JC Raulston Arboretum Spring Plant Sale

Part of Raulston Blooms!

  • Friday, April 29, 2022 – 4:00 pm7:00 pm – Members-only Preview Sale
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 10:00 am4:00 pm

Tired of winter? Ready for spring? Well, so are we, and we're kicking the season off right with our first-ever hybrid plant sale. This year's spring plant sale opens with an online sale and ends with our traditional in-person sale during Raulston Blooms!

Our sales have a reputation for including hot new introductions, hard to find specialty plants, and our favorite reliable performers. This sale has it all. Our horticulturists have been busy creating an amazing plant list including plants from greenhouses and nurseries around the country!

JCRA members shop our sales first. It is our way of saying, "thank you for the continued support." Not a member, join today! We are passionate about connecting people with plants and love our plant-loving community.

Spring Plant Sale Catalog

spring 2018 plant sale

The in-person sale days will include many of the online items (unless they sell out during the online sale) but will include many, many, choice plants. We estimate the variety of plants offered in person will be triple what is available online.

Our in-person sale includes a select group of invited plant vendors giving you access to an amazing selection of plants. Superior Plants Nursery returns this year giving our members a unique opportunity to shop the amazing selection of plants from this traditionally wholesale nursery. Hellebore experts from Pine Knot Farms will be here with hellebores, ferns, trillium, cyclamen, and other perennial favorites. And we will be welcoming first-timers DirtBag Gardens and their native perennials and Raleigh Paw Paws.

Raulston Blooms! is a ticketed event. It is free to members. We love celebrating spring with Raulston Blooms! It's a beautiful time of year to spend the day in the garden with your family and friends.

The full event details for Raulston Blooms! can be found online at https://jcra.ncsu.edu/raulston-blooms/.

Plant Sale Catalog

A plant sale catalog with photographs and descriptions is now available.

Proceeds from Raulston Blooms! benefit the daily operations of the JC Raulston Arboretum. Raulston Blooms! is sponsored by and fund-raising efforts operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit (tax ID 56-6049304).

Cost
Friday: Free for members; Saturday: Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers, $10.00 per family. Admission includes admission to the Raulston Blooms! and the 20th Annual Birdhouse Competition, too.
Registration
Advance registration is not available.
Location
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Directions
Need directions? Click here.
Parking
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions
Please call (919) 515-3132 for more information about this plant sale.