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JC Raulston Arboretum Online Spring Plant Sale

Opens to Members 10:00 AM ET, Friday, April 8, 2022

Opens to Everyone 10:00 AM ET, Sunday, April 10, 2022

Closes -  12:00 PM ET, Friday, April 15, 2022

No Shipping  -- No Holding Plants
In person Scheduled Pick Up Dates: April 20 - April 22 

Welcome to our first ever hybrid plant sale! This year's spring sale starts with an online sale and ends with our traditional in-person sale during Raulston Blooms!

Ours sales have a reputation for including hot new introductions, hard to find specialty plants along with our favorite reliable performers. This sale has it all. Our horticulturists have been busy creating an amazing plant list including plants from greenhouses and nurseries around the country!

Important things to know:

  • Between April 8 and April 10, the plant sale is online only. We will not have any of the plants for sale at the Arboretum until our in-person sale.
  • No shipping for online or in-person sales.
  • We will not be able to hold plants until the in-person sale.
  • Watch the plant size, we try to include photographs that show more mature plants and one that represents a plant closer to the size you're buying. The size will be listed in the description.
  • JCRA Members get to shop both sales before they open for everyone to shop.
  • Remember to select the red "PAY" button after you enter your payment details to complete your order.
  • Please checkout within 24 hours of placing your plants in your cart. We will be emptying carts left unattended for 24 hours.
  • Schedule one appointment to pick up all the orders you place using SignUpGenius. - Link to Schedule a time here.

 In-person Spring Plant Sale

Opens to Members 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Friday, April 29, 2022

Open to Everyone during Raulston Blooms! 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 30

JCRA members shop our sales first. It is our way of saying, “thank you for the continued support.” Not a member, join here. We are passionate about connecting people with plants and love our plant-loving community.

No returns, exchanges or refunds.

Proceeds benefit the JC Raulston Arboretum. Funds supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum are collected and managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, Tax ID 56-6049304. 

How do I . . .   

. . .participate in the online sale?

Simple. Click the 'Register Now' button You will need to provide your phone number, address and credit card details when you register to participate.

Once registered, you will be given instructions to log onto ClickBid where you can select the plants from your phone or from a computer. (details here). To pay for your purchases, press the red 'Pay' button to complete the sale (details here).

Don't be confused by the auction language. This is a sale not an auction. Let us know if you have any questions.

 . . .use my bidder number and password from a previous Symposium or Arboretum sale or auction?

  • ClickBid is no longer using your stored passwords. Instead, you gain access using a one-time-code.
  • Enter cell phone number or email address below. 
  • Enter one-time-code sent to you via email or text messaging at password prompt. (Note: open text message to copy the code.)
  • Update Credit Card details, if needed. (Clickbid only stores credit cards for 90 days.)

. . .bid if I do not remember the phone number or email address I used?

 No worries, register again or email and we will send you the information.

. . .know what size plant I'm buying?

  • Plant sizes are located in the plant description during our online sale. We are also providing a photograph of a similar plant their existing pot. Any additional photographs are added to show you more mature plants. 

. . .schedule a time to pick up my plants during the designated pick up days - Wednesday, April 20-Friday, April 22?

  • Use the following link to SignUpGenius to schedule one appointment for all the orders you placed.
    No shipping - No holding plants

. . .get the items that I purchased?   

  • You will select a day to pick up your plants at the Arboretum. Scheduled pick up days will be Wednesday - Friday, April 20 - April 22. We will have your plants ready for pick up on your scheduled day & time at the JC Raulston Arboretum.  
  • Someone else can pick up plants for you on the scheduled day.
  • We are not able to hold plants until the in-person sale. Thank you for understanding.

. . .get my plants once I arrive on my scheduled pick-up day?   

  • Plants are picked up at the JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
  • Added directions and exact location will be provided before the pick-up day.
  • Please have your vehicle ready in advance to receive your plants, this includes boxes or coverings to protect the interior of your vehicle..

  Questions: email

 Online Sale closes Friday at 12:00 PM ET on April 15 

You must select the red "Pay" button after entering or confirming your payment details to complete your order.

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