Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
P. O. Box 33520
Raleigh, NC 27636-3520


Physical Location:
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC


Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00-5:00


For Website Submissions:
See the Website Submission
Rules in Members Only
Marcia Loudon, Website Chairman

Elizabethan Gardens

Link to Elizabethan Gardens Website



You’ll Fall for This October 28, 2017 Event! Children 14 and under are free with a paying adult. For info or additional details, call 252-473-3234. We love family traditions at The Elizabethan Gardens, and Harvest HayDay is one of our fall favorites! Sponsored by TowneBank, this daytime event combines all the colors, flavors and fun of fall. Whether it is the hayride or hay bale maze, we have families that look forward to this event all year. In addition to these activities, Harvest Hayday at The Gardens will also feature: a fall piñata, make and take crafts, corn hole toss, face painting, cupcake walk, scarecrow stuffing, bake sale, apple roll, hay rides, educational stations, a bon fire and concessions of traditional fall foods. Members/Friends Free. Non-Members: Adults $9; Youth (6-17) $6; Children 14 and under are free with a paying adult. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Harvest HayDay tickets


Thanks to these North Carolina Garden Clubs who have sponsored a colonist brick to date (6/4/17).

We are almost there! We are very close to being able to have a brick engraved for each of the 117 colonists.

If your club hasn’t sponsored a colonist, there is still time.

Ahoskie and Lake Gaston Garden

Audubon Garden Club

Azalea Garden Club

Bermuda Run Garden Club

Cape Fear Garden Club

Carolyn T. High Garden Club

Cary Garden Club

Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs

Croasdaile Garden Club

Davidson Garden Club

Daylily Garden Club

Dig-A-Bit Garden Club

Down to Earth Garden Club

Dunes of Dare Garden Club

Emerald Isle Garden Club

Englewood Garden Club Rocky Mount

Evergreen Garden Club

Fayetteville Garden Club

Field & Stream

Flower Power Garden Club

Fremont Garden Club

Garden Club of New River

Garden Study Club

GC Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth

Goldsboro Garden Club

Green Thumb Garden Club

Green Valley Garden Club

Greenleaf Garden Club

Hoe and Hope Garden Club

Homestead Heights Garden Club

King of Spades Garden Club

La Grange Garden Club

Lady Banks Garden Club

Lafayette Ladyslippers Garden Club

Lake Trace Garden Club

Little Gardens Garden Club

Loblolly Garden Club

Long Bay Garden Club

Longleaf Garden Club

Modern Gardeners Garden Club

Monroe Garden Club

Monroe Garden Club

Nathanel Green Garden Club

New Bern Garden Club

Old Salem Garden Club

Perennial Garden Club

Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club

Pioneer Garden Club

Potpourri Garden Club

Raleigh Garden Club

Roanoke Island Garden Club

Rocky Mount Garden Club

Sylva Garden Club

The Green Thumb Garden Club

The Scotch Gardeners

Town & Country Garden Club Eden

Town & Country Garden Club Fayetteville

Town & Country Garden Club Whiteville

Town and Country Garden Club Durham

Town and Country Garden Club Winston-Salem

Trellis Garden Club

Trent Woods Garden Club

Troutman Garden Club

Twin City Garden Club

Two Green Thumbs Garden Club

Village Garden Club

Village Home and Garden Club

Warsaw Garden Club

Washington Garden Club

Westridge Garden Club

Westwood Garden Club

Whiteville Garden Club

Wildwood Garden Club

Wolf, SR, Gerald E.

Woodland Garden Club

Yadkin Valley Garden Club


Hats off to Washington Garden Club and Roanoke Island Garden Clubs who each presented The Elizabethan Gardens with donations.

Wash GCPictured here are (L-R) Linda Davenport, Vice Chair of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; Sandra Snapp, past President of Washington Garden Club; Lou Ellen Flowers, Chairman of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; and Gail Reynolds and Sarah Johns members of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors.

roanoke island gcPictured here is Roanoke Island Garden Club representative (Left center) Donna Presgrave presenting a check to  (Right center) Lou Ellen Flowers, Chairman of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; For the presentation (L-R) are also Sandra Snapp, past President of The Elizabethan Gardens; Linda Davenport, Vice Chair of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; and also Gail Reynolds and Sarah Johns members of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors.

“Naturally Good”

Only $8 for Members!

Join instructor Chelsea Quattrone for an invigorating Vinyasa-style yoga practice suitable for everyone in the beauty and tranquility of The Elizabethan Gardens. Breathe deeply and move meditatively under the blue sky and among the lush green trees.

Quattrone is a graduate of the Amalam School of Yoga 220 hour RYT training; Chelsea’s classes are joyful and healing experiences appropriate for all levels of fitness. She is a certified hypnotherapist and fitness professional who will inspire you to take this time to listen to your inner voice and truly explore and celebrate your body.

Classes run Wednesdays at 9:30am on the tree-shaded Great Lawn.
The 90-minute class is open to the general public.
Non-member $15.00 per person.
Member price is $8.00 per person.
Participants can arrive as early as 9:00am.
Classes run each Wednesday thru August 21.
Subject to weather-related cancellations, or relocation to Odom Hall (call ahead for details).

Sign up for Yoga by calling 252-473-3234.


Storybook Thursdays
On Thursdays, its’ story time in The Gardens. We invite children of

all ages, accompanied by an adult, to gather in air-conditioned Odom Hall and enjoy a garden-inspired story, snack, and hands-on activity.

Butterfly Bush (purple or white)

butterfly bush

Just getting into butterfly gardening?
Then get a butterfly bush!

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are beloved by both hummingbirds and butterflys. They bloom mid July up to frost with abundant lilac-remiscent floral spikes.

These plants love zones 5-9. They often die to the ground during winter and sprout anew in May or June. Butterfly Bushes are deer resistant and drought tolerant.

QUEENS PICKjpeg-2Kalanchoe – These plants are cultivated as ornamental houseplants and rock or succulent garden plants. This plant is known to the Chinese as “thousands and millions of red and purple” (萬紫千紅), and is commonly purchased during the Chinese New Year for decorative purposes. (from Wikipedia)