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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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Enjoy a wide vafriety of plants? This is one of the best.

By far this one of the most outstanding collection of plants in the US. If you like plants, this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orlando, Florida
Lovely grounds

Although I did not arrive at prime garden season and there had been a hard frost, what I saw... read more

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden contains a wide variety of cold hardy temperate zone plants.
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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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Reviewed 1 week ago

By far this one of the most outstanding collection of plants in the US. If you like plants, this arboretum has so many plants to see it could take days to see it all. Thhe staff is very informative and professional.

Thank Robert3540
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I did not arrive at prime garden season and there had been a hard frost, what I saw allowed me to envision the garden at it's peak.

Thank jpbmn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Am embarrassed to admit I am a native North Carolinian and had NEVER been to JC Raulston...I know it's sad. However, now I'm hooked and will be back again and again! Typically, it's free but for "Moonlight in the Garden " event it's $20 -...More

1  Thank Soosun3916
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I have lived in NC for almost 20 years and I did not have any idea that this phenomenal, free attraction was available to the public. I am a plant lover and have paid admission to many gardens that did not compare to this site....More

Thank TrishMarti
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This place is great for taking pictures of birds, especially in the spring when all the flowers are blooming, you will also see the occasional red tailed hawk flying around just outage of the grounds.

Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Stopped here on October 4th, it was a little overcast but the sun was beginning to peak through the clouds when we had to depart. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to explore all of the gardens, spent an 1.5 hrs. There was so much...More

Thank Lindsay C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The gardens are well maintained and extensive. You can learn a lot about perennials and see different types of gardens.

Thank Anna Marie T
Reviewed 27 September 2017

If you can recognize plants and flowers, you will get a lot more out of your visit because some of the labels are hard to see. Nevertheless, you are able to see how different flower varieties share the same habitat and get an idea how...More

Thank Perkypaws
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The arboretum is easy to find and it has ample parking at the arboretum and along the street. The displays were very good and well presented. Very good signage left you with no doubt what plant you were seeing. A very good varied presentation of...More

1  Thank Lmira20
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and taking photographs of the unique flowers, arbor, and trees. I highly recommend the arboretum to photographers and families alike.

1  Thank Celia H
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Louisa C
5 February 2016|
Response from Lefty4751 | Reviewed this property |
Go south on Wake Forest Road to I440 westbound. Take exit 3 for NC 54/Hillsborough St. Turn left onto Hillsborough St. Turn right onto Beryl Road. Destination will be on your left.
1 May 2015|
Response from chris_glenn |
Pets (service animals excluded) are not allowed at the JC Raulston Arboretum, but guests may bring a picnic. Visitor etiquette information can be found on the JCRA's Web site at jcra.ncsu.edu. Pets are allowed at several... More