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.

Plant Sale Buggy Now Open

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

Closed Thursday, October 29

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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Exploring the Diversity of Camellias
Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener
9:00 am




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




Plantsmen's Tour
"A New Year Begins: The Second Growing Season"
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.

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