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  • Click on a marker for detailed information on a specific garden.
  • View Public Gardens in North Carolina as a full-screen map for additional options.
    • In the left column, check the box for “All Gardens”. Click on the down arrow next to “All Items” to open an alphabetical list of all the gardens. Click on a garden to have it highlighted on the map and to see a profile of the garden.
    • Uncheck “All Gardens” and check “Extension Demonstration Gardens”. Click the down arrow next to “All Items” for an alphabetical listing of all Extension Demonstration Gardens. Click on a garden to have it highlighted on the map and to see a profile of the garden.

N.C. Cooperative Extension Demonstration Gardens are teaching gardens the public is invited to explore. They have signage identifying plants that were selected to thrive in the region. Many feature gardens with specific themes including pollinator gardens, shade gardens, vegetable gardens, composting stations, and more. Some offer tours and workshops in the garden.

NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes. Explore the garden for free. Attend special events, workshops, and featured speakers.

NC State's J. C. Raulston Arboretum

Many thanks to Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Margery Pearl for her research on this project.

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Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyExtension Specialist (Consumer & Community Horticulture) & Professor Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 5 months ago
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