The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed botanic garden located in Raleigh, North Carolina with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the southeast United States. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes. Open to the public every day of the year. Free admittance.

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Post Modern Patterns

Explore "Post-Modern Patterns," at the JC Raulston Arboretum before they disappear! These hand painted works are scattered throughout the garden. The exhibition will end in early January 2024.

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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photo of Magnolia Serendipty at the JC Raulston Arboretum








Midweek with Mark
"Well-mannered Replacements for Garden Thugs"
Mark Weathington
3:00 pm




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Plant buggy | Plant sale at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Plant Sale Buggy

Notice! The Plant Buggy will be shutting down for the winter after December 18th. Last chance to get some inexpensive plants until February.

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 JC Raulston Aroretum to fulfill its horticultural and educational mission. We thank these supporters.