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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.

Help Us Put the JC Raulston Arboretum in the Spotlight

JCRA's Moonlight in the Garden event opened our eyes to the growth potential of having events after dark. We invite you to join our year-end initiatives to bring permanent landscape lighting and improvements to one of the South's great gardens.

Landscape lighting is an investment in the Arboretum's future—and the future of gardening. We've created a list of improvements that will help attract more rental opportunities to our gardens and to the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center. Please consider helping us make them a reality.

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Events

Jan.

January

19

Thursday

9:00 am

Track Out Camp
Winter in the Garden


Jan.

January

19

Thursday

2:00 pm

Photography Walk
"Black and White Photography"
Susan Bailey, Susan Bailey Photography


Jan.

January

19

Thursday

6:00 pm

Wake County 4-H
Wake County 4-H Junior Master Gardeners Club


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Winter Symposium

"Garden Divas"
Saturday, February 18, 2017

From Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West to Rosemary Verey and our own Elizabeth Lawrence, women have been among the brightest stars in the horticultural world. Continuing in that tradition, our divas, Pam Beck, Stephanie Cohen, and Carol Reese, with dirty fingernails carry on that legacy.

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