Welcome

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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Year-end Giving

Are you looking for a great way to make your 2014 year-end, tax-deductible gift? Then please consider supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum–a beautiful public and research garden, serving the community for nearly 39 years. Please take a minute to read Interim Director Bryce Lane's, letter with 2014 highlights and what's coming up in 2015. It's generous friends like you who keep the JC Raulston Arboretum strong. Thanks so very much!

Events

Events

Dec.

December

2

Tuesday

1:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Bark and Branches"
Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections


Dec.

December

2

Tuesday

1:00 pm

Holiday Wreath Workshop
Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator


Dec.

December

2

Tuesday

4:00 pm

Holiday Wreath Workshop
Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator


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Perennial Border and the Necessary at sunrise

Top University Gardens

JC Raulston Arboretum has been listed in the top ten of the "50 Most Stunning University Gardens and Arboretums."

The Web site Best Masters Programs ranked the JC Raulston Arboretum No. 8 of the world's most beautiful university gardens. This ranking is based on factors such as aesthetics, research potential, recreational setting, and creativity. Other gardens that made the ranking in North Carolina include Sarah P. Duke Gardens (No. 4) and University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens at No. 26.