Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction
May 5 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm$125 – $150
With spring in full bloom on the first Sunday in May, the JC Raulston Arboretum Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction returns to North Carolina State University. Rain or shine, white tent festivities will be held on the Arboretum’s Great Lawn, on May 5, from 2:30 to 6:00 PM.
Launched over 25-years ago, the annual Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction is the Arboretum’s signature spring event, catering an afternoon filled with tasty treats, local craft beer, wine, live entertainment, plus silent and live auctions. Rare and collectible plants will be picked up by the highest bidders, as well as a variety of exceptional plants for indoor, patio, or outdoor locations, including a selection of flowering perennials, flowering shrubs, and larger trees. Other items on the block include unique travel opportunities, dining experiences, and garden ornaments.
Sponsored by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, proceeds will benefit the daily operations of the Arboretum. Tickets are available online: Click here for information and ticket purchases. Due to limited capacity, a sellout is expected.