Southern Appalachian Plant Society

Vines, Scramblers and Climbers –Going Up Is Next Level Gardening!

Mark Weathington, Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum 

Thursday, February 16, at 7 p.m. 

Kingsport Center for Higher Education, 300 W. Market Street, Kingsport, TN 37660  

Plantsman, lecturer, and author Mark Weathington will show us why  vines are some of his favorite plants and why he likes to use them  throughout the landscape both growing on structures and climbing on  other plants. Mark will highlight some of his favorite vines that would  make a wonderful addition to any garden. 

As the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State  University, a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and  most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use  in the Southeast, Mark Weathington is passionate in his work to connect  people with plants. His career in public horticulture has also included the  Norfolk Botanical Garden where he served as Director of Horticulture  and the Atlanta Botanical Garden as a horticulturist. 

Mark travels extensively searching for new plants to diversify the Ameri can landscape. His explorations have taken him to China, Taiwan, Japan, Ecuador, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand, and throughout the US.  Mark writes for Fine Gardening, Horticulture and other national magazines and is the author of Gardening in the South, The Complete Home owner’s Guide.  For more, see his website: