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 - "Natural Community Gardening with Patrick McMillan"
Presented by Dennis Carey, Curator, JC Raulston Arboretum; Patrick McMillan, Horticulturist, Downtown Cary Park; and Blake Wentley, Education Assistant, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 28, 2024.
Additional Midweek 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.
Plant-lover's Tour - "Midwinter Flowers"
Presented by Tim Alderton, Research Technician, JC Raulston Arboretum on February 6, 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 - Zachary Hill - "Unusual Native Plants of the U. S. Southeast"
Presented by Zachary Hill, Plant Records, Taxonomist, Juniper Level Botanic Garden, with introduction by Bobby Ward, NARGS Piedmont Chapter Program Chair on February 10, 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.