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Fall 2007 MAC Chapter Meeting

An Invitation To

“A Virginia Country Experience”

October 12-14, 2007

Ramada Inn
3436 Odd Fellows Road
Lynchburg, Virginia

Registration form
Map and directions
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Members and Friends,

Please join us for our Fall 2007 meeting in Lynchburg, Virginia.  We have not had the opportunity to meet in this area for quite a long time and are excited to be able to get re-acquainted with this Virginia Piedmont region on a prime fall color weekend.  The program will begin on Friday evening with our own always entertaining and informative Paul James followed by the Plants 4 Members Sale.  The gardens and nursery of several MAC members will be featured on the Saturday tour, along with lunch at the Bedford Welcome Center and a guided tour at the National D-Day Memorial.  Saturday evening will feature a “Ribs & Bibs”  buffet and we are very pleased to have Ed Collins from Henderson, North Carolina as our evening speaker.  The weekend will conclude on Sunday morning with a Maymont display garden planning session and a Species Study group meeting.  And, of course, the meeting will include the Fall Foliage Show to determine who will have the Best in Show bragging rights for the next year, the Book Sale to keep our bookshelves full, and the Plant Auction with intense bidding for the acquisition of choice plants for our gardens.  Information will be available for other area gardens for you to tour on your own as you travel towards home on Sunday.

Some details of the Saturday tour features include:

  • The Wroncy Garden, begun in 1991, is a mature garden featuring many unique trees and a large pond.
  • The Lockerman Garden, begun in 1977, is located on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.
  • The Duis Nursery, owned by long-time MAC members Fred and Charlotte Duis, was started by Fred’s father, a noted hybridizer and an original MAC chapter member.
  • The National D-Day Memorial is dedicated to the Allied Forces for the valor, fidelity, and sacrifices they showed on June 6, 1944, during the largest air, land, and sea military operations ever undertaken.

Wear your best jeans, bandannas, and boots to the “Ribs & Bibs” buffet on Saturday evening.  It is definitely a “No Tie – No Fancy Dress” evening with time to relax and visit after a busy day.

A detailed schedule of the weekend plans is enclosed along with the meeting registration form, hotel information, and Foliage Show Rules.  **Please note that you must make your hotel reservation directly with the Lynchburg Ramada Inn to receive the special $59 per night rate.**

Please make plans to join us on October 12-14, 2007, in Lynchburg, Virginia for “A Virginia Country Experience.”

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