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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Post Modern Patterns

Explore "Post-Modern Patterns," at the Arboretum today. Under the guidance of the JCRA Volunteer Ephemeral Art Committee, these hand painted works are scattered throughout the garden. Discover their unique interpretations of alebrijes, fantastical creatures from Mexico, and be inspired by their creativity in our outdoor space.

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Horticulture Hour
JCRA Horticulture Staff
3:00 pm







Holiday Wreath Workshop
Full—Waitlist Started
1:00 pm

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Holiday Wreath Sale

Set the mood for this holiday season with a beautiful JC Raulston Arboretum fresh wreath! These wreaths are made right here at the Arboretum and are perfect as a standalone decoration or as the finishing touch to match your holiday décor.

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Plant Sale Buggy

Check out the Arboretum's Plant Sale Buggy when you visit. Located outside the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center, it’s a great spot to find choice and unusual plants for your garden. New plants are added throughout the week, and payments can be made using cash (no change available), checks, or credit cards.

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Showtimes is your ticket to what's in flower at the JC Raulston Arboretum where there's always something in flower. Showtimes features a listing of every plant photographed this month (and other months, too) with a random set of photographs from our photograph collection.


The participation and engagement of our community partners is essential for the JCRA to fulfill its horticultural and educational mission. We thank these supporters.