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, assistant director and curator of collections. Mark's monthly 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

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, March 3, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Spring Plant Sale Preview"
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 1:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – 6:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, May 12, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 30, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Mahonia and Their Kin"
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 6:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Interns' Top Picks"
2019 Summer Interns
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – 6:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, July 7, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 14, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 11, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 6:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, September 1, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 8, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"NC State University and JCRA Introductions"
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – 6:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – 1:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Cacti, Sedums, and other Hardy Succulents"
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 1:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 – 1:00 pm