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

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Plants Friend or Foe: Myths, History and Facts of Healing Plants"
Cathy DeWitt, Wake County Extension Master Gardener

Midweek with Bryce
"Ten Tips to Better Gardening: Southern Style"
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, NC State University
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 3:00 pm

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cohosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Sailing from Canada to Greenland: Arctic Warming in the Northwest Passage"
Janice Swab, Professor Emerita, Meredith College
Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 10:00 am

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cohosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Hellebores: Homeland to the Present"
Dick Tyler, Pine Knott Farms
Saturday, January 16, 2021 – 10:00 am

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cohosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"The Aroid Collection of Alan Galloway"
Brandon Huber, Graduate Student, NC State University, and Jason Lattier, Director, Caine Conservatory, High Point University
Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 10:00 am

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cohosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"A Floral Journey: Discovering the Magic of Flowers"
John Dole, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs, NC State Extension, NC State University
Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 10:00 am

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
Cohosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"The Bristol Briar: From Space to Place"
Jeremy Schmidt and Meghan Fidler, Ph.D.
Saturday, April 17, 2021 – 10:00 am