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 Friends of the Arboretum Lecture series covers the entire spectrum of horticulture. Many lectures are offered online, or are recorded and shared to our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Lectures

Friends of the Arboretum HortiCULTURE Lecture Series
Thursday, February 9, 2023 – 6:30 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
"What’s the Fun about Plant Tissue Culture?"
Hsuan Chen, PhD
Saturday, February 11, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Preparing Your Gardens for the Spring"
Rich Woynicz
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:00 AM-11:30 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
"Spring Alpines of the Spanish Aragonian Pyrenees"
Todd Boland
Saturday, March 18, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Vegetable Gardening for Beginners"
Cassandra Carponter
Monday, March 27, 2023 – 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
"Making Garden Magic: Designing Gardening Spaces"
Jay Sifford
Saturday, April 15, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Plant Diseases"
Cynthia Sollod
Monday, April 24, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday, May 22, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday, June 26, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday, July 24, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday, August 28, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday, September 25, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday, October 23, 2023 – 10:00 am