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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.

Butterfly on Cosmos Flower | JC Raulston Arboretum

Intro to Gardening
in the South

Sponsored by Leaf & Limb
Saturday, August 24 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join us for a free morning of tips, tricks and insights for new gardeners or those new to gardening in the South!

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photo of Magnolia Serendipty at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Events

Jul.

18

Thu.

Artists in the Garden
Full—Waitlist Started
Week 1
9:00 am

Jul.

18

Thu.

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Full—Waitlist Started
"Beginner's Guide to Garden Planning and Design" Celebrating Helen Yoest's Newest Gardening Book
Helen Yoest, author
6:30 pm

Jul.

19

Fri.

Artists in the Garden
Full—Waitlist Started
Week 1
9:00 am

Jul.

20

Sat.

Crafting Nature's Canvas
Building a Native Garden in Sun and Shade
Brie Arthur
9:00 am

Jul.

20

Sat.

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Plant buggy | Plant sale at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Plant Sale Buggy

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

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.

Showtimes