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.

Raulston Blooms!

Raulston Blooms!

A Garden Festival for All Ages

Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 AM–4:00 PM

What is it? Fun for the whole family! Learn, shop for your garden, get great ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats at Raulston Blooms! We 're rolling out the red carpet for members, home gardeners, families, and children by offering a day that's packed with garden and nature activities, shopping, and outdoor fun.

Plus

The JCRA Plant Sale. Members save 10%.

The 15th Annual Birdhouse Competition featuring unusual birdhouse creations by area friends and artists.

Raulston Blooms! Raulston Blooms! Raulston Blooms!
2014 Summer Interns

Garden Internships 2015

The JC Raulston Arboretum is excited to open applications for 2015 summer internships! The JCRA internships will enrich the educational experiences of students and assist the Arboretum in its own educational mission. The internships are funded as part-time learning experiences. Internships will be enriched with training on gardening topics including plant ID and nomenclature, interlaced with the physical aspects of garden management. A wide variety of activities including planting, pruning, plant propagation, mulching, edging, weeding, deadheading annual flowers, data collection in the Color Trials and other plant collections maintenance practices will be part of each intern's assignments. Interns will work with JCRA staff members during their internship to provide an opportunity to understand key roles and responsibilities for operation of the Arboretum. Interns will also work with volunteers and our Master Plan design group. Interns will be expected to work as part of the JCRA team but also need to be capable of working independently.

Events

Events

Mar.

March

30

Monday

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Family Fun Event
Fourth Annual Spring Egg Hunt


Mar.

March

31

Tuesday

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Family Fun Event
Fourth Annual Spring Egg Hunt


Mar.

March

31

Tuesday

6:30 pm

Botanical Illustration Class
Naturally Creative! Spring Series
Preston Montague


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An Evening with the Explorers

Bloomin' Bucks

Support the JCRA through Your Brent and Becky's Bulbs Order

Bloomin' Bucks with Brent and Becky's Bulbs is a fundraising program designed to earn the JC Raulston Arboretum and other select nonprofit organizations cash for every order received through the Brent and Becky's Bulbs Web site. When placing your order with Brent and Becky's Bulbs, be sure to select the JC Raulston Arboretum as your choice to support. Orders for summer items will qualify for Bloomin' Bucks from mid-January through mid-May. Fall planted items will qualify for Bloomin' Bucks from mid-March through mid-November.

Be sure to visit the JCRA often this spring and summer to see the 10,000+ bulbs we received from Brent and Becky's this year in full flower.