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Moonlight in the Garden at JC Raulston Arboretum

See the gardens illuminated at night this November.


Moonlight in the Garden returns this November.

Photo courtesy of JC Raulston Arboretum

For two weekends in November, the internationally acclaimed gardens of JC Raulston Arboretum will be artfully illuminated by a lighting exhibition during Moonlight in the Garden. The event, put on in collaboration with Southern Lights of Raleigh and NC Agricultural Foundation, raises money for the arboretum to help keep it open + admission free.

Guests will be able to stroll around the arboretum after hours while enjoying the light show, live music, and seasonal treats like roasted marshmallows + hot apple cider. Food will be available from various vendors, so come hungry. View the full entertainment + food truck lineup.

It’s time to plan for a magical night. Mark your calendars for one (or a few) of these dates + choose a specific entry time:

  • Thurs., Nov. 10-Sat., Nov. 12 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Thurs., Nov. 17-Sat., Nov. 19 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Tickets ($20+) go on sale today, Sept. 26 at 12 p.m.don’t wait, they usually sell out.