The Western North Carolina chapter of the North Carolina Native Plant Society will host its annual native-plant symposium this Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Carolina Arboretum.
Featured speakers will include Patrick McMillan, curator of the Campbell Museum at Clemson University and host of South Carolina Public Television’s “Expeditions,” presenting on the rare plants and plant communities of the Blue Ridge escarpment, and Biltmore Farms horticulturist Amy Fahmy, on plant rescue and landscaping with natives.
The event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the arboretum’s education center. Admission is free, but there is a $6 parking fee.
— Kent Priestley, gardening editor