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The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes.

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Gala in the Garden

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Raulston Blooms! A Garden Festival for All Ages - April 5

JCRA Plant Sale - APril 4 and 5

14th Annual Birdhouse Competition - April 5

Summer Garden Camps

Children's Program

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Gala in the Garden
Celebrating North Carolina
May 4, 2014 (Sunday) – 3:30 PM–7:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Spring Bulbs"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
May 6, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–2:30 PM
May 6, 2014 (Tuesday) – 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Looking Back, Looking Forward"
Ted Bilderback, Director
May 8, 2014 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Children's Program
Garden Storytime
May 30, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Propagation Workshop
May 31, 2014 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Plantsmen's Tour
"Monocot Madness—Grasses, Lilies, and Elephant Ears"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections
June 3, 2014 (Tuesday) – 9:00 AM–10:30 AM
June 3, 2014 (Tuesday) – 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Visit our "Calendar of Events" for a complete event listing.

Announcements and What's New on the JCRA Web Site

Summer 2014 Internships

The Arboretum is excited to open applications for 2014 summer internships! The JCRA Internships will enrich the educational experiences of students and assist the Arboretum in its own educational mission. Read more about this program and how to apply.Current newsletter cover

Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Newsletter

Volume 17, Number 2 (Fall 2013) is now available on the Web site.


Membership gifts are the primary support for the JCRA's daily operations and vital for its success. Join or renew your membership online through a Web page hosted on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' College Advancement Web site. Join or renew online today!

Give the Gift of MembershipPlease help us expand our membership program by giving a special gift of membership. It is not only a gift that keeps on giving 12 months of the year, but it is your opportunity to introduce a friend or family member to the wonders of this magical garden space and to share your passion for the JC Raulston Arboretum.

American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program

AHS logoThe JCRA has joined the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program. This outstanding program confers to JCRA members benefits at other participating gardens around the country.  For more details, visit their Web site.

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