Preorder Plant Sale
Welcome to the second annual Friends only preorder plant sale at the JC Raulston Arboretum. We are often asked where we get our new and unusual plants and the answer of course is from a variety of sources, most not available to homeowners. We want to offer you, our members, a chance to purchase some of these outstanding plants for your own gardens as a way to thank you for your support. A few of these plants are already growing here at the JCRA but most are new to us as well and this is your chance to get these plants at the same time as the Arboretum.
Friends of the Arboretum Members
Since this is a members only preorder sale, members are welcome to order as many or as few of each plant as they would like. Members were sent a link via e-mail on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, to place their orders. If you missed the e-mail, please contact a JCRA staff member.
Nonmembers may become a member to participate in this plant sale and in our many other programs. New and newly renewed members will receive a link via e-mail to place their online order.
Payment and Pickup
Payments (credit card or check) must be made at the time of ordering. Sales will end on Monday, September 17 at 12:00 PM. Plants will be available for pick-up on:
- Wednesday, October 3 (8:00 AM–4:00 PM)
- Thursday, October 4 (8:00 AM–4:00 PM)
- Friday, October 5 (8:00 AM–4:00 PM)
- Saturday, October 6 immediately following the annual Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution (≈9:30 AM–10:00 AM)
- No alternate dates and times are available.
This is a preorder plant sale only. There will be no on-site sale. The opportunity to purchase these plants is a membership benefit. Please do not forward this information, except by way of encouraging friends and family to become Friends of the Arboretum themselves.
In these times of shrinking budgets, the JCRA needs your support more than ever. We thank our Friends for all you do and hope you find something exciting for your garden.
Proceeds from the plant sale support the JC Raulston Arboretum's General Fund within the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit public charity that supports academics, research, and Extension at or through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (CALS).