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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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No arboretum in the Carolinas could be Finer

The arboretum is easy to find and it has ample parking at the arboretum and along the street. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pleasant stroll; photography opportunity

I thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and taking photographs of the unique flowers, arbor, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Celia H
Smithfield, Virginia
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Lmira20
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Celia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this arboretum! I don't own a house but if I did and I were looking for landscaping ideas, I would definitely go here. It's beautifully landscaped and full of unique ideas. Tim, the main research tech, is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about plants...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go anytime of the year and enjoy what is blooming at the time of your visit! Best part it is free and fun for the entire family. You can even bring a picnic with you if you want lots of green places to...More

Thank Sct_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take a walk and look at the beautiful gardens. A good place to get some fantastic photos.

Thank Bostr002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful quiet and next trip I need to go earlier in the year in spring it must be fantastic . We really enjoyed it spent 2 hrs there and didn't even see it all.

Thank ElaineCarolRoman
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Located directly beside the fairgrounds/flea market this arboretum is a photographer's dream! Beautiful well maintained grounds that are free to get into. So many different shots different plants. It's a beautiful place to get creative, have a picnic, or go for a stroll. Bathrooms on...More

Thank eac1196
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had an absolutely great time on a recent visit here. You can spend a short while experiencing all the colorful and beautiful plants that will grow in this part of North Carolina. Not the largest or most elaborate arboretum I have experienced, but it is...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went with my niece's field trip and had so much fun!! Beautiful landscapes and of course beautiful flowers!! The scavenger hunt was so much fun with the kids! Everyone had a great time!!

Thank benjaminsY7314AQ
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Lovely botanical garden that can easily take a 1/2 day to fully explore, or you can walk through quickly for an hour or so. Lots of nooks for picnics or hanging out places. Innovative ideas and plants to incorporate in your own garden.

Thank Tammy K
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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