The day many of you have been anticipating for a whole year is nearly upon us—it’s almost time for the long-awaited Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution. This is the JCRA’s one-of-a-kind program where we freely give away thousands of choice and rare plants in a matter of minutes. This year there’s over 2,500+ plants in the giveaway. Check back soon for a plant availability list.
Participation in the Annual Plant Distribution is limited to members only, so join or renew today and join in the fun on the first Saturday in October. Memberships begin at $50.00. In addition to admission to the giveaway, members enjoy free and reduced cost programs, plant sale discount, reciprocal admission to many other gardens, and many other great benfits.
An engraved brick is a wonderful idea for birthdays, anniversaries, holiday gifts, memorials, or honoraria. What a great way to honor or remember a special family member, friend, colleagues, or even a beloved pet, while supporting the JCRA's Endowment for Excellence.
Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Conifers in the Landscape—Thank You Dr. Raulston"
Tom Cox, Cox Arboretum
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.