3rd Annual Southeastern Plant Symposium




Plant Auction - Opens Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm

                     Closes -  Saturday, June 12 at 5:00 pm

Prearranged Pick-up Days - Tuesday, June 15 - Friday, June 18

Welcome! We hope you enjoy bidding on this jaw-droppingly rare, new, unusual, and exciting collection of plants! New plants will be added daily at 3:00 pm until June 10, so add a note to your calendar to check the auction regularly.

If you participated in last year's Southeastern Plant Symposium auction or a recent JC Raulston Arboretum plant sale or auction, your account is still here. Just sign in with your bidder number and password.

New participants will need to set up a Clickbid account in order to bid or purchase anything from this site.

Pick-up is at the Arboretum the week of June 15 to 18.  We will only ship plants 1 gallon or smaller to out of town auction winners in the lower-48 states, so please read the plant descriptions to learn the size of the item you are bidding on. The shipping fee for plants is $10 per plant and only for plants 1 gallon or smaller. Sorry, we are not able to ship outside the lower-48 states.

You do not have to register for the Southeastern Plant Symposium to participate in the auction. If you are interested in taking a deep dive into what's new and exciting in the plant world, register now. We have 7 fantastic speakers lined up who are sure to excite, inspire and expand what you know. 

Details for the Online Symposium  can be found here: jcra.ncsu.edu/symposium

Be generous with your auction bids and encourage your gardening friends to join the fun and show their support. Thank you for participating. 

No returns, exchanges or refunds.

Proceeds benefit the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Tony & Anita Avent Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment. Funds supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum are managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, 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 Symposium or Arboretum sale or auction in 2020 or 2021?

  • 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.

. . .know what size plant I'm bidding on?

  • Plant sizes are located in the plant description. We are also providing photographs of each plant in their pot. The additional photographs are added to show you more mature plants. Many of the plants included in our auction are not readily available in the trade.
  • Again, we can not ship plants that are larger than 1 gallon. If you are interested in bidding on plants and live out of town, bid on plants that are 1 gallon or smaller. There is a shipping cost of $10/per plant.

. . .get the items that I purchased?   

  • Plants are picked up at the JC Raulston Arboretum during prearranged times Tuesday, June 15 - Friday, June 18. A link to reserve your day for plant pick up will be sent to you via email. REMEMBER Only plants 1 gallon or smaller can be shipped to out-of-towners.

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

  • Auction winners will be contacted directly to set up a pick-up day between Tuesday, June 15 and Friday, June 18.
  • Appointment is necessary to ensure your order is ready when your arrive.
  • Plants can ONLY be picked up June 15-18, 2021 on scheduled pickup day.
  • We will not be holding plants past this week.
  • Someone else can pick up plants for you on your scheduled pick-up day.

. . .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 your chosen pick-up day.
  • Please have your vehicle ready in advance to receive your plants.

. . .get my plants? I live out of town and I only purchased plants that are 1 gallon or smaller, when will my plants ship?   

  • The shipping fee for plants is $10 per plant and only for plants 1 gallon or smaller.
  • We will start shipping plants to our out-of-town auction winners who have paid additional shipping charges on Monday June 21.
  • Sorry, we are not able to ship plants that are larger than 1 gallon.

  Questions: email jcra-events@ncsu.edu

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