. Secretary, Foresa Coe, continues to inform you of all upcoming events through email unless otherwise specified.
Ceil Price is Treasurer & Symposium Registrar this season. Please fill out and detach the membership form members received via email and mail directly to Ceil 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 AB Seed.
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, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the gardens of Graham and Helen Ray.
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.
Jon and Your 2016-2017 Officers
Jon Roethling, President
Jackie Tanseer, Second Vice President
Adrienne Roethling, Symposium Co-Chair
Foresa Coe, Secretary