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JC Raulston Arboretum

Wolfgang the corpse flower blooming at JCRA

Jun 20, 2023

A Big Stinking Premiere

NC State’s youngest corpse flower, Wolfgang, bloomed for the first time at the JC Raulston Arboretum. 

Carol McNeel portrait in garden

Jun 13, 2022

When Nature Calls, A Necessary Gift Comes Through

The Necessary, a quaint blue cottage containing the restroom facilities at the JC Raulston Arboretum, will receive a much-needed update thanks to the generosity of Carol McNeel. 

Photo of students in caps and gowns at NC State commencement

May 4, 2022

5 Must-Dos Before Graduating From CALS, NC State

Whether it's reflecting on your last four years on campus to getting your final taste of Howling Cow ice cream, check out our list of must-dos before you wave goodbye to CALS and NC State. 

Leaves from a Flame thrower redbud

Nov 5, 2021

The Scientific Process of Creating the Flame Thrower™ Redbud

A behind-the-scenes look at a NC State breeder's process of creating an award-winning redbud. 

Flamethrower redbud trees with a blue background

Oct 29, 2021

‘A Kaleidoscope of Colors’: NC State Breeder Creates Winning Flame Thrower™ Redbud

NC State breeder Dennis Werner wins Plant of the Year for vibrant redbud at a prestigious international flower show. 

A banana split sundae with cherries and whipped cream

Aug 11, 2021

5 Must-Dos as a CALS Student

Whether you're new to CALS or NC State, or you just haven’t gotten around to it, here are five things every College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student should do before the new school year is over. 

Jun 26, 2021

People, Plants and Pride: The Passions of J.C. Raulston

A quarter-century after his death, the founder of NC State's arboretum is remembered for his pioneering efforts to cultivate a welcoming space for LGBTQ professionals in horticulture. 

Seven-year-old boy poses with the container garden on his deck

Nov 6, 2020

Grow Box Gets Kids Growing — Fall Vegetables, That Is

The hectic pace that comes with children can make it hard to slow down, spend time with each other and celebrate cherished relationships. Enter the Grow Box. 

Flowers in bloom

Apr 7, 2020

Special Delivery: Flowers from Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum might be temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you can still experience spring and all the beautiful blooms from the comfort of your home. 

Front gate of JC Raulston Arboretum

Apr 17, 2019

Arboretum’s Annual Garden Party, Rare Plant Auction Set for May 5​​​​​​

Make plans now to attend the JC Raulston Arboretum's annual spring garden party and plant auction on May 5.