The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes.

Plant Sale Buggy

Check out the Arboretum's Plant Sale Buggy when you visit. Located outside the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center, it’s a great spot to find choice and unusual plants for your garden. New plants are added throughout the week, and payments can be made using cash (no change available), checks, or credit cards.

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Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Vegetable Gardening for Beginners"
Cassandra Carponter
10:00 am




Horticulture Hour
JCRA Horticulture Staff
3:00 pm




Garden Story Walk
9:00 am

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Now Showing

Discover what's in flower at the Arboretum, plus other fantastic plant features that are not to be missed. Click on a thumbnail below to view an individual photograph gallery.

Now Showing


Showtimes is your ticket to what's in flower at the JC Raulston Arboretum where there's always something in flower. Showtimes features a listing of every plant photographed this month (and other months, too) with a random set of photographs from our photograph collection.


Wish List

We need your help now to fund nine essential wish-list projects for the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Wishlist Donations

The participation and engagement of our community partners is essential for the JCRA to fulfill its horticultural and educational mission. We thank these supporters.