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.

Gardening in the South

Sponsored by Leaf & Limb

Saturday, February 5

Container gardening fits nicely into the active lifestyles of many gardeners who feel the pressures of limited time and space. Regardless of your limitations, growing in containers is freeing and provides ample opportunities to expand the plant palette! Learn more about potting media options and some great plants for containers from two experts.

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Winter Symposium

"China, Mother of Gardens"

Saturday, February 19

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the JC Raulston Arboretum. It may be the year of the tiger, but we'll be focusing on the flora of China and West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Gardening 101
"Propagating Plants Using Hardwood Cuttings"
Douglas Ruhren
3:00 pm




There's a Yeti in the Garden!
Winter Scavenger Hunt

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Summer Internships

The JC Raulston Arboretum is accepting applications for horticulture internships for summer 2022. Interns will receive valuable experience in public horticulture, plant identification, plant records, gardening, propagation, and much more at one of the nation's premiere public gardens.

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Education Internship

Work alongside a certified teacher teaching Pre-K to middle school summer camps. Spend your summer outside with nature and kids who love to learn!


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