2022 Moonlight in the Garden
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Moonlight in the Garden

A Magical Lighting Exhibition with Our Friends from Southern Lights of Raleigh
and the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.

Thursday–Saturday, November 10–12, 2022 – 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Thursday–Saturday, November 17–19, 2022 – 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Rain or Shine

This isn't your typical lighting event. Moonlight in the Garden is meticulously designed to showcase our internationally acclaimed garden and all its splendor. You think our collection is spectacular by day? Wait until you see it under the cover of darkness artfully lit on a crisp November evening. It's an magical experience you don't want to miss.

Bring your family and friends to stroll through the garden, listen to a live band, grab a bite to eat from a food truck, roast a marshmallow or two at the fire pits, and sip a cup of hot apple cider, all the while showing your support for the JC Raulston Arboretum. Moonlight in the Garden helps us raise the funds necessary to keep our gates open and our admission free 365 days a year. Come join us.

Be inspired. Be delighted. Be in awe of the beauty of a nighttime garden. Get a sneak peek during our Preview Night and enjoy live music from Tea Cup Gin, delectable eats and a glass of beer or wine. Our Preview Night will be the only evening when you can stroll the garden with a glass of wine or beer in hand. Come and enjoy this magical night with your family and friends and roast a marshmallow or two on our fire pits or enjoy a cup of warm cider during this unique fund-raising event. Advance tickets are required.


Thank you for participating in this unique fundraiser that helps keep our gates open and free 365 days a year.

Proceeds from Moonlight in the Garden will benefit daily operations of the JC Raulston Arboretum.

For questions about the event, contact:
JCRA Events Team
jcra-events@ncsu.edu
919-515-3132

Proceeds from the Moonlight in the Garden will benefit daily operations of the JC Raulston Arboretum. Funds supporting Moonlight in the Garden and the JC Raulston Arboretum are collected and managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit (tax ID 56-6049304). You will receive an official receipt for the tax-deductible portion of your donation.