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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

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Address: 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
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Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden...

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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Spring Open House for NCSU CALS Ag Foundation

One of the finest examples of horticultural/plants/trees exhibits in the Triangle. Owned and managed by NC State University.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the finest examples of horticultural/plants/trees exhibits in the Triangle. Owned and managed by NC State University.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We put off going to this garden for a while, because it was hard for me to get super excited about seeing an "arboretum" (which I took to mean "trees") when we live right here in the midst of the gorgeous Piedmont pine forests, which I see every day. However, we were at a loss as to what to do... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

If you are ever at a loss for something to do in Raleigh, don't miss these gardens. The design keeps an intimate feeling, even though you will certainly meet locals, visitors, and the occasional wedding party. Don't forget a camera, because the gardens will show you botanical gems, in eve9ry season.

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We've been back a few times to Raulston Arboretum, and as the seasons progress, you have a new experience each time. It's a great mix of full-on intense landscaping experience, with an obvious teaching/research component. I think you can do a quick walk-around in 45 minutes, but many will want to spend much longer. Not to pit one attraction against... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this place for a December visit. We drove by various UNC agriculture college buildings and that was fun too. The Japanese garden installation is really peaceful and authentic.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A great place to take a stroll through when you need to talk a walk after a busy day. Came here a few times with my wife when we were dating and still like to walk through it when we're in the area. Have fun! Take a walk through and take it all in!

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My daughter took me to the Arboretum and I didn't expect such a wide variety of trees and plants. Everything seemed so well displayed and manicured. Beautiful!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Just visited Raulston again in early November, figuring to see what unusual colors of leaf-turn might be enjoyed from the huge variety of native NC and worldwide plantings and loved it as always. Surprised to see so many blooming shrubs and floral gardens this late in the year, but then again Raulston never disappoints. Still lots of color even as... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife and I visit gardens when we travel. Usually when you see the name Arboretum, it means trees. But do not be confused. This is really a Botanical Garden. It has a large variety of plants, trees and flowers. Most importantly for us it has a nice rose garden. There is no charge and if you like gardens, put... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

No matter the season, there is something of interest in the arboretum. I dont have the chance to get to programs but I imagine they are good too

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