The Horticulture Group was formed to increase members' knowledge and enjoyment of growing and using plants in the landscape and home. Programs of the Horticulture Study Group are educational to give more in-depth knowledge of various horticulture topics and to have fun sharing our common interest in plants.

  Horticulture Group leader Cyndy Cromwell at the Chrysanthemum Festival at Duke Gardens

Horticulture Group leader Cyndy Cromwell at the Chrysanthemum Festival at Duke Gardens

This past year, the Horticulture Group sponsors the October general meeting, when the inspiring Brie Gluvna Arthur spoke about her book, The Foodscaping Revolution with a follow up activity where members made there own edible winter veggie containers. Other programs for the year included potting plants for the spring plant sale, making troughs out of styrofoam fish boxes,  hosting a Master Gardener pruning demonstration, and a walk through the JCRA Winter Garden. In April we visited  two outstanding plantsmen, one who specializes in succulents and the other in hostas. Our final activity of the year will be tours of three  outstanding member gardens.

For more information about these programs, contact the Horticulture Group Chair

Remaining Programs for the 2017-2018 RGC year

May 20:  We will tour some outstanding member gardens.  Details (specific times and addresses) can be found (by members only) here. Rain date is May 21.

2017/2018 Activities

In October,members of the Horticulture Group made Container Gardens combining flowers with winter vegetables for beautiful yet functional decorations. In November, we made light weight Tufa-like planting troughs.

2016/2017 Activities

Last year members of the Horticulture Group  gardened together at a container workshop, then at members' homes for pot-up parties. We visited the Chrysanthemum Festival at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, toured the  JC Raulston Arboretum with a young professional and visited the nursery of a seasoned plantsman. We finished the year with tours of 4 private gardens.