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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

A Magical Lighting Exhibition with Our Friends from Southern Lights of Raleigh

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Thursday–Saturday, November 7–9
Thursday–Saturday, November 14–16

Moonlight in the Garden returns with more lights this November. 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.

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Preview Night, November 5
Thursday, November 7 – All Evening
Friday, November 8 – All Evening
Saturday, November 9 – All Evening
Friday, November 15 – All Evening
Saturday, November 16 – All Evening

Two Timed Entries Available Each Evening

5:30 pm–7:30 pm and 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

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Events

Nov.

15

Fri.

Moonlight in the Garden
5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Nov.

16

Sat.

Moonlight in the Garden
5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Nov.

22

Fri.

Photography Walk
"Making Custom Holiday Cards Using Digital Art Based on Your Photographs"
Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography
11:00 am

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Now Showing

Discover what's in flower at the Arboretum, plus other fantastic plant features that are not to be missed. Now Showing features curated collections of some of our favorite photographs.

Now Showing

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.