Welcome

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.

Moonlight in the Garden Photo

Moonlight in the Garden Returns this November!

November 10-12 and November 17-19

Don’t miss the only chance to see the garden after dark.
Limited Tickets Available
Tickets sell out in advance so get yours early!

Enjoy

  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Fire Pits & Marshmallows
  • Hot Cider
  • Magical Lighting displays

Check out the details including the food truck and band lineups.

Moonlight in the Garden Details

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.

More Information

Events

Oct.

4

Tue.

Plant-lover's Tour
"Early Fall Highlights"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician
1:00 pm

Oct.

5

Wed.

Lunch and Lit in the Garden, Grades 3-4
Growing in the Garden
12:00 pm

Oct.

5

Wed.

Gardening 101
"October Garden Tasks"
Mark Weathington
3:00 pm

View JCRA Calendar

Big News! the JC Raulston Arboretum is hiring for the position of Director of Horticulture. View the job posting.

Now Showing

Discover what's in flower at the Arboretum, plus other fantastic plant features that are not to be missed. Click on a thumbnail below to view an individual photograph gallery.

Now Showing

Showtimes

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.

Showtimes

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