Upcoming Events


Health Update

Buddy Dean

Buddy Dean had lung surgery on 2/4/2020. Kelly Dean reported that the surgery took 4.5 hours and they removed an entire nodule that was cancerous. In the process a rib was fractured. She thanks everyone for thoughts and prayers.

Buddy is recovering from surgery and is home now. He had chest tubes removed today with next appointment on 3/2.

March 14, 2020


Annual Tuber Sale


The location for the meeting has been changed due to a fire at the J&S Cafeteria. The new location is the Sagebrush Steakhouse at Canton just off I 40 at exit 31. Address: 1941 Champion Dr…Canton, NC…28716. If you’re traveling West you will be looking at it when you come down the exit ramp…traveling East come down the exit ramp, turn left and it’s on your left. Sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you there!
PS spread the word.


April 18, 2020

Tuber Preparation


We plan to start at 10 AM and hope to be finished and cleaned up by 2 PM.



The Bullington Center…95 Upper Red Oak Trail…Hendersonville, NC. 

Bring your own lunch and this is the MEMBERS ONLY sale where you can get first choice at a discounted price.


May 9, 2020

Annual Tuber Sale


We will open a 10 AM and will close at 2 PM.



Haywood County Cooperative Extension Building…589 Raccoon Rd. Waynesville, NC 28786.
There is no charge for parking.

Please tell anyone you know that has been going to the Arboretum about the change and we think you will like it. 

June  13, 2020

Dahlia Storage Building Clean-up


If we can start about 9 AM then hopefully we can be finished about lunch time.



We have scheduled a day for a much needed clean out and to do some minor work on the storage building. We have been needing to do this for quite some time. The building was recently moved and is located at A 1 Storage…18330 Great Smoky Mountains Expressway…Waynesville, NC…28786. This is on Hwy 74 and is .8 mile from exit 98 westbound.

July 11, 2020

Social & Garden Tour



We hope to have a social time and possibly a garden tour at a yet to be determined location. More will be announced at a later date.


August 8, 2020

Judges Training and show prep

Tme:  TBD



Meeting at Cashiers. We will post the address when more is known.

Note: you do not have to be a judge to attend and it is a good time to learn about staging and what to do at a show. Bring a bucket of blooms and we will have a mini show.


September 2020


9/17  We will meet at the show site at 1 PM and set up for the show. 
9/18  Staging beginning at 9 AM until 8 PM if needed.
9/19  Judging will begin at 9 AM and will open to the public when finished.
9/20 Open to the public at 10 AM and we will begin tear down and clean up at 3 PM.


Haywood Cooperative Extension Office Conference Room…589 Raccoon Road…Waynesville, NC 28786.


October 10, 2020

Business and Awards meeting

Time:  TBD



Yet to be determined location.


November 14, 2020

End of Year Fellowship and Dinner

Time:  TBD



New loction. Balsam Baptist Church…105 Heavenly Rd…Sylva, NC 28779. In the youth building. This is a short distance off the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway ( Hwy 74) and is easy to find.


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Click the button to open the Membership Form. Print it out. Fill it out, by circling your selections and entering your contact info. Mail it with a check to our membership contact, Ivor Mitchell (address is on the form) and then attend a meeting and introduce yourself to members of the board. Look forward to meeting you.

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