JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, aims to introduce, display, and promote plants that diversify the American landscape, as well as educate visitors and provide a living laboratory for research.
The Arboretum is free to visit. Its hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Arboretum hosts many events and activities. Some are free and some have a cost associated with them. The cost for many events is low, $5, and free for Arboretum members. You can see all of the events on the calendar.
Intro to Gardening in the South
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In-person (for new gardeners and gardeners new to the Triangle) and online (for everyone)
Free (follow above link to register)
- 9:00 am: Welcome with Mark Weathington
- 9:15 am: “Starting on the Right Foot” with Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
- 9:45 am: “Foolproof Plants for the South” with Amanda Wilkins, Horticulture Agent, Lee County Cooperative Extension
- 10:15 am: Break
- 10:30 am: “Post Planting Planning” with Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum
- 11:00 am: Q&A with the speakers
- 12:00 pm: Conclusion