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.

Winter Symposium

"Where Design and Plants Become One"

Featuring Shannon Currey, Bob Lyons, and Elissa Steeves

Saturday, February 15
8:00 am–12:00 am

We're here to inspire gardeners and illuminate the relationship between gardening and art at this year's Winter Symposium. As one of the Southeast's top teaching gardens, the JCRA is the place to be for in-depth, educational gatherings which focus on current and compelling themes in horticulture. This year's symposium features three amazing guest speakers: Shannon Currey, Bob Lyons, and Elissa Steeves. Our speakers will be enlightening us on ways we can explore the artistic side of gardening with design secrets and innovative ideas.

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Gardening in the South

Featuring Douglas Ruhren, Mark Weathington, and Rich Woynicz

Saturday, February 1
8:00 am–12:00 am

New gardeners and those that recently moved the Triangle are invited to participate in this symposium at the JC Raulston Arboretum that's designed just for them. Speakers and topics include Mark Weathington, woodies; Douglas Ruhren, herbaceous perennials; and Rich Woynicz, vegetables for Southern gardens.

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