Featuring the JC Raulston Arboretum’s annual plant sale, bird house competition displays, gardening demonstrations, children’s activities, local arts and crafts vendors, gourmet food trucks and more, the Raulston Blooms & Birds Garden Festival will be held Sat., April 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the JC Raulston Arboretum (JRCA).
What began as an innovative new teaching model nearly 10 years ago has evolved into the Hands-on Nursery, a full-fledged operation run almost entirely by students in Dr. Helen Kraus’ nursery management and nursery production classes in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The April 28 Gala in the Garden, the annual garden party and fundraiser at JC Raulston Arboretum, came with cool temperatures and April showers, yet it was as magical and beautiful as ever. This year’s theme was “An Asian Reflection.”
Delectable food, musical entertainment and a silent auction featuring unusual plants and an eclectic array of gift items will be showcased at the annual Gala in the Garden at North Carolina State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. The public event will take place on April 28 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
The JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University has been recognized for its outstanding appearance by the City of Raleigh. The arboretum received a 2012 Sir Walter Raleigh Award in the category of Maintained Outstanding Appearance. Awards in this category are for projects that are more than five years old and have consistently maintained a high quality appearance contributing to Raleigh’s image.
Nearly 100 different cultivars of poinsettias will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4 at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. Stop by to see the 9′ tall poinsettia tree, enjoy poinsettia gardens and decorated poinsettias and help decide which poinsettias are North Carolina’s favorites.
Two new programs at the JC Raulston Arboretum invite children and families to explore, celebrate nature.
“Natural Wrappers: From Tiny Seeds to Giant Trees” and “Superhero Plants” will be offered in late September.
The annual Gala in the Garden fund-raiser at JC Raulston Arboretum is traditionally a beautiful herald of the spring season in Raleigh, whether the weather is fine, rainy, sweltering or windy. For this year’s May 1 festivities, it was more than fine.
At the JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Mayday! Mayday! It’s Almost Mother’s Day!” program on Saturday, May 7, children will have an opportunity learn about the gifts of Mother Nature, dance around the May Pole and make a gift for mom.