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.

J. C. Raulston Exhibit at D. H. Hill Library

"Plan—and Plant for a Better World" J. C. Raulston and the North Carolina State University Arboretum

When: March 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Where: D. H. Hill Library, Main Campus, Exhibit Gallery, First Floor, Room 1120  

Admission Information: The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

This exhibit is one not to be missed. It celebrates the life and work of J. C. Raulston and his unique contributions to the University, his students, and the many colleagues, nursery owners, landscape designers, and gardeners who learned and benefited from his passion to “Plan–and plant for a better world.”






10:00 am

Planting Seeds: Yoga Fundamentals
Margaret Popin, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher





2:00 pm

Arboretum Guided Tour





10:00 am

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
"Ferns: Fiddleheads to Fronds"
Bob Payne, Wake County Extension Master Gardener

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Moonlight in the Garden

For the first time in over a decade, the JC Raulston Arboretum will open its gates after dark in early November for a crisp autumn stroll. Luminaries will light the way for Arboretum visitors to explore this one of a kind artistic lighting display custom designed by Southern Lights of Raleigh, Inc.

Live entertainment, food trucks, fire pits, and marshmallows will top off a wonderful evening spent with family and friends.

Tickets each night are limited so reserve a spot early to make sure you don't miss the show.