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.

Garden Internships

The JC Raulston Arboretum is accepting applications for horticulture internships for 2018. Interns will receive valuable experience in public horticulture, plant identification, plant records, gardening, propagation, and much more at one of the nation’s premiere plant collections.

Education Internship

The JC Raulston Arboretum’s Children’s Program serves over 3,500 children a year. This summer, you can help create and deliver science-based lessons to homeschoolers, girl scouts, and local families. The education intern will also work alongside a certified teacher in our summer camps working with preschool through middle school campers. Gain experience while having fun in the gardens this summer.






10:30 am

Children's Winter Walk





8:30 am

Magnolia Grafting Workshop
Nathan Maren, Ph.D. Student, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University





2:30 pm

Family Winter Discovery

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Summer Camps

The JC Raulston Arboretum is excited to present its fifth season of Summer Camps! Campers grow their curiosity for everyday science and plant the seeds for a lifelong interest in nature through mysteries, exploration, cooking, and the arts.  Week long camps are available for preschool through rising 8th graders. Themes include a Mixed-Up Gardener and a trail of wacky mistakes; a garden inspired art show for families to visit; and, campers turned chefs who cook up recipes with vegetables they can grow. Make sure to register early so your family can be part of our camp family! 

Member registration begins on January 29. Nonmember registration begins February 12.