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Plant giveaway and lecture Oct. 11 at Hurley Park

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Submitted photo Holly berries and bare branches make a statement in the winter garden.

The first day of fall has arrived and you know what that means. No, it definitely doesn’t mean we will automatically have cooler weather. It means that Hurley Park’s annual Fall Lecture and Plant Giveaway is soon.

This year’s lecture will be one for the record books as we will have a special speaker from the Mariana H. Quebin Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at High Point University, Curator Jon Roethling.

Roethling has been the curator at High Point University for eight years. He provides lectures and tours of the gardens throughout the year. He is also instrumental in maintaining the GIS system to map the plant collections.

For this year’s topic, Roethling will present “Waking up Winter: Berries, Bark and Blooms to Shake the Winter Doldrums.” The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at One Water St., Salisbury.

This will be an excellent event for gardeners and nature enthusiasts. Roethling will help answer  the question of how to get natural beauty and interest even in the winter months. Following the lecture, we will have a Q&A session and the plant giveaway.

For more information on Hurley Park, please visit: https://salisburync.gov/Government/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/Hurley-Park, like us on Facebook and Instagram @HurleyParkSalisbury, or call us at 704-638-4459.

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