If you missed a lecture or tour, or would like to view one again, you can watch them online from the comfort of your home via our YouTube channel which contains hundreds of garden videos for Raleigh gardeners.

Midweek with Mark

Join JCRA Director Mark Weathington and other JCRA staff members for weekly garden lectures.

Gardening Conversations - "Plants & Plans for the JCRA"

New gardens mean some older gardens must go. Visitors or passers-by will notice BIG CHANGES along the north edge of the JCRA as we create new and exciting spaces for new and exciting plants.

Additional Midweek videos are available.

Plantsmen's Tours

Tour the garden with Mark Weathington, director, and other staff members. Based on seasonal themes, these Arboretum walks are a great way to learn about gardening in North Carolina and the Southeast. Join us monthly or follow along online.

Plant-lover's Tour - "New Year, New Plants!"

Presented by Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum on January 3, 2023.

Additional Plantsmen's Tour videos are available.

North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lectures

The Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, in cooperation with the JC Raulston Arboretum, holds their chapter meetings at the JCRA. Like the JCRA's FOA Lectures, their lectures feature noted horticulturists and top industry professionals. Enjoy the lectures in person at the JCRA or online.

NARGS Talk - "What’s the Fun about Plant Tissue Culture?"

Presented by Hsuan Chen, PhD, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University on February 11, 2023.

Additional NARGS Lecture videos are available.

Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

In conjunction with the Wake County Extension Master Gardener volunteers, the JC Raulston Arboretum hosts a Monday morning lecture series featuring broad range of horticultural topics. Join us in person at the JCRA or online to watch and learn from these lectures.

Master Gardener Lecture - "Preparing Your Gardens for the Spring"

Presented by Rich Woynicz, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Wake County on February 27, 2023.

Additional Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers videos are available.

Friends of the Arboretum Lectures

Learn from noted horticulturists and top industry professionals in our popular Friends of the Arboretum Lectures. From new plant introductions, green industry trends, and exotic exploration trips in search of new plants, we cover a variety of timely, cutting edge topics that appeal to both home and professional gardeners. Experience them in person at the JCRA or online.

"Botanical Treasures of New Zealand and Australia"

Pat McCracken, Garden Treasures

Additional FOA Lecture videos are available.