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Continuing Education


Join our Garden staff and guest lecturers as they share their knowledge and learn how to garden like a pro.  Learn from our talented instructors as they teach classes on painting, photography, floral design, wreath making, stepping stones, troughs and other decor for you garden.

Upcoming Lunch and Learn:

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12:00 noon - "The Wild Orchids of North Carolina" by David McAdoo 

Lunch and Learn is FREE. Bring your lunch and the Garden will provide drinks.

Continuing Education Events & Lectures at the Garden


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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 2013-14 . . .  

  • February 13, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm - Chip Callaway, lecture series' namesake, leads us on a romp through the English Countryside, the Chelsea Flower Show (2013) and several of his latest gardens on this side of the pond; beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, lecture questions, social hour
  • March 13, 2014, 10:30 am-1:30 pm - Douglas Thomas, brunch and lecture with this owner of a 400 acre estate in Connecticut
  • May 17, 2014, 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Tony Avent, horticulturalist, plantsman and owner of Plants Delight Nursery; lecture, questions (Meet and Greet Tony Avent Friday, May 16, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres)

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


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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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