Since he was a teenager in Charlotte, Mac Franklin knew what his life’s work would be. He began landscaping during high school and continued the career while studying art, industrial art and design at Appalachian State University. After college, Franklin moved west to work for a landscape architect in San Francisco and a nursery in […]
Up to 200 roses of many varieties will be on display this weekend at the N.C. Arboretum.
This is the last week to donate to the Give!Local campaign! So far there have been over 290 donations made, with an average donation of $89. The largest donation so far has been for $2,100 and the campaign has made over $26,000 (as of Monday Dec. 21). Thanks to all those who have donated so […]
The Give!Local campaign nonprofits received nearly $10,000 in donations on the December 1 Big Give Day! Thanks to all those who have donated so far – your incentives will be arriving in January. There will be one more Big Give Day on Tuesday, Dec. 15, so if you wish to donate and be entered to […]
The 60-day Give!Local campaign is over halfway completed. We are excited to have over 130 donors, with the average donation being $57. The largest donation was $1020. There will be one more Big Give Day on December 15, so if you wish to donate and be entered to win some great prizes, it is a […]
The Give!Local campaign is moving into the fourth week, is progressing steadily forward and is headed towards the Dec. 1 Big Give Day. Thanks to all those who have donated so far! The campaign provides a fun, fast and easy way to give online from $10 to the $1,000’s. Donors can give to as many […]
The North Carolina Arboretum’s second annual Winter Lights holiday exhibit officially kicks off Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 2. Visitors can walk through a 3-acre tour of the arboretum’s nationally-known gardens dressed in uniquely-lit displays and landscapes.
Thank you to all the Give!Local donors! The 60-day campaign is into its third week! The campaign provides a fun, fast and easy way to give online from $10 to $1000s. Donors can give to as many of the 30 participating nonprofits as they like and pay with one easy credit transaction. Plus, there are incentives […]
This weekend offers crafts, comedy, theater and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-budget entertainment.
Hundreds of people immersed themselves in a tropical paradise this weekend at the Arboretum
When white folks arrived on these shores, American chestnuts were the dominant tree from Georgia to Maine; then in the early 1900s, an imported disease virtually wiped them out — an estimated 4 billion trees. Now, thanks to the American Chestnut Foundation—and its genetic improvement program—the trees are positioned to make a comeback. Here, ACF President Bryan Burhans and Natural Landscape Crew Leader Tony Morrison pose with one of the newly planted, blight-resistant young trees.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast, Green Scene reporter Susan Andrew discusses the Sustainable Shelter program at the NC Arboretum.
Art and arboretum go together: Through August 22, visitors to the N.C. Arboretum can enjoy the work of Tennessee artist Margaret Scanlan. Her exhibit, Balance and Beauty: A Visual Celebration of Rural Life features rich colors and the “quiet beauty of the pastoral rural landscape,” according to the Arboretum press release. For more details, see the full release.
On May 2 and 3, the American Rhododendron Society’s Southeastern Chapter will hold its annual show at the North Carolina Arboretum. The event features hundreds of blooms on display at the Education Center, including many favorite mountain plants.