The mission of the JC Raulston Arboretum is to diversify the landscape by sharing our passion, our plants and our knowledge to plan – and plant for a better world.

Strategic Goals

  • Collecting, evaluating, and selecting for introduction landscape plants for their most beneficial economic, ecological, and aesthetic value;
  • The gardens as a living laboratory which resides in and complements the curricula of NC State University;
  • Educational experiences for plant enthusiasts, Green Industry professionals, adults, and children;
  • The Arboretum by compelling casual visitors to become supporting members and long-term stakeholders;
  • The Arboretum by successfully marketing the benefits of its facility, events, workshops, programs, and plant sales;
  • Fund-raising initiatives of the JC Raulston Arboretum.