“Plan—and Plant For a Better World” J. C. Raulston and the North Carolina State University Arboretum

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016

Add to Calendar 03/18/2016 10:00 AM 03/18/2016 10:00 AM “Plan—and Plant For a Better World” J. C. Raulston and the North Carolina State University Arboretum

Enjoy the final weeks of “Plan—and Plant For a Better World” J. C. Raulston and the North Carolina State University Arboretum. This exhibit celebrates the life and work of innovative horticulturist and teacher J. C. Raulston and his great legacy, the JC Raulston Arboretum. Through his inspired leadership and unique contributions to the University, countless nursery owners, landscape designers, and gardeners continue to benefit from his passion and labor. Documenting Raulston’s early life and his arrival at NC State in 1975, through his development of the arboretum and its dedication in 1980, to his untimely death in a car accident in 1996, the exhibit is a visual trove that draws upon Raulston’s rich archive of travel notebooks, lecture notes, ephemera, and correspondence, as well as a collection of over 88,000 color slides. A testament to Raulston’s enormous impact on the nursery industry, today’s 10-acre JC Raulston Arboretum is one of the Southeast’s top teaching gardens, hosting over 46,000 plants of more than 6,000 different species in a living laboratory and outdoor classroom.

Listen to interview with Bobby Ward with NC State Extension Master Gardner, Harlod Johnson.

And check out WUNC's State of Things with Frank Stasio. Garden journalist Bobby Ward and exhibit librarian Molly Renda talk about Raulston’s life and their collaboration on the colorful exhibit on view through New Year's Eve at NC State's D. H. Hill Library Gallery.


Funding for “Plan – and Plant For a Better World” J. C. Raulston and The North Carolina State University Arboretum is generously supported by the Goodnight Educational Foundation Library Endowment for Special Collections and the Francis E. and Julie G. McVay Library Endowment for Archives and Manuscript Collections.

 

 
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Enjoy the final weeks of “Plan—and Plant For a Better World” J. C. Raulston and the North Carolina State University Arboretum. This exhibit celebrates the life and work of innovative horticulturist and teacher J. C. Raulston and his great legacy, the JC Raulston Arboretum. Through his inspired leadership and unique contributions to the University, countless nursery owners, landscape designers, and gardeners continue to benefit from his passion and labor. Documenting Raulston’s early life and his arrival at NC State in 1975, through his development of the arboretum and its dedication in 1980, to his untimely death in a car accident in 1996, the exhibit is a visual trove that draws upon Raulston’s rich archive of travel notebooks, lecture notes, ephemera, and correspondence, as well as a collection of over 88,000 color slides. A testament to Raulston’s enormous impact on the nursery industry, today’s 10-acre JC Raulston Arboretum is one of the Southeast’s top teaching gardens, hosting over 46,000 plants of more than 6,000 different species in a living laboratory and outdoor classroom.

Listen to interview with Bobby Ward with NC State Extension Master Gardner, Harlod Johnson.

And check out WUNC's State of Things with Frank Stasio. Garden journalist Bobby Ward and exhibit librarian Molly Renda talk about Raulston’s life and their collaboration on the colorful exhibit on view through New Year's Eve at NC State's D. H. Hill Library Gallery.


Funding for “Plan – and Plant For a Better World” J. C. Raulston and The North Carolina State University Arboretum is generously supported by the Goodnight Educational Foundation Library Endowment for Special Collections and the Francis E. and Julie G. McVay Library Endowment for Archives and Manuscript Collections.

 

 

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Molly Renda, Exhibit Program Librarian
919-513-8027

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The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open during normal library hours: /hours/hill/general