NCBG Timeline


1992

The Paul Green cabin is officially presented to UNC by the Botanical Garden Foundation. Dedication of the Paul Green cabin with music, readings, and tributes to Paul Green.

The Garden opens for full days, 8am-5pm, on weekends.

The Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. membership benefits are increased.

“Plants in Danger,” a 1993 pocket calendar, is for sale in the Garden's sale area. It features 12 drawings of endangered or threatened plants by Ippy Patterson and a text by Rob Sutter. Price: $13.75

The Totten Center gets a new roof, new carpets and an interior paint job.

Conservation Project: The Mason Farm Biological Reserve, final report in 5 parts, is prepared. Within the Report, is a section that addresses the future usefulness of Mason Farm for biological research and teaching if a highway (the Laurel Hill Parkway) were to bisect the area as proposed in the 1983 Thoroughfare Plan. Recommendations include leadership intervention by the Department of Biology, the College of Arts and Sciences, the UNC Chancellor and the UNC Trustees to take action both with the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the NC Dept of Transportation, and to designate boundaries for the Mason Farm Biological Reserve under the jurisdiction of the Administrative Board of the NCBG. (The Town of Chapel Hill requested that the NC DOT remove the road from the Thoroughfare Plan; the DOT requested that the Town propose an alternative traffic plan. UNC offered to delete the Laurel Hill Parkway from its plan as soon as the DOT deleted the road from the regional thoroughfare plan). I don't know how it all worked out --LK). See the Report for more details – and there are many having to do with the MFBR.

A grant from the Institute of Museum Services Conservation Project Program is received for a botanical survey of Nature Trails, Stillhouse Bottom, and Coker Pinetum.

Two sculptures of St. Fiacre, the patron saint of gardeners, are given to the BGF. One was designed by Becky Gray and cast by her husband Richard Kennedy from Texas green marble and North Carolina olivine, and the second is a relief image constructed of wood, created by Anders Lunde, that was exhibited in the 1990 Sculpture in the Garden show. (The Gray/Kennedy sculpture is installed at the foot of the Totten Center's right-side planting wall. The Lunde sculpture is mounted on the siding to the right side of the Totten Center.)

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