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Ahead of the Curve: New, Rare, and Unusual Plants | Virtual class

June 17, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Just like fashion styles and popular trends, there always seems to be new plants on the market, and it can be difficult to keep up with all of them! How can you know which plants will be short-lived trends and which ones deserve a permanent place in your garden?

In this virtual class, your instructor, Mark Weathington, will talk about some of the best new plants out there, along with a few plants that are worth reconsidering. These plants are new, rare, and unusual, and they will certainly help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home gardens and landscapes! Grab a pen and some paper, and get ready to add some new “show stoppers” to your dream plant list.

About the Virtual Classroom: This class will take place in the comfort of your home via Zoom Webinar. Zoom Webinar has no additional cost and is very easy to use. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Prior to the class, you will receive an email going over what to expect from a virtual class using Zoom Webinar. You will have everything you need to feel comfortable prior to the class beginning!


Members: $35/person
Non-Members: $60/person

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About Mark Weathington:

Mark Weathington is the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, where he is passionate in his work to connect people with plants. His career in public horticulture has also included serving as the Director of Horticulture at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and as a horticulturalist at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Mark has recently completed his book Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner's Guide, published by Timber Press, and he also writes a column for the Raleigh-based News & Observer newspaper. He has previously been published in Horticulture, Carolina Gardener, American Nurseryman, VA Gardener, and HortScience magazines, as well as The Mid-Atlantic Gardener’s Book of Lists.

Mark travels extensively, searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape and lecturing on a variety of topics in horticulture. His explorations and speaking engagements have taken him to China, Taiwan, Japan, Ecuador, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand, and throughout the U.S. He lives and gardens in the shade in Raleigh, NC, with his wife and two children.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447