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

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, April 5, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 12, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Herbaceous Highlights of Spring"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – 1:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"Plantas de México"
Mark Weathington, Director
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, May 3, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 10, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 24, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 31, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
"New Plantings and Other Highlights"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, June 7, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 14, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 21, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, July 5, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 9, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 16, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 23, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 30, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, September 6, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour
Volunteer Tour Docent
Sunday, October 4, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 18, 2020 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 1:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – 1:00 pm

Plantsmen's Tour
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – 1:00 pm