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.
"Gardening with Grains"
Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, Foodscape Consultant
Additional FOA Lecture videos are available.
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.
"Bright Spots for the Darkest Time of the Year"
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.
"The Wildflowers of Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier"
Tim Alderton, Research Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum
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.
"Saving the Spirit of the Forest in Central Africa and Beyond"
Richard Carroll, Ph.D., Wake County Extension Master Gardener
Additional Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers videos are available.