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.

For more information, contact Chris Glenn.

Upcoming Symposia and Seminars

Gardening in the South
Sponsored by Leaf & Limb
Featuring Basil Camu, Danesha Seth Carley, and Bill Fonteno
Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 9:00 am

Magnolia Webinar
Hosted by the Magnolia Society International and the JC Raulston Arboertum
Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 12:00 pm

Winter Symposium
"Eat, Drink, and Be Merry—Chocolate, Tequila, and the Intersection of Plants and People"
Featuring Sarah Bowen, Ph.D., NC State University; Bradley Bennett, Ph.D., Florida International University; and Jillian M. De Gezelle, Ph.D., NC State University
Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 9:00 am

Southeastern Plant Symposium
Hosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden
Friday, June 11, 2021 – 9:00 am
Friday, June 11, 2021 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 9:00 am