Evening Garden Stroll

"Color Trials Voting"

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024 – 4:30 pm7:30 pm

Take a break from your weekly grind and come enjoy the gardens at the JC Raulston Arboretum during our Evening Garden Stroll!

The gardens will remain open until 7:30 pm, and a free public tour of the arboretum will be led by our 2024 Summer Horticulture Interns. Meet at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center at 5:30 pm to join the tour.

The Color Trials are blooming their hearts out, and you do not want to miss this year's show! Our highlight for July's Evening Garden Stroll is a chance to see where the best of the best new plants are tested along with an opportunity to vote for your favorites.

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Come take an after-hours stroll with our Interns and cast your votes for the most captivating new plants in our annual Summer Color Trials.

The Color Trials at the JC Raulston Arboretum is an official All-America Selections (AAS) testing site for new cultivars of bedding plants, flowers and cool season plants in North America. Learn more about our summer trials and see nearly two decades of data here.

We have a few more Evening Garden Strolls on the horizon. Be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss your chance to come see us!

  • Tuesday, August 13 – 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 10 – 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 8 – 4:30 pm–7:00 pm

Registration is unavailable for this self-guided activity.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Contact the JCRA Education Team at jcraprograms@ncsu.edu for more information about this program.