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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.

Moonlight in the Garden

We had planned, we had hoped, we had even begun purchasing materials but rising COVID-19 cases in North Carolina mean that we will not be putting on Moonlight in the Garden in 2021. While being outdoors is among the safest spots you can be, the possibility that the state, county, or university might limit outdoor gatherings again is too great a gamble for us and our partners. Significant investment in resources as well as staff and volunteer time are required for nearly two months before the event itself. You trust us to be wise stewards of your financial support and we simply feel this is not the most prudent course for us as the numbers once again rise.

Events

Oct.

26

Tue.

Garden Story Walk
9:00 am

Oct.

26

Tue.

Oct.

26

Tue.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic: Organizing and Editing Your Photographs
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
6:30 pm

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Garden Activity Kits

Garden Activity Kits are a great way to bring our monthly children's programs themes alive in your home while supporting the JCRA's Children's Program.

September/October's Garden Activity Kit: Leaves and Trees

This Tree Counts! by Alison Formento, a leaf collecting journal, a leaf rubbing plate, wood play pieces, and a collection of treasures from the trees in the JCRA gardens.

Garden Activity Kits are available in limited quantities and available for purchase in our online e-store.  Kits can either be picked up from the Arboretum or shipped for an additional fee. Kits for pickup will be available on an advertised date. If you can not pick up your kit on the set date, other arrangements may be made. Any kit being shipped must be designated as such and the additional fee paid at the time of order.

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