Dear JC Raulston Arboretum Members,

I hope you are all safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. In an effort to be a responsible civic citizen, we have closed the Arboretum until further notice and we have canceled all JCRA programs until further notice. This includes all tours, classes, and workshops. While we wish we could keep the Arborfetum open and continue these programs, one of the most effective strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to reduce the opportunities for groups of diverse individuals to come in close contact. We feel this is part of our responsibility to keep our community safe and healthy.

Unfortunately, this means Raulston Blooms! will be cancelled this spring. We have been growing a tremendous variety of plants for the sale so don't worry, we will have an opportunity for you to get your hands on these plants later in the season.

Keep an eye out for videos highlighting the JCRA and our plant collections on social media and our YouTube Channel where we will continue in our mission to share our passion for plants.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control's Web site or NC State University’s site.

Mark Weathington
Director, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University