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.

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Moonlight in the Garden Music Nights

Tea Cup Gin – Saturday, November 7 – 7:00 pm
2Digh4 – Saturday, November 21 – 7:00 pm

It's November and time for a little Moonlight in the Garden magic. Sip a cup of hot cider, cozy up to a fire with your family and friends, roast a marshmallow or two, while you enjoy these two talented bands.

Each free virtual concert will stream on YouTube Premiere and Facebook Premiere (links below). The links for each performance will be shared here and through our social media channels the day of each event.

You are in for a real treat—both bands are debuting new material from the upcoming albums during our premieres.

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Plant Sale Buggy Now Open

Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Not Available Thanksgiving Day

Check out the Arboretum's Plant Sale Buggy the next time you're near the Arboretum. We're moving the cart outside our gates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm beginning on Thursday, July 2. Most plants on the cart are $5.00 and $10.00. Availability changes frequently and is limited. Payments can be made using cash (no change available) or checks.

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Gardens of the World Part Two: Western European Wonders
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
6:30 pm




Digital Photography Essentials Workshop for Canon Photographers
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
7:00 pm




Plantsmen's Tour
"Keep Hope Alive: Winter Bloom and Other Plants of Interest"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
1:00 pm

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Fall Symposium

"Falling for Color"

Saturday, November 14

Fall is finally at our doorstep, and our long-awaited Fall Symposium is also almost here! This year, we have a great cast of speakers (Dan Benarcik, Chanticleer; Eileen D. Boyle, Mt. Cuba Center; Jim Harbage, Ph.D., and Jim Sutton, Longwood Gardens; Jamaica Kincaid, Harvard University; and Jason Reeves, University of Tennessee Gardens) that are sure to reinforce and develop your knowledge and love for gardening.

If you are a registered participant and haven't received any of the e-mails, please write Chris Glenn at chris_glenn@ncsu.edu.

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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.