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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.

Members-only Preorder Plant Sale

New Plants Added September 6

Just in time for fall planting, the JCRA offers its members an opportunity to preorder select plants from a variety of growers. Join today so you don't miss your chance to order some great plants in August.

Plant Sale Catalog

Events

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September

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Tuesday

10:00 am

Take a Child Outside Week

Fairies in the Garden


Sep.

September

26

Wednesday

10:00 am

Take a Child Outside Week

Nature Paintings


Sep.

September

26


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Moonlight in the Garden

A Magical Exhibition with our Friends from Southern Lights of Raleigh and the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation

Thursday–Saturday, November 8–10 and 15–17
6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Preview Night
Tuesday, November 6
7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Moonlight in the Garden returns this November with more lights, more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits—they're all back. Don't miss the only opportunity to experience the JC Raulston Arboretum after dark. We'll open our gates each evening for you, your family and friends to explore this nighttime wonder custom designed and installed by John Garner and his team at Southern Lights of Raleigh.

Limited Tickets Available—Reserve Early Online

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