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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.

Garden Party

The JC Raulston Arboretum
invites you to attend our

Garden Party
and Rare Plant Auction

This annual fund raiser is the signature spring event where garden lovers and good friends gather for an afternoon of tasty treats, craft beer, wine, and a fabulous auction. Bring a date, bring some friends, and celebrate spring in Raleigh’s favorite garden.

Sunday, May 5
2:30 pm–6:00 pm

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Southeastern Plant Symposium

Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8

Calling all plantaholics, plant nerds, nurserymen, gardeners, and horticulturists! We are thrilled to announce the first annual JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden Southeastern Plant Symposium. Join us for two very full days of plant lust as we host the best of the best to talk about cutting-edge plants. We've got plant explorers, plant breeders, nurserymen, and other experts for a two-day deep dive into what's new and exciting in the plant world. What could be better than great lectures and mingling with your fellow horti-thusiasts? How about a chance to get your hands on some of the most exciting plants during the completely mind-numbing, fever-inducing silent auction. This is the one garden event that you definitely don't want to miss!

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Events

Apr.

21

Sun.

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
2:00 pm

Apr.

22

Mon.

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Prepping Houseplants for the Outdoors—Avoid the Big Shock"
Ron Perry, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
10:00 am

Apr.

22

Mon.

Creating and Caring for Sustainable Home Landscapes
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
6:30 pm

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Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction

Sunday, May 5

Join us on Sunday, May 5 for the Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction. This signature event is designed for passionate gardeners, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the JC Raulston Arboretum with wine, craft beer, and light hors d 'oeuvres served on the lawn.

The highlight of the event will be a live auction during which a selection of very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Other collectible plants and garden items will be offered during a silent auction.

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