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.


A big welcome to our new assistant research technician, Becca Wait, and five JC Raulston Arboretum 2017 Summer Interns.

From left to right: Alysia Mordy, Becca Wait, London Wa, Brady Hedgecock, Sophia McCusker, and Aaron Norton.






6:30 pm

Yoga in the Gardens
"Sunset Vinyasa Flow"
Cecily Smith, Yogi





2:00 pm

Photography Walk
Susan Bailey, Susan Bailey Photography

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Help Put JC Raulston Arboretum in the Spotlight

JCRA's Moonlight in the Garden event opened our eyes to the growth potential of having events after dark. We would like you to join our initiative to bring permanent landscape lighting and improvements to one of the South's great gardens.

Landscape lighting is an investment in the Arboretum's future—and the future of gardening. We've included a list of improvements that will help attract more rental opportunities at our gardens and the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center. Facilities rentals are the greatest source of revenue for the JCRA's programs. Please consider helping us make them a reality.

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