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 jcraprograms@ncsu.edu to request a private tour.

Or you can tour the garden with Mark Weathington, director. Mark'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

Plant-lover's Tour
"Interns' Top Picks"
2024 Summer Horticulture Interns
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 – 9:00 am

Plant-lover's Tour
"Shade-lover's Tour"
Tim Alderton
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 – 9:00 am

Plant-lover's Tour
Horticulture Staff
Tuesday, September 3, 2024 – 9:00 am

Plant-lover's Tour
Horticulture Staff
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 – 1:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
Horticulture Staff
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – 1:00 pm

Plant-lover's Tour
Horticulture Staff
Tuesday, December 3, 2024 – 1:00 pm