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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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Unbelievable gardens!!!

I have lived in NC for almost 20 years and I did not have any idea that this phenomenal, free... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Asheboro, North Carolina
Great for taking pictures of birds

This place is great for taking pictures of birds, especially in the spring when all the flowers are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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

1  Thank Lmira20
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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

1  Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

1  Thank Sct_12
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

1  Thank Bostr002
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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