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 is Underway

The sounds of play and laughter from summer camp fill the JCRA’s gardens all summer long.  Your camper can be part of our fun-filled summer camps if you register now!  Sign your child up for a summer of exploring the gardens, solving mysteries, cooking up healthy treats from fresh produce, or creating artwork inspired by the gardens.

Make sure that your child spends time this summer digging deep into the environment.  Their time in our gardens will be the start to a lifelong love of nature!

More Information and Register


Winter Symposium
"Garden Divas"
Saturday, February 18
8:00 am
Registration Closed - Sorry, No Walk-ins

Gardening Basics—Using Science to Grow Better Plants
Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Monday, February 20
6:30 pm

Family Winter Walk✽
Friday, February 24
10:30 am

Family Winter Walk✽
Sunday, February 26
2:30 pm

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Cohosted by the Extension Master Gardeners and the JC Raulston Arboretum
"Spring into Gardening"
Rich Woynicz, Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Monday, February 27
10:00 am

For more information about our children's programs, please contact Elizabeth Overcash at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu or (919) 513-7011. For other programs, please contact Chris Glenn at chris_glenn@ncsu.edu or (919) 513-7005. Use these numbers to register as well.

Winter Symposium

Sold Out – Sorry, No Walk-ins

Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 515-3132

Free parking is available in our parking lot and along Beryl Road. Overflow parking is available in the parking lot on the corner of Beryl Road and Brickhaven Drive. Handicapped parking is available in our parking lot.


8:00 am – Registration, continental breakfast, and silent
auction begins
8:30 am – Stephanie Cohen
9:30 am – Break and auction
9:45 am – Pam Beck
10:45 am – Break and auction
11:00 am – Carol Reese
12:00 pm – Conclusion and auction checkout


Support and experience lovely gardens that elevate the art of horticulture with incomparable plant collections, plus enjoy programs that enlighten and educate visitors of all ages.

Become a member and embark on 365 days of unparalleled access to the JC Raulston Arboretum gardens, exclusive members-only discounts, and much more.

Discover which membership level is right for you and join or renew today!

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Contact Information

General Information and Adult Programs
Emily Peters
(919) 515-3132

Children's Programs and Camps
Elizabeth Overcash
(919) 513-7011

Rental Information
Emily Peters
(919) 513-7457
Request a Reservation

Members and Volunteers
Kathryn Wall
(919) 513-7004