NCBG Timeline


2002

The first annual “Magic in the Garden” is held, organized to draw children and families to the Garden, establishing a Garden tradition.

Baptisia “Carolina Moonlight,” is a new hybrid wild indigo selected at the NCBG by Curator of Native Plants the late Rob Gardner who earlier selected and introduced Baptisia “Purple Smoke.” It is released in collaboration with Niche Gardens, Plant Delights Nursery and Shady Oak Nursery.

The Herbarium receives 30 boxes of between 5000-10,000 southeastern U.S. specimens, dating from the 1850s to the 1990s from Dartmouth College, which is downsizing its herbarium collection.

Dr. Alan S. Weakley becomes curator of the UNC Herbarium.

Ken Moore, NCBG Assistant Director, receives the 2002 UNC Chancellor's Award, recognized as the Garden's ambassador in the areas of Outstanding State Government Service and Public Service during the past 31 years. (Ken retires in 2003).

The driest one- year period (July 2001-June 2002) in 108 years.

An historic early winter ice storm wreaks havoc in the Coker Arboretum, downs trees on the nature trails near Laurel Hill Road, and at Mason Farm. The Totten Center is without electricity for 6 days. The Holiday Party takes place as usual, illuminated by candlelight.

A new irrigation system is installed in the Coker Arboretum to minimize damage to root systems of established plants.

Volunteers assist with translation of several Garden brochures and information signs in Spanish.

“Look Who's Coming to Dinner”, by sculptor Harold Quidley, is commissioned by friends and Garden colleagues of Rob Gardner to swirl over the Sarracenias that Rob bred and cultivated for more than 27 years.

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