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 at any time.

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.

"Color Explosion: New Japanese Maples, Ginkgos, and Woody Ornamentals with Color"

Matt and Tim Nichols,

Additional FOA Lecture 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.

"All Abuzz: Plants for Pollinators and Caterpillars"

Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager

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.

“All the Presidents' Gardens"

Marta McDowell, Horticulture Instructor and Author

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.

"Four Seasons of Fragrant Flowers"

Presented by Cindy Chappell and Dennis Drehmel, Wake County Extension Master Gardeners

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