Symposia and Seminars

As one the Southeast’s top teaching gardens, the JCRA is a hot-spot for in-depth, educational gatherings which focus on current and compelling themes in horticulture.

We host two types of symposia:

Yearly, a topic of interest to the horticulture community which needs detailed discussion will be held at the Arboretum in a half-day format with an optional tour.

Every five years, the JCRA holds an extensive symposium on a compelling topic of interest to the worldwide horticultural and gardening community.

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Upcoming Symposia and Seminars

Intro to Gardening in the South
Sponsored by Leaf & Limb
Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 9:00 am

Piedmont Prairies
Annabel Renwick and Maegan Luckett, Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Greg Paige, JC Raulston Arboretum
Friday, February 17, 2023 – 1:30 pm

Winter Symposium
"Tossing the Turf"
Featuring Preston Montague, Dr. Mike Richardson, and Mark Weathington
Saturday, February 18, 2023 – 9:00 am