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.

Holiday Wreath Sale

Set the mood this holiday season with a beautiful wreath from the JC Raulston Arboretum! The second annual wreath sale is now open. These wreaths are made right here at the Arboretum and are perfect as a standalone decoration or as the finishing touch to match your holiday décor. They are perfectly sized to hang on your front door to welcome your holiday guests. Each wreath will be unique and will contain a variety of greenery from the JCRA's plant collections. Pickups for wreaths are scheduled for Friday, December 3 (12:00 PM–2:00 PM) and Saturday, December 3 (10:00 AM–12:00 PM).

Holiday Wreath Sale





Plant-lover's Tour
"Highlights of Oak Grove and Plantsman's Woods"
Douglas Ruhren
3:00 pm

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Garden Activity Kits

Garden Activity Kits are a great way to bring our monthly children's programs themes alive in your home while supporting the JCRA's Children's Program.

November's Garden Activity Kit: The Garden at Night

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd, a fun story of a boy whose flashlight reveals the magic of the night, a flashlight to explore your garden, bulbs to plant this fall for a spring moonlight garden, a nighttime scavenger hunt, and this month's Garden Spotlight on what's happening at night in the garden.

Garden Activity Kits are available in limited quantities and available for purchase in our online e-store.  Kits can either be picked up from the Arboretum or shipped for an additional fee. Kits for pickup will be available on an advertised date. If you can not pick up your kit on the set date, other arrangements may be made. Any kit being shipped must be designated as such and the additional fee paid at the time of order.

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