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.

Garden Conversations - "Japanese Maples"

Presented by Dennis Carey, Arboretum Curator, and Jim Swanson, Coordinator of the Southeast region of the North American Branch of the Maple Society, on October 26, 2022.

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 - "Early Fall Highlights"

Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum on October 4, 2022.

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.

Patrick McMillan - “Creating a Natural Community Garden with Southeastern Native Plants” - NARGS

Presented by Patrick McMillan, Horticultural Manager, Juniper Level Botanical Garden, with introduction by Bobby Ward, NARGS Piedmont Chapter President.

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.

A Woodland Walk - What You May Find if You Look!

Presented by Leah Dail, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer of Wake County on Monday October 24, 2022.

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.

"Gardening with a Bunch of Pricks—Hardy Cactus for North Carolina Gardens"

Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden

Additional FOA Lecture videos are available.