Spend the morning in the Jesse P. Perry Arboretum with Jesse P. Perry. Created by the now retired museum educator Jesse Perry, the arboretum features breeding pairs of nearly every tree species native to North Carolina, from the mountains to the sea. Some species, such as Bald Cypress, oaks, and hickories, are fairly well known, while others, such as Water Tupelo, Pumpkin Ash, and Parsley-leaf Hawthorn, are less familiar. It is remarkable to see how the arboretum has grown from a barren pasture in a little over 10 years.
Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form and Health Form with payment. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to trip start date. Trips failing to reach the minimum registration numbers by the deadline date may be canceled. Please call to check on trip status if interested in registering after the deadline.
For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.