Raulston Blooms! and Plant Sale
A Garden Festival for All Ages
- Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Come kick off the spring season at Raulston Blooms! The garden will be packed with nature inspired activities, a makers market, food trucks, and outdoor fun for everyone to enjoy.
- JCRA Spring Plant Sale – access to exceptional unusual plants
- 22nd Annual Birdhouse Competition
- Makers Market with artists and crafters
- Gardening talks – learn from the experts
- Educational displays and demonstrations
- Hands-on fun for children and families
- Food trucks and NC State Howling Cow ice cream cups
- Used gardening book sale
Schedule of Events
- 10:00 am
- All Activities Open
JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale – Great Lawn
Educational Displays and Demonstrations – Great Lawn, The Nook
Artists and Crafters – Great Lawn
Food Trucks – Great Lawn
Family Fun Scavenger Hunt – The Yurt
22nd Annual Birdhouse Competition, Howling Cow Ice Cream Cups, and Used Book Sale – Ruby C. McSwain Education Center
- 11 am - 1 pm
- Garden Talks by Jim Putnam, HortTube and Grand Cru Tea, Tea 101 – Speaker's Tent, Great Lawn
- Speaker schedule will be announced closer to the event.
- 3:00 pm
- All Activities Conclude
Our plant sale has a reputation for including hot new introductions, hard to find specialty plants, and our favorite reliable performers. Our horticulturists have been busy creating an amazing plant list including plants from greenhouses and nurseries around the country. This is a plant sale you don't want to miss!
Can't wait? There are three ways to shop the sale this year!
- Shop early during the Online Spring Plant Sale starting Wednesday, April 3rd for members and Monday, April 8th for everyone.
- Members can shop the in-person sale early during the Members Only Spring Plant Sale from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, April 26th.
- Shop at Raulston Blooms from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, April 27th.
At Raulston Blooms, we will be joined by some spectacular plant vendors:- Pine Knot Farms
- Superior Plants Nursery
- Pasour's Houseplants
Make sure to stop by their tents and find even more plants.
Members-only Preview Sale
JCRA members get first access. Shop the sale Friday night before it opens to the public at Raulson Blooms!
Not a member? Join today.