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

Pickups for holiday wreaths are scheduled for Friday, December 3 (12:00 PM–2:00 PM) and Saturday, December 3 (10:00 AM–12:00 PM). No appointment is needed.








Plant-lover's Tour
"Highlights of Oak Grove and Plantsman's Woods"
Douglas Ruhren
1:00 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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The participation and engagement of our community partners is essential for the JCRA to fulfill its horticultural and educational mission. We thank these supporters.