Gardening in the South: Confessions of a Lazy Gardener Gardening is easy – don’t let the experts tell you otherwise! On Tuesday, October 3, join Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, as he shares shortcuts and techniques to take some of the work out of gardening, keeping it an enjoyable pastime instead of a chore. Mark has traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape while sharing his passion of connecting plants to people. He writes for Fine Gardening, Horticulture and other national magazines and is the author of Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide, copies of which will be available for purchase in the Hills & Dales Gift Shop. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm, followed by the presentation and book signing at 7pm. $15 per person. Free admission for estate members. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling (706) 882-3242 or emailing email@example.com.