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.

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Spring Plant Sale

This is a sale you don't want to miss. It is the largest sale we’ve had in 15 years—perhaps the largest sale ever. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to review the list, it's extensive—over 300 different kinds of plants!

Mark Weathington, our director, takes plant curation and collecting very seriously and this sale captures his passion for the rare and unusual! The list was hand-selected by Mark and our horticultural staff and they can't stop talking about all the cool plants included. 

We have reliable garden performers, new introductions, incredibly showy selections, and choices for the most esoteric plant nut. We've even have a few plants that would challenge even the best gardener but will provide years of bragging rights and Facebook posts if successful. 

Important Dates

Plant Sale Opens to Members – 10:00 am, Monday, April 5

Plant Sale Opens to Public – Monday, April 12

Plant Sale Closes – 3:00 pm, Monday, April 19

Pick-up is at the Arboretum during scheduled pickup times starting Monday, April 26–Thursday, April 29. Sorry, but we will not ship plants for this sale.

If you are not a member, what a great time to join to shop the sale during Member-only shopping week. New members will be sent the URL to shop the sale before the sale starts on Monday.

Spring Plant Sale Catalog

Spring Plant Sale E-store (Now Open to the Public)

Plant Sale Buggy

Check out the Arboretum's Plant Sale Buggy the next time you're near the Arboretum. We're moving the cart outside our gates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Most plants on the cart are $5.00 and $10.00. Availability changes frequently and is limited. Payments can be made using cash (no change available) or checks.

More Information





The Best of Bryce: Talks That Make Us Better Gardeners
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
6:30 pm




Deeper in the Garden at the JCRA
"All About the JC Raulston Arboretum's Choice Plants Program"
Mark Weathington, Director
3:00 pm




Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic: Organizing and Editing Your Photographs
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
6:30 pm

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Now Showing

Discover what's in flower at the Arboretum, plus other fantastic plant features that are not to be missed. Click on a thumbnail below to view an individual photograph gallery.

Now Showing


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.


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