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Chip Callaway


Chip Callaway has given much of his time and creative talent to Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden from its inception; and, we want to honor this extraordinary man for his generosity and commitment to the Garden and the horticultural world as a whole.

Chip is the President and CEO of Callaway Associates, which performs garden restorations, and landscape designs. He is a Master of Landscape Architecture who has been involved with historic garden restorations all over the East Coast.

Callaway is also involved with symposiums, has sat on numerous garden boards, and has been featured in magazines such as Southern Living and the Washington Post.

2014-2015 Chip Callaway Lecture Series . . .

    •September 18, 2014, 600 pm-8:00 pm - "An Evening in Tuscany" a cooking demonstration and lecture followed by dinner by Lee Newlin, a culinary educator from Peaceful River Farm in Chapel Hill
    •October 16, 2014, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm - A Lecture and Topiary Demonstration by Pearl Fryar, a self-taught topiary sculptor who "tames trees" by his unique techniques
    •February 26, 2015, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm - "Inspiring Gardens of the World" by John Elsley, a connoisseur of plants, traveler and photographer of gardens around the world
    •March 16, 2015, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm - "Southern Style, A Modern Guide to Plants for the Southeast" by Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections for the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
    •May 16, 2015, 10:00 am-12:00 pm - "Landscaping in Small Spaces: Big Ideas for the 'Little' Garden" by Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality (In the Garden with Bryce Lane) and retired horticulture teacher at NC State University

Please help us thank our 2013-14 Chip Callaway Lecture Sponsors

Callaway and Associates Piedmont Carolina Nursery Parks Chevrolet

Chip Callaway Lecture Series


2014-2015 Chip Callaway Lecture Series

Location: Ballroom | Date: 8/15/2014

Five exciting lectures are coming this season:
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"An Evening in Tuscany" by Lee Newlin

Location: Ballroom | Date: 9/18/2014 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us at the Garden on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm for "An Evening in Tuscany", a cooking demonstration and dinner by Lee Newlin, a culinary educator from Peaceful River Farm in Chapel Hill.
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Lecture and Topiary Demonstration by Pearl Fryar

Location: Ballroom | Date: 10/16/2014 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us at the Garden on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm for a lecture and topiary demonstration by Pearl Fryar, a self-taught topiary sculptor
Full Details & Registration
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The Garden offers a variety of school and youth programs throughout the year. We also offer our Young Naturalist Club after school during the fall and spring as well as a field trip program that meets the North Carolina curriculum science requirements.

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