On May 1st, the JC Raulston Arboretum will hold its Annual Gala in the Garden. I have to say, it is one of the most enjoyable ways I know of to spend the first Sunday in May every year.
Before I get too involved in the party, let me tell you a little bit about the JC Raulston Arboretum. Located on eight acres just off Hillsborough Street in the heart of Raleigh, the Raulston Arboretum is part of NC State University. A working research and teaching garden, JCRA focuses on evaluating and displaying plant material from literally around the world. It is a wonderful place to visit when you are looking to start your own garden as plants that thrive well in Southern gardens are identified.