In appreciation of the support our members give to the JC Raulston Arboretum, we give them thousands of plants every year. Join or renew today to participate in our Annual Plant Giveaway and Connoisseur Plants programs.
Annual Plant Giveaway
The epic event of public horticulture where thousands of choice and rare plants disappear in five minutes after the whistle blows. The Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Giveaway is traditionally held on the first Saturday of each October. Check our calendar to see when our next will take place.
Connoisseur Plants are rare new plants or hard to find old favorites, and they are part of the annual membership drive to benefit the Arboretum's many fine programs and its day-to-day operational expenses. These wonderful plants are sent to those who join the Friends of JC Raulston Arboretum at the Sponsor, Patron, Founder, Benefactor, or Philanthropist levels.
Annual Seed Giveaway
Since 2022 the JCRA has held an annual seed giveaway for our members. The dates vary a bit each year but it is generally held sometime around early March. Keep your eyes on your email account for a link to the order form
The JC Raulston Arboretum also sells plants during special events and at the Plant Sale Buggy to the public and our members.