Tuesday, March 29, 2011

J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC

by Donna L. Watkins

Although I love to look at all kinds of plants and flowers, I don't appreciate non-native plants as much since they don't support the native wildlife that goes with the native plants. God put it all together in the best format and we truly cannot improve upon that. One thing about an arboretum is that it's a great opportunity to see many plants in one place and for that reason we had this stop on our travel itinerary along with free admission.

© 2011 Donna L. Watkins - JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC
The J.C. Raulston Arboretum is filled with over 5,000 different kinds of plants collected from around the world and on display in ten acres of various beautiful garden settings.

Many rare plants prosper here and some collections are considered among the most comprehensive in the world.

Plants are evaluated for their landscape potential and superior plants are identified and promoted in cooperation with the nursery industry.

This is the sad part, since nurseries should be studying more about the native plants that are self-sustaining. What could be better for landscaping than carefree plants?

The arboretum was named in honor of its late director and founder, Dr. J.C. Raulston, renowned plantsman and professor of horticultural science at North Carolina State University.

As we walked around it seemed we were lost amidst the variety of garden designs with ponds, gazebos, quiet place benches, arbors and even a small Japanese garden. View the JC Raulston Arboretum photo album.

This Website is Sponsored by The Herbs Place - Wholesale Prices Always
On Sale Now * Online Catalog * Women * Men * Children * Essential Oils

No comments:

Share This Post