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.

Midweek with Blake - "Bonsai pt. 2"

Presented by Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, and William Newman, Education Intern, JC Raulston Arboretum on June 12, 2024.

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 - "Small Trees for Shade Gardens"

Presented by Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture, JC Raulston Arboretum on June 4, 2024.

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 - Scott Zona - "Turning Rocks into a Rock Garden"

Presented by Scott Zona, Botanist & Author, with introduction by Bobby Ward, NARGS Piedmont Chapter Program Chair on April 20, 2024.

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 Talk - "Water Management for the Home Gardener"

Presented by Cynthia Jackson, Master Gardener Volunteer of Wake County, and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on October 23, 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.

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture: "Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived" - Diane Flynt

Diane will give you a taste of the surprising history of apples she uncovered while writing her book. She'll then be joined by a handful of her apple colleagues to have a rollicking discussion about the rich culture of apples.

Additional FOA Lecture videos are available.