Monthly Plant-lover's Tours

Join us each month on the first Tuesday for a Plant-lover's Tour led by one of our JCRA horticulturists. They will show you around the garden and tell you everything you could ever want to know about all the plants that we're absolutely in love with right now. You're sure to see some spectacular and unique plants and even gain some inspiration for your own garden.

Monthly on the first Tuesday.

Tour times: 9:00 AM - May through September; 1:00 PM - October through April

Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers. Meet at the Visitor Center to join the tour. Advance registration is not required.

Guided Garden Tours

Looking for a group activity in Raleigh? Guided garden tours for adults and field trips are available year-round when arranged one month in advance. Tours are $5.00 per person ($50.00 minimum per tour).

Request a Guided Tour or Field Trip

I Spy! Tours

I Spy! Tours for children and families in Raleigh are a fun, interactive way to enjoy a guided garden tour through the JC Raulston Arboretum while exploring a topic of interest along the way. Tours are offered at various times during the year.

Visiting with children?  Please visit our Children's Program section for youth and family offerings including homeschool, school, and other youth group tours.

Online Tours

Conifer Tour

Throwback Tour – Remember the past and look towards the future through our Throwback Tour. Enjoy some of the unbelievable changes of the Arboretum since 1976.