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Continuing Education


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Continuing Education Events & Lectures at the Garden


"Hardscapes in the Landscapes" conducted by Ben Holder with the Village of Clemmons

Location: Ballroom | Date: 7/16/2015 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Garden on Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:00 pm for our July Third Thursday Lecture, "Hardscapes in the Landscapes" conducted by Ben Holder with the Village of Clemmons.
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Downton Abbey-style Edwardian Tea

Location: To Be Determined | Date: 10/25/2015 | 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a Downton Abbey-style Edwardian Tea on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:00 in the afternoon.
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Upcoming Events


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Lectures & Events

Chip Callaway Lecture Series


Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden is proud to present The Chip Callaway Lecture Series. Our lecture series will enable us to bring in speakers of great renown from all across the country.  Coming in 2014-15 . . .  

  • 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

Great lectures we have enjoyed . . .

  • "Trials and Triumphs of a Southern Gardener" by Chip Callaway
  • 'Hamptons Gardens" by Jack deLashmet
  • "Arranging Flowers with Randy McManus"
  • Pearl Fryar, Internationally Renowned Topiary Artist
  • "Exciting New Tree and Shrub Introductions" by Dr. Michael Dirr
  • "An Evening with Lee Newlin:  Organic Cooking for Renewed Health"
  • "How Rooms and Gardens Evolve", by Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Internationally known interior Designer and Author
  • "Birds of the Piedmont: Attracting Birds to the Garden" by Ron Morris, Audubon Society
  • "Wild About Perennials", by Noel Kingsbury, British Author and Garden Designer 
  • "The Color of the Native Plant Palette" by Dr. Robert Lyons, Director, Longwood Garduate Program
  • "An Evening with Lee Newlin - Demonstrating and Sharing a Mediterranean Dinner"
  • A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello by Peter Hatch
  • A Romp Through the English Countryside and the Chelsea Flower Show by Chip Callaway
  • A brunch and Lecture with Douglas Thomas, owner of Twin Maples
  • "My Favorite 100 . . . Perennials I wouldn't Garden Without" by Tony Avent
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School & Youth Programs


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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