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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 . . .  

  • October 8, 2015 - "Nothing Could Be Finer" by Pam Beck, award-winning freelance garden writer photographer and popular lecturer
  • March 24, 2016 - "I Have Elephants in MY Garden so What's YOUR Problem?" by Marie Butler, Landscape Coordinator, Virginia Zoological Park
  • April 10, 2016 - "Tulips and Daffodils" by Brent Heath, garden writer, photographer, educator and owner of Brent and Becky's Bulbs in Gloucester, VA
  • May 14, 2016 - "Inspiring Gardens of the World" by John Elsley, a connoisseur of plants, traveler and photographer of gardens around the world

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
  • "Organic Cooking for Renewed Health" by Lee Newlin 
  • "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
  • "Demonstrating and Sharing a Mediterranean Dinner" by Lee Newlin
  • 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
  • "An Evening in Tuscany" by Lee Newlin
  • "Southern Style, A Modern Guide to Plants for the Southeast" by Mark Weathington
  • "Landscaping in Small Spaces:  Big Ideas for the 'Little' Garden" by Bryce Lane 
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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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