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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 Photo

Moonlight in the Garden Tickets on Sale Now!

November 9-11 and November 16-18

Buy your tickets here.

Check out the details here, including the food truck and band lineups.

Anytime tickets are only available to Members. Not a member? Join today.

Preview Night is Friday, November 3. Only 500 tickets are available for this special night that offers a Rocky Top Catering fall menu served with beer & wine.

Tickets sell out in advance so get yours early! We are expecting another sold out event.

Come enjoy live music, food trucks, fire pits, hot apple cider and an evening stroll under the lights.

Photo of JC Raulston Moonlight

Preview Night

Be the first to experience Moonlight in the Garden this year on Friday, November 3rd! Only 500 tickets are available for this special night that offers a catered fall menu served with beer & wine.

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Post Modern Patterns

Explore "Post-Modern Patterns," at the Arboretum today. Under the guidance of the JCRA Volunteer Ephemeral Art Committee, these hand painted works are scattered throughout the garden. Discover their unique interpretations of alebrijes, fantastical creatures from Mexico, and be inspired by their creativity in our outdoor space.

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photo of Magnolia Serendipty

Events

Oct.

2

Mon.

Lunch and Lit in the Garden
Canceled
12:00 pm

Oct.

3

Tue.

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Free Plants for Members!

Now is a great time to be a member of the JC Raulston Arboretum!

The annual Member Plant Giveaway is Saturday, October 7.

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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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Showtimes

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.

Showtimes

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