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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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Lovely gardens and plant collections

While the gardens and plant collections are lovely, the acreage (10 acres) is rather small for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
slowee08
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Carrboro, North Carolina
Out of the way but worth the trip for a beautiful arboretum

Pathways lead you through the Asian section, Japanese garden, roof garden, rock gardenn and much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roland K
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Fairlee, Vermont
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the gardens and plant collections are lovely, the acreage (10 acres) is rather small for a city the size of Raleigh, in my opinion. But if you live nearby or visiting in Raleigh and want to go somewhere quiet where you can stroll, then...More

Thank slowee08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pathways lead you through the Asian section, Japanese garden, roof garden, rock gardenn and much more. Everything is well labeled and informative.

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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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 10 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
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Louisa C
5 February 2016|
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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.
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canigot
1 May 2015|
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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
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