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The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed botanic garden located in Raleigh, North Carolina with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the southeast United States. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes. Open to the public every day of the year. Free admittance.

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Raulston Blooms

Come kick off the spring season at Raulston Blooms! This event features our largest plant sale of the year. The garden will also be packed with nature inspired activities, a makers market, food trucks, and outdoor fun for everyone to enjoy.

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Birdhouse Competition

The Birdhouse Competition returns to the JC Raulston Arboretum for the 22nd year. If you love nature, birds, and unique garden art then this is the competition for you! Register in advance now. Participants will receive a family ticket to join us at Raulston Blooms!

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photo of Magnolia Serendipty at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Events

Apr.

14

Sun.

Girl Scout Program
Daisies Flower Garden Friendships
2:00 pm

Apr.

15

Mon.

Apr.

17

Wed.

Deeper in the Garden
"The Real Secret Life of Plants"
Dennis Carey
3:00 pm

Apr.

18

Thu.

Forest Bathing
A Guided, Immersive Experience
Shawn Ramsey
1:30 pm

Apr.

20

Sat.

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture
"Turning Rocks into a Rock Garden"
Scott Zona
10:00 am

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Plant buggy | Plant sale at the JC Raulston Arboretum

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