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NC High School Landscape Competition

February 28, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:15 am, repeating until February 29, 2020

North Carolina High School Landscape Competition

Thank you for your interest in the first-ever North Carolina High School Landscape Competition! This is going to be a great event to showcase our industry and promote careers for students.

There will be approximately 50 high school students and 100 college students eager to learn how to earn green-collar status.  We expect about 30 educators and 50 industry professionals. Liability waivers will be signed by every participant. T-shirts with the event logo on the front and educational and industry participants on the back will be distributed to all.

Sponsors, we invite you to bring two representatives from your company/institution to join us for dinner and an industry panel discussion on Friday evening beginning at 5:30 pm. This event will take place at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Please RSVP for this event by the date above. We would also like for you to join us on Saturday.


Friday, February 28th

  • 5:30 p.m. — Arrive at JC Raulston Arboretum (Parking on Beryl Rd. in front of JC Raulston Arboretum)
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. — Dinner at Horticulture Field Lab and Ruby McSwain Education Center
  • 6:50-7:00 p.m. — Competition Safety Briefing
  • 7:00-8:30 p.m. — Panel Discussion- John Janes (CAT), Roger Phelps (Stihl), Walt Rose (Husqvarna), Brian Dominick (BLC Inc.), Liz Riley (Alamance CC), Andrew Bray (NALP), Leslie Herndon (Greenscape)

Saturday, February 29th

  • 7:15 a.m. – Arrive at Horticulture Field Lab
  • 7:30-8:45 a.m. — Workshop Session A
  • 9:00-10:15 a.m. — Workshop Session B
  • 10:30-11:45 a.m. — Workshop Session C
  • 11:45 a.m-1:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. — Annual & Perennial ID 1, Woody ID 1, Irrigation Assembly
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. — Annual & Perennial ID 2, Woody ID 2, Irrigation Assembly (contin.)
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m. — Plant Problem Diagnosis, Landscape Lighting (until 5:45 p.m.)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Event wrap-up

Workshops offered (repeat sessions)

  • Arboriculture Techniques
  • Irrigation
  • Stihl Equipment Operation (all high school students will attend at least one session)
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Landscape Maintenance Robotics
  • Truck & Trailer Operation
  • Woody Plant ID
  • Skid Steer

Sign-up events between 1:15–5:00 p.m.

  • Arboriculture
  • Skid Steer
  • Truck and Trailer
  • Landscape Maintenance Operations
  • STIHL Small Engine Event Orientation

Event Sites

Map of events at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Horticulture Field Lab.NCHSLC lab event sites

  1. (Friday Evening) Dinner and Panel Discussion.
    (Sat.) – Robotics Workshop Registration— Friday & Saturday
  2. Arboriculture
  3. Skid Steer Loader
  4. Irrigation
  5. Landscape Maintenance Oper.
  6. Stihl Equipment Oper.
  7. Woody Plant ID
  8. Annual and Perennial ID
  9. Truck and Trailer
  10. Plant Problem Diag.
  11. Landscape Lighting


Directions to NCHSLC parking directions

Schools and Colleges – (red arrow on map)
From Blue Ridge Rd., travel east to 4415 Beryl Rd. Raleigh, NC 27695
Park along Beryl road only (no parking in business or JC Raulston Arboretum lots) for Friday and Saturday events.

Industry Partners – (orange arrow on map)
From Blue Ridge Rd., take Hutton St., turn right onto Ligon St. to 3217 Ligon St. Raleigh, NC 27695
Parking available adjacent to industry events.



Lee Ivy
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