JCRA Winter Symposium

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry—Chocolate, Tequila, and the Intersection of Plants and People”

  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 9:00 am12:00 pm – online

35th Guilford Horticultural Symposium

“All You Need to Know”
Saturday, March 6, 2021 TBD,  Kernersville, NC
8:30am- 3:30 pm

33st Davidson Horticultural Symposium

Tuesday, March 1 , 2022, 8am-4:30pm.  Held at Davidson College, Davidson, NC.

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Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
meet at JC Raulston Arboretum; 3rd Saturday, September – May

Gardening in the South

Saturday, Feb 6, 2021; 9am-12noon, Online

JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, NC

Lasting Impressions  Spring Open Garden and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9am – 1pm,

4904 Hermitage Dr., Raleigh, NC,
Lasting Impressions’  Welcome to Spring!   There will be a great selection of plants for your woodland and sunny gardens!

Lasting Impressions’ Hypertufa Workshops

Build your own hypertufa Trough! Stone-like, excellent drainage, that Old World look!
Saturday, April 10, 2021;  9-12 noon,   Raleigh, NC;

Saturday, May 15, 2021; 9-12 noon, Raleigh, NC

Saturday, June 5, 2021; 9am-12 noon, Raleigh, NC;

Saturday, August 14, 2021; 9am-12 noon, Raleigh, NC

Make a hypertufa trough to add a distinctive planter to your garden or patio.  This lightweight, winter sturdy, cement based mixture will create a trough to last  for many years in your garden.  In the workshop you will mix the ingredients, hand build your trough, learn to remove the mold, and create a textured surface on the finished trough. Cost is $90. Please contact us for more details and to set up additional times for workshops at

Lasting Impressions’ Concrete Leaf Workshop

Saturday, June 5, 2021; 1pm-3pm, Raleigh, NC

Saturday, August 14, 2021; 1pm – 3pm, Raleigh, NC

Using a real leaf from the garden you will create a mold on which you construct your leaf.  The concrete leaf will have every vein and character of the real leaf.  Cost is $80.00. Please contact us for more details and to set up additional times for workshops at

Lasting Impressions’ Hypertufa Birdbath Workshop

Saturday, April 10, 2021;  1pm-3pm, Raleigh, NC;

Saturday, May 15, 2021; 1pm-3pm, Raleigh, NC

A new workshop for you to create a handsome birdbath to use on the ground or on a stand in your garden. Cost is $75.  Please contact us for more details at

Southeastern Plant Symposium and Rare Plant Auction

June 11-12, 2021, Raleigh, NC; Hosted by Juniper Level Botanic Garden and JC Raulston Arboretum.

North American Rock Garden Society National Meeting


 American Conifer Society National  Meeting,

Lasting Impressions’ 14th Annual Open Garden, Art Show & Plant Sale
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9am – 4pm

Join us for a Fall Open Garden filled with local artisans showing pottery, jewelry, metal garden art, birdhouses, baskets, hypertufa troughs, concrete leaves, and more!

Lasting Impressions, Raleigh, NC