Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lectures

2000

Cecil Frost, North Carolina Plant Conservation Program
The Future of North Carolina’s Wildflowers in a Changing Landscape

2001

Larry Mellichamp, director, UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens
From the Green Swamp to the Green River: Native Wetland Plants Suitable for cultivation in North Carolina

2002

C. Colston Burrell, garden designer, writer, and photographer
The Use of Native Plants in the Landscape

2003

Chip Callaway, landscape architect
North Carolina Natives: Gardeners and Their Gardens

2004

Dick Bir, horticulturist and author
Horticulture and Conservation

2005

Naomi Pierce, Hessel Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Lepidoptera, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Ants, Plants, and Blue Butterflies

2006

Rick J. Lewandowski, director, Mt. Cuba Center
A Passion for Native Plant Gardening

2007

Barry Rice, The Nature Conservancy
Carnivorous Plants: An Insect’s Nightmare

2008

Ken Moore, NCBG assistant director, emeritus
Why We Garden: A Conversation

2009

Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow, natural history guide and writer
Transformation in Australian Wetland Landscapes: A Story of Exotic Invasive Species

2010

Philip Juras, artist and landscape architect
Forgotten Grasslands: Envisioning the Pre-settlement Piedmont

2011

Elizabeth Pringle, gardener and artist
Wildflowers Gone Wild!

2012

Tom Earnhardt, naturalist and writer
Wildflowers & Wild Places: Finding Mentors & Muses for the Next Generation

2013

Nancy Ross Hugo, gardener and writer
Seeing Trees

2014

Tim Spira, professor of botany, Clemson University
Wildflower Ecology: A Step Beyond Identification

2015

Alan Weakley, director, UNC Herbarium
Arborescent! An Appreciation of the Trees of the Southeastern United States

2016

Damon Waitt, director, North Carolina Botanical Garden
NCBG50: Past, Present and Future

2017

Lisa Wagner, director of education, emeritus, South Carolina Botanical Garden
Designing with Native Plants: A Naturalistic Approach

2018

John Harris, director, Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce University
In the Footsteps of Spring: Retracing Naturalists Edwin Way Teale and John K. Terres

2019

Dwayne Estes, executive director, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative
The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative: Charting a New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century

2020

Cancelled due to COVID-19