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.

Winter Symposium

"Creating a Successful Home Landscape: Where Ecology and Aesthetics Meet"
Featuring Brie Arthur, Bobbie Schwartz, and Anne Spafford

Saturday, February 17 – 8:00 am–12:00 pm

The seventh annual Winter Symposium focuses on integrating creative function into the home landscape in a way that is both beautiful and ecologically responsible. The schedule this year features three prominent professional landscape designers and home gardeners who lend their varied backgrounds and specialties to provide fresh vision for home landscapes.


Garden Internships

The JC Raulston Arboretum is accepting applications for horticulture internships for 2018. Interns will receive valuable experience in public horticulture, plant identification, plant records, gardening, propagation, and much more at one of the nation’s premiere plant collections.






9:00 am

Propagation Workshop
Tim Alderton, Research Technician, and Christopher Todd Glenn, Programs and Education Coordinator








6:30 pm

Botany for Gardeners
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

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Summer Camps

The JC Raulston Arboretum is excited to present its fifth season of Summer Camps! Campers grow their curiosity for everyday science and plant the seeds for a lifelong interest in nature through mysteries, exploration, cooking, and the arts.  Week long camps are available for preschool through rising 8th graders. Themes include a Mixed-Up Gardener and a trail of wacky mistakes; a garden inspired art show for families to visit; and, campers turned chefs who cook up recipes with vegetables they can grow. Make sure to register early so your family can be part of our camp family! 

Member registration begins on January 29. Nonmember registration begins February 12.