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.

Sustainer Gifts Keep the JCRA Growing

The JC Raulston Arboretum is turning 40 in 2016. Join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary with a tax-deductible sustaining gift. North Carolina is growing and so are we. Your gift helps us inspire our ever growing community of gardeners. Private support is vital to the success and longevity of this outstanding public garden and research facility. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support.

It is easy to start giving a monthly sustaining gift to the JCRA using our new automated credit card program. Choose " would like to make this a Sustaining Gift." One time gifts can also be made.






7:30 pm

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
"Poinsettia: A 200-year Journey from Gangly Mexican Shrub to Christmas Icon"
James E. Faust, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University





12:00 pm

Open Studio: Exploring The Winter Garden
Preston Montague, Artist and Landscape Designer





1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Poinsettia Open House

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Fifty Best University Public Gardens

Best Colleges Online recently ranked university public gardens in the United States for their variety of species, education and conservation, awards and recognition, and connection to university degree programs. The JC Raulston Arboretum was recognized for being one of the Southeast's top teaching gardens, hosting lectures, symposia, and other educational gatherings throughout the year. There are a wide variety of educational outreach programs for the community at large, including family events, summer garden camps, and a merit badge program for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.