JC Raulston Arboretum Online Spring Plant Sale


Members-only Shopping Days - Monday, April 5 at 10:00 am - Sunday, April 11

Plant Auction - Opens Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10am

Closes -  Saturday, June 12 at 3:00 pm

Prearranged Pick-ups - June 14 - 18

Welcome to the Southeastern Plant Symposium Rare Plant Auction! 

If you have participated in a JCRA plant auction or plant sale recently, your account is still here. All others need to set up a Clickbid account in order to purchase anything from this site.

Pick-up is at the Arboretum the week of June 14 to 18. A time slot sign-up link will be passed around on June 12.  We will only ship plants smaller than 1gal to out of town auction winners so please read the plant descriptions to learn the size of the item you are bidding on.

You do not have to be an arboretum member to participate in the auction. If you are not a member, what a great time to join! Become a member here, jcra.ncsu.edu/join/

If you are a member, be generous with your auction bids and encourage your gardening friends to join the fun and show their support for the Arboretum. Thank you for participating. This auction means more to us than ever as we rebuild our resources after last year.

No returns, exchanges or refunds.

Thank you for your support. All proceeds benefit the daily operations of the JC Raulston Arboretum. All funds raised are collected and managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit (tax ID 56-6049304).

How do I . . .   

. . .participate in the plant auction?

Simple. Click the 'Register Now' button below (details here) to get a bidder number (which is also your login for shopping). You will need to provide your phone number, address and credit card details when you register to bid. You will need to set a password for your account to keep it safe. This bidder number and login information can be used throughout the event.

Once registered, you will be given instructions to log onto ClickBid where you can bid from your phone or from a computer. (details here). At the end of the auction, login to see what you won and press the red 'Pay' button to complete the sale (details here). 

 . . .use my bidder number and password from previous Arboretum sale or auction in 2020?

  • Enter previous bidder number below. 
  • Enter password at prompt.
  • Update Credit Card details, if needed. (Clickbid only stores credit cards for 90 days.)

. . .shop if I do not remember my last bidder number and/or password?

 No worries, register again and get a new bidder number and password.  Or email jcra-events@ncsu.edu and we will send you the information.

. . .get the items that I purchased?   

  • Plants are picked up at the JC Raulston Arboretum during prearranged times Monday, June 14 - Thursday, June 18. Follow the “Schedule A Pick Up” link provided in your confirmation email or use the link provided here. Only plants larger than 1gal can be shipped to out of towners.
  • Apparel and books will be shipped to the address you provide during the ClickBid registration. We will process apparel and book orders starting Monday, June 14.

. . .schedule a time to pick up the plants I purchased?   

  • Easy, use this link to Signup Genius.
  • Only one appointment is needed even if you placed multiple orders.
  • Appointment is necessary to ensure your order is ready when your arrive.
  • Plants can ONLY be picked up June 14-18, 2021 by appointment only.
    We will not be holding plants past this week
  • Someone else can pick up plants for you during your scheduled appointment time
  • This link is also provided on your order confirmation.

. . .get my plants once I arrive during my scheduled appointment?   

  • Plants are picked up at the Arboretum parking lot, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
  • Drive through our parking gate and follow the signs. We will be there to guide you.
    • At check-in station: Stay in your vehicle, hold up a piece of paper with the full name used to place the order.
    • We will direct you to the pickup location. Please have your vehicle ready in advance to receive your plants.

  Questions: email jcra-events@ncsu.edu


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