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The Curator’s Journal: A Year-long Insider’s View of American Bonsai at The North Carolina Arboretum

Registration is ongoing through the year. Get new updates and access all previous entries in a convenient online library.

Guided Trail Walk

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Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a free guided trail walk. Tuesdays and Saturdays, April through October.


Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens in the glow of the golden hour, while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists. Thursdays and most Fridays through September 30

Nature & Nurture: The Voorhees Family Artistic Legacy

Paintings, pottery and jewelry from members of the Voorhees family grace this vibrant exhibit. Through September 5th in the Baker Visitor Center.

Thanks FLO: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

The celebration continues through October, with outdoor displays that bring Olmsted’s principles to the forefront in the Arboretum’s gardens.

Coming Soon: National Geographic Photo Ark

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A traveling exhibition of more than 50 works by National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore. Opening September 24 in the Baker Visitor Center.

Fall Plant Sale and Vendor Market

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Come celebrate fall with us! From plants grown at the Arboretum to over 20 local vendors, there is something for everyone at our annual Fall Market.

Upper Level Members Fall Plant Sale and Vendor Market Preview

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Members at the Rhododendron level and higher are invited for a private Fall Plant Sale and Vendor Market Preview. Be the first to check out an array of plants grown at the Arboretum, selections from over 20 vendors and more!