If you missed a lecture or tour, or would like to view one again, you can watch them online from the comfort of your home at any time.

Friends of the Arboretum Lectures

Learn from noted horticulturists and top industry professionals in our popular Friends of the Arboretum Lectures. From new plant introductions, green industry trends, and exotic exploration trips in search of new plants, we cover a variety of timely, cutting edge topics that appeal to both home and professional gardeners. Experience them in person at the JCRA or online.

"Magnolias for the Southeast: My Passport to the World"

Cheryl Kearns, JCRA Board of Advisors and Magnolia Society International Member

Additional FOA Lecture videos are available.

Plantsmen's Tours

Tour the garden with Mark Weathington, assistant director and curator of collections. Based on seasonal themes, these Arboretum walks are a great way to learn about gardening in North Carolina and the Southeast. Join us monthly or follow along online.

"Stop and Smell the Roses—Evergreen Roses"

Mark Weathington, Director

Additional Plantsmen's Tour videos are available.

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lectures

The Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, in cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum, holds their chapter meetings at the JCRA. Like the JCRA's FOA Lectures, their lectures feature noted horticulturists and top industry professionals. Enjoy the lectures in person at the JCRA or online.

"Wildflowers of the Croatan National Forest"

Tim Alderton, JC Raulston Arboretum

Additional NARGS Lecture videos are available.