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.

Summer Camp Registration Opens for Members

Monday, January 27
9:00 am

Loved by many Triangle area families, our summer camps are a must have in your summer plans! Week-long camps range in age from preschool to rising 8th graders. Campers explore the gardens for critters, cook up yummy recipes, solve mysteries, and create an art show inspired by the garden.

If you are not a member, join now to take the stress out of making sure your child gets a spot at camp. Arboretum members at the Family/Dual or above levels enjoy camp registration discounts and two weeks of early registration. Public camp registration begins on Monday, February 10.

Registration links will be made available on each camp page when registration opens.

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History of Gardening: How Cultures, Events, and People Made Gardening What It Is Today
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
6:30 pm




Green Thumb Gardeners
Cool Season Vegetable Gardening
12:30 pm




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Gardening in the South

Featuring Douglas Ruhren, Mark Weathington, and Rich Woynicz

Saturday, February 1
8:00 am–12:00 am

New gardeners and those that recently moved the Triangle are invited to participate in this symposium at the JC Raulston Arboretum that's designed just for them. Speakers and topics include Mark Weathington, woodies; Douglas Ruhren, herbaceous perennials; and Rich Woynicz, vegetables for Southern gardens.

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