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

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
"Botany and Horticulture of Yunann, China"
Cyndy Cromwell and Nancy Doubrava, Piedmont Chapter Members and JCRA Volunteers
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 10:00 am

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"A Sabbatical Adventure: Where 'Hort' meets 'Culture'"
Brian Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden
Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 7:30 pm

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
"Trillium Hunting in the Southeast"
Jeremy Schmidt, Plant Delights Nursery
Saturday, March 16, 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