SP20 Weather for Gardeners

This event is no longer on sale.

Thursday March 19

9:30 AM  –  12:00 PM

Weather for Gardeners

Instructor: Tom Ross

Thursdays, March 19 and 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$58 Member | $68 Non-member

Limit: 24 students

BREG Elective - 4 Hours


Wide variations in elevation and geography create a number of micro climates across North and South Carolina. This class looks at the relationships between weather and gardening in the region. Topics include winter weather, frost and freeze dates, growing season lengths, floods, droughts and other weather factors that affect growing season here. Home weather stations useful in monitoring area weather conditions will also be discussed.

Tom Ross is a meteorologist who is retired from federal service. He was a senior forecaster at Accu-Weather, Inc., for nearly 10 years before starting work in 1985 with the National Climatic Data Center. He was involved in climate monitoring for several years, creating and updating a monthly popular “Climate Watch” series. He owns High Country Nursery, specializing in growing Japanese maples, conifers, roses and other fine landscape plants and trees in Fairview, N.C.


Arboretum Members: Please sign in above in the top right-hand corner before adding classes to your shopping cart. Your member discount will be applied on the checkout pageClick here for membership discount instructions. To become an Arboretum Member and receive discounts on all classes, go to our Membership page.