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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

Children's Program
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
April 12, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
April 13, 2014 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
April 14, 2014 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 15, 2014 (Tuesday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 16, 2014 (Wednesday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 17, 2014 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 18, 2014 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 19, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
April 20, 2014 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
April 21, 2014 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture/Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"The Horticultural Legacy of John L. Creech"
Leah Chester-Davis, Extension Communication Specialist, NC State University
April 19, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Children's Program
Homeschool Day
Celebrate Earth Day
April 22, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

The Arboretum offers many events throughout the year including Friends of the Arboretum Lectures, workshops, Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution, tours, and other horticultural events. To learn more about our upcoming offerings in addition to other horticultural events, please view our 2014 Calendar of Events.

An archive of past events is also available.

Garden Journeys – Trips!

Garden Journeys are offered by the JC Raulston Arboretum to many interesting botanical gardens and arboreta, nurseries, and national sites of interest. Join our exciting upcoming trips and explore our past horticultural travels.


American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program

AHS logoThe JCRA participates in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program. This outstanding program confers JCRA members benefits at other participating gardens. Benefits include free admission or parking, gift shop discounts, free or discounted educational programs, etc. Please visit their Web site for more details.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Sara P. Duke Gardens logoThe JC Raulston Arboretum has a reciprocating agreement for educational programs with the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina. Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members can attend Duke Gardens educational programs at their member rates. Friend of Duke Gardens members can attend JCRA educational programs at our member rates. Please indicate your membership status during registration, and it will be honored. For a complete list of the educational programs offered at Duke Gardens, please visit their Web site.

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