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

Gardening Adventures with Master Gardener Volunteers
"Attracting Wildlife and Butterflies"
Gail Beaulieu
Monday, September 25, 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
"Conifers for Rock Gardens"
Sandy Horn
Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Master Gardener Volunteers
Monday, October 23, 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
"Reynolda Gardens: What Was Old Is New Again"
Jon Roethling
Saturday, November 4, 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
"Unusual Native Plants of the U. S. Southeast"
Zachary Hill
Saturday, January 20, 2024 – 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
"NARGS-Sponsored Argentine Patagonia Trip, December, 2023"
Tim Alderton
Saturday, February 10, 2024 – 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 Grand Tour: Experiencing the Rock Gardens of the Czech Republic"
Paul Spriggs
Saturday, March 16, 2024 – 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
"Turning Rocks into a Rock Garden"
Scott Zona
Saturday, April 20, 2024 – 10:00 am