NCBG Timeline


Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers by Garden Curator Harry Phillips and other Garden staff with illustrations by Dot Wilbur-Brooks is published by the UNC Press. The first hardcover edition sells out followed quickly by a second printing.

By UNC Trustee action, the large Mason Farm area south of Morgan Creek, not previously set aside for NCBG use, is included in the Mason Farm Biological Reserve.

The wildflower sale is revived and held for 3 hours, sponsored by Propagation volunteers.

The C. Ritchie Bell Conservation Internship is established.

BGF membership dues increase by $5 per membership category.

Garden hours extend until 8pm on Thursdays and Sundays during the summer months.

The NCBG Herb Volunteer cookbook, A Taste for Herbs: Basil to Woodruff, becomes available for sale in the Totten Center or by mail. Recipes were contributed by Herb volunteers and NCBG members. Proceeds support Herb Garden projects such as the medicinal and native American gardens.

The Botanical Garden Foundation with the help of the UNC Development Office holds a Phonathon to solicit new Foundation members. Of 5000 listed, about half were contacted and 442 or 18% pledged a total of $17,146.

An IBM PCXT arrives to modernize plant record keeping, bookkeeping, and word processing.

A seed cleaning machine is purchased with funding from the Institute of Museum Services.

The Garden Intern Program is begun with funding from the Conservation Project program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and will be funded in future years by the Botanical Garden Foundation.

A major article, The North Carolina Botanical Garden, by Charlotte A. Jones-Roe appears in the Bulletin of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, v.19, No. 4, October 1985.

A one-scale re-creation of an ati is constructed in the Herb Garden by Eagle Scouts with guidance and supervision from John Blackfeather Jeffries of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation.

ID: 42
Modified by: Waitt
Last Update: 2017-03-12
Publish: 1

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