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
"The Dirt on Soil and Mulch"
Dr. Cynthia Sollod
Monday, August 29, 2022 – 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
"Installing a Crevice Garden in Portland, Oregon"
Jeremy Schmidt
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Plant it now, enjoy it later!"
Cindy Chappell
Monday, September 26, 2022 – 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
“Creating a Natural Community Garden with Southeastern Native Plants”
Patrick McMillan
Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"A Woodland Walk - What You May Find if You Look!"
Leah Dail
Monday, October 24, 2022 – 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
“Inspired by Nature: Photography and Digital Painting”
Linda Cochran
Saturday, November 5, 2022 – 10:00 am