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.

Summer Interns

The JC Raulston Arboretum welcomes our summer 2018 interns (left to right):

Libby Indermaur – Junior in horticultural science

Olivia Watson (education intern) – just graduated from agriculture education with concentration in horticultural science

Clayton Smith – Second year graduate student in landscape architecture

Shelby Ferrell – Sophmore in agriculture science with concentration in horticultural science and crop science

Adam DeRose – Senior in horticultural science with concentration in landscape design

Summer Internship Program Information






9:00 am

Propagation Workshop
JCRA Staff





10:00 am

Recreational Tree Climbing at the JCRA
Patrick Brandt, Piedmont Tree Climbing

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Summer Camps

The JC Raulston Arboretum is excited to present its fifth season of Summer Camps! Campers grow their curiosity for everyday science and plant the seeds for a lifelong interest in nature through mysteries, exploration, cooking, and the arts.  Week long camps are available for preschool through rising 8th graders. Themes include a Mixed-Up Gardener and a trail of wacky mistakes; a garden inspired art show for families to visit; and, campers turned chefs who cook up recipes with vegetables they can grow. Make sure to register early so your family can be part of our camp family! 

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