Lunch and Lit in the Garden

Tuesdays, September 14 through November 16, 2021 – 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

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Who doesn't love a great story? Bring your lunch and listen to a classic read-aloud while relaxing under the shade of our trees! Then, each week explore a different part of the garden and complete a nature activity inspired by the day's reading. Includes a little literature, a bit of nature study, some artistic endeavors, science, geography, and more!

Fall Book Selection

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

A classic tale of adventure featuring a boy who learns courage, independence, and the need for companionship while attempting to live in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.

Suggested for middle school students grades 6 through 8.
$100.00 per student for the 10 week series.
Advance registration is required and available through our online eStore.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Joy Burns, school program coordinator, at for more information about this program.