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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

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Address: 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: +1 919-515-3132
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was a delightful surprise. Beautiful gardens with knowledgeable person at Visitors Center with small gift shop. It took just about an hour to comfortably explore this lovely garden. And no entry fee!

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Benson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

One of my favorite gardens around. Beautifully maintained and a lot of variety of plants. The grounds are simply beautiful. I highly recommend getting on their email list for events and the plant sales especially. Spring and summer are my favorite times to visit but we go there during the fall and winter too. Check it out, a great place... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Not really that into trees and flowers but these gardens were beautiful. A very relaxing place with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the beauty.

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North Canton, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

we love to visit arboretums and this one was special. many plants and trees, all with name tags. It is part of NCU. Many workers there and students. If you like gardening and landscaping, I would recommend it.

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