Lectures

Learn from noted horticulturists and top industry professionals in our popular JCRA lectures. From new plant introductions, green industry trends, and exotic exploration trips in search of new plants, we cover a variety of timely, cutting edge topics that appeal to both home and professional gardeners.

Along with specially scheduled lectures, our monthly Friends of the Arboretum Lecture series covers the entire spectrum of horticulture. FOA Lectures are free for members and $5.00 for guests.

Upcoming Lectures

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Worming Your Way to Healthy Soils and Plants"
Rhonda Sherman, Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Thursday, April 11, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Prepping Houseplants for the Outdoors—Avoid the Big Shock"
Ron Perry, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, April 22, 2019 – 10:00 am

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cohosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
"Bulbs in Their Habitats"
Jane McGary, Past Editor, NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly
Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Bulbs for Every Season—Enjoy the Color and Interest They Bring to Each Season"
Cindy Chappell, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, June 24, 2019 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"The Joys of Gardening 50 Years as a Klutz: Prickles Pests, and Other Concerns in the Garden"
Cathy DeWitt, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, July 22, 2019 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"All about Weeds in Your Landscape: How to ID and Make Them Go Away"
Leah Dail, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, August 26, 2019 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Saving the Spirit of the Forest: in Central Africa and Beyond"
Richard Carroll, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, September 23, 2019 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Composting Tips and Troubleshooting: Give Your Compost Pile a Boost"
Monical Gaal, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, October 28, 2019 – 10:00 am