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.

Save the Date

NC State's first-ever Day of Giving is coming March 27, 2019. For 24 hours, we'll have special challenges, college-on-college competitions, and surprise guests—all in the name of supporting the Wolfpack.

Raulston Blooms

A Garden Festival for All Ages

Saturday, April 6
10:00 am–4:00 pm

What is it? Fun for the whole family! Learn, shop for your garden, get great ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats while supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum. We're rolling out the red carpet for members, home gardeners, families, and children by offering a day that's packed with garden and nature activities, shopping, and outdoor fun.

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Groovy Gardeners
Badge Workshop for Junior Girl Scouts
10:30 am




Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
2:00 pm




Gardening Basics: Using Science to Grow Better Plants
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
6:30 pm

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Birdhouse Competition

Imaginations Run Wild

Saturday, April 6
10:00 am–4:00 pm

It's that time of year again! The Birdhouse Competition returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum. Open to adults and children. If you love the natural world and unique garden art, get out your sketch pad, paints, and tool box. Creations range from barrels of laughs to studies in craftsmanship and beauty.

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