Tours

With over 9,000 specimens across more than 6,000 species, there's always something wonderful to see on a JCRA walking tour.

Weekly tours led by Arboretum volunteers take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM (March through October) and are free to the public. Group tours are also available for parties of 10 or more. Contact Chris Glenn to request a private tour.

Or you can tour the garden with Mark Weathington, director, and Douglas Ruhren, gardens manager. Mark's and Doug's monthly Plantsmen's Tours have developed quite a following among gardeners of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. Based on seasonal themes, these Arboretum walks are a great way to learn about gardening in North Carolina and the Southeast. Check the calendar for upcoming times and topics. Plantsmen's Tours are free for members and $5.00 for guests.

Upcoming Tours

Horticulture Hour
JCRA Staff
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
"The Mixed Border and the Concept Behind It"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – 1:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
"Plant Sale Sneak Peak"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
"Fall Color and Winter Interest"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – 1:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
"Fall Color and Winter Interest"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
"Highlights of Oak Grove and Plantsman's Woods"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – 3:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
"Highlights of Oak Grove and Plantsman's Woods"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – 1:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – 1:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – 3:00 pm