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The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed botanic garden located in Raleigh, North Carolina with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the southeast United States. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes. Open to the public every day of the year. Free admittance.

JC Raulston Arboretum Southeastern Plant Symposium 2024

Southeastern Plant Symposium 2024

2 Days, 12 Expert Speakers, Rare Plant Auction

We've got plant breeders, plant explorers, nurserymen and some of the best known and most knowledgeable industry, academia and botanic garden experts for a two-day deep dive into what's new and exciting in the plant world. What could be better than rubbing shoulders and hearing from a veritable who's who in horticulture? How about a chance to get your hands on some of the most exciting plants during the completely mind-numbing, fever-inducing silent auction?

Join us online or in person. You don't want to miss two full days of talks and discussions with today's who's who in horticulture!

Register now for in-person attendance or online attendance.

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photo of Magnolia Serendipty at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Events

May.

31

Fri.

Propagation Workshop
Full—Waitlist Started
"Beginner Softwood Cuttings"
Sophia McCusker
2:30 pm

Jun.

1

Sat.

Jun.

1

Sat.

Propagation Workshop
Full—Waitlist Started
"Advanced Softwood Cuttings"
Tim Alderton
8:30 am

Jun.

2

Sun.

Jun.

3

Mon.

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Plant buggy | Plant sale at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Plant Sale Buggy

Check out the Arboretum's Plant Sale Buggy when you visit. Located outside the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center, it’s a great spot to find choice and unusual plants for your garden. New plants are added throughout the week, and payments can be made using cash (no change available), checks, or credit cards.

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Showtimes

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.

Showtimes