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

The NC Arboretum – Asheville

 supported in part by our Community Partners: Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park and The Laurel of Asheville

Making Scents Scent Soiree & Lecture – Thursday, June 7 & Friday, June 8

Celebrate the opening of The North Carolina Arboretum’s newest traveling exhibit, Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance®, at two “scent-sational” events! 

  • Scent Soiree – Thursday, June 7, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. This special evening will include live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages, including an aromatic cocktail, “Sense Stations,” as well as a silent auction. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or by calling 828-665-2492. All proceeds from this event will benefit Youth Education at The North Carolina Arboretum.
  • “The Senses of Scents: Perfumes and the Stories they Tell” with Dr. Richard Stamelman – Friday, June 8, from 6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy a special lecture by Dr. Richard Stamelman. Author of “Perfume: Joy, Obsession, Scandal, Sin; A Cultural History of Fragrance from 1750 to the Present,” Dr. Stamelman’s work inspired the original Making Scents exhibit, and he has lent his expertise to the Arboretum as we recreated and curated the exhibit. Registration is required. Click here for more information and to reserve your space.

Box Turtle Day – Saturday, June 9

Celebrate North Carolina’s state reptile at the fifth annual Box Turtle Day, Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free children’s program includes guided demonstrations with the “turtle dogs,” live reptile demonstrations, crafts and more. Participants can also meet the Arboretum’s resident eastern box turtle, Shelly, and her new friend, Willow!

June Plant Sale – Wednesday, June 13 &

Thursday, June 14

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Spring Plant Sale, the Arboretum will be offering an additional Plant Sale on Wednesday, June 13, from 1 – 7 p.m. and Thursday, June 14, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Choose from a selection of annuals, perennials, succulents and tillandsias. Quantities of each plant vary and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.

All plants were grown by Arboretum staff in the Production Greenhouse, and proceeds generated from the sale will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society to help support educational programs, facilities and exhibits year-round.











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