The deadline for making reservations is the Wednesday before the meeting. You will receive a confirmation of your reservation by email. The deadline for cancellations is the Thursday before the meeting by 9 pm.
Meetings are held at the NC State University Club at 4200 HIllsborough St, Raleigh, NC. 27606. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., the program starts at 11:00 a.m. with lunch served directly after the program, then we usually have a short business meeting and adjourn around 1:00 p.m.
Russ Stephenson will present a program on his great-aunt Isabelle Henderson’s talents as an artist and gardener. In 1937, she created a magical enclave of Colonial Revival dwellings and outbuildings combined with display and working gardens in the style of the 1930’s. Russ and his wife Ellen have embarked on a restoration according to the color photos and slides that Henderson produced in the 1950’s and 60’s. The over thirty years of physical records of her work at her Oberlin Road home is a treasury of early 20th century American garden design and architecture.
Russ graduated summa cum laude in Environmental Design in Architecture from NC State’s College of Design. In the 1980's Russ assisted with the property's National Register of Historic Places Nomination. During those years, Russ also studied horticulture and landscape design under JC Raulston. The last 12 years, Russ has served on the Raleigh City Council, where he brings his architectural and urban design training to the challenges of a growing city.
Luncheon Menu:Fresh Fruit Salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mustard Cream Sauce, Rice Pilaf, Fresh Steamed Broccoli, rolls, tea, coffee, and member-supplied dessert. Vegetarian and Gluten Free lunches also available.
Raleigh Garden Club
Raleigh Garden Club
The Raleigh Garden Club, Inc. is a non-profit philanthropic and educational organization founded in 1925. Our objectives are to:
Study the art of gardening in all its aspects
Aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources
Assist in educating youth through programs and scholarships
Promote the maintenance of gardens and arboretums
Our general meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month in Raleigh, NC at the NC State University Club. We welcome guests and new members from the greater Raleigh area including Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. View our calendar for monthly programs.
Join us and enjoy the benefits of membership:
Develop friendships with other gardeners and share your experiences at our monthly meetings and social events
Expand your knowledge of landscape design, flower arranging, environmental study, flower shows, and basic horticulture
Help others by volunteering to maintain gardens, decorate for holidays, or create projects with children
Save money on plants at our special plant sale preview
Win plants, books, and garden-related items at our monthly door-prize drawings.
Enjoy fascinating programs, good company, and tasty food at our monthly lunch meetings.