Gala in the Garden

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 3:30 pm7:00 pm

decorative paper lanterns

Our new entrance is just one way we are opening the gates for amazing growth. Gala in the Garden is much more than an annual garden party. At this event, you’ll be able to enjoy great food and drinks, a stroll around the gardens and the chance to bid on a dazzling array auction items. The proceeds raised each year are the critical unrestricted funds used for daily operational expenses and ongoing research of landscape plants at JC Raulston Arboretum. Your contributions directly helped build these gates. Now we need your support to keep them open, to keep the gardens in top shape, to keep the plant collections growing and the educational programs thriving. Thank you for supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State!


decorative ribbons blowing in wind


The auction is now available online. A preview is available on Thursday and bidding goes live on Friday.

Online Auction

2017 Maple Sponsors

The Maple Sponsors below provide financial support for our 2017 educational programs, research, and day-to-date operations. We are so grateful.

Become a Sponsor




  • Anonymous
  • Margie and Keith Collins
  • Dave and Karen Duch
  • A. E. Finley Foundation, Inc.
  • Bobby G. Wilder


  • Anonymous Volunteer
  • Dean and Gail Bunce
  • John Dole and John Buettner
  • Eileen Goldgeier
  • Malissa and Russ Kilpatrick
  • Edd and Ruth McBride
  • Old Courthouse Nursery
  • Richard (Dick) Pearson & Joan Robertson
  • Anne M. Porter
  • Sylvia Redwine
  • Jim Schlitt
  • Walt and Kathleen Thompson
  • Denny and Georgina Werner
  • Florence Whatley


  • Bell Family Foundation
  • Sylvia Blankenship
  • Rufus and Linda Edmisten
  • Don and Connie Hiller
  • Dr. Arthur Kelly
  • Julia Kornegay and Alfredo Escobar
  • Sharon Lavallee and Mike Young
  • Outfall Farms
  • Greg and Mary Ann Poole
  • Tom and Amira Ranney
  • Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink
  • Anthea Tate
  • Nadine Tope
  • Bill and Libby Wilder
  • Johnny and Jackie Wynne

In-kind Donors

  • Lutterloh Systems
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply
  • Stone Center of Carolina

Learn more about sponsoring the Arboretum.

Fund raising for the NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum operates under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID number is 56-6049304.

$100.00 per ticket for members, $125.00 per ticket for nonmembers. You will receive an official receipt less the $60.00 per ticket value.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Need directions? Click here.
Free parking is available along Beryl Road. Overflow parking is available at the Brickhaven Building. Handicap parking is available in the JCRA's parking lot.
Please contact Kathy Field Kathy at (919) 513-0264 or with your registration questions and contact Jennifer Bernabi at (919) 515-6212 or for more information about the Gala.