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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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Beautiful variety of flowers!

My boyfriend and I spent an afternoon walking around the park. There is a wide variety of plants... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Greenville, South Carolina
Beautiful Gardens and Nice Rooms

I went to this facility for a wedding reception. This was also the time of prom. They offer very... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Lathanette C
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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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

My boyfriend and I spent an afternoon walking around the park. There is a wide variety of plants and flowers and the grounds are well maintained. There are different areas of the park such as desert, rose garden, Japanese garden, etc which are all well...More

Thank emschulte
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I went to this facility for a wedding reception. This was also the time of prom. They offer very nice size rooms for receptions and you can bring outside caterers in. While waiting we walked around the area and there are nice flowers out during...More

1  Thank Lathanette C
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We've been here a few times now with my son, and I've returned and brought my mother as well. There are a large number of paths and areas to explore, plus great photography opportunities (in fact many people choose to get photos taken here). Great...More

Thank panthur
Reviewed 28 June 2016

JC Raulston Arboretum is always delightful to visit. It has a large expanse of trees, plants and flowers for all seasons. There is a lovely Japanese lath house along with color specific gardens. Plant tags identify most plants and they recently added signs with QR...More

Thank JDCnc
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The arboretum offers a number of gardens which showcase different plant types - everything from Asian gardens to plants typical of the southwestern US. There are walking paths leading from the classroom building that take you under heavy shaded areas. There you will find a...More

Thank Two_Intrepid_Souls
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The entrance is right off the highway and it doesn't give you time to set any expectation. A short walk from the parking lot, you start to see the carefully tended gardens. Befitting it teaching role, most of the shrubs, trees and plants are clearly...More

Thank NJTravellingfool
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I love to go here each season to be part of the changes in our lovely weather. Each area is different and well planned. It a nice place to take a breath.

Thank lovepasta25
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The JC Raulston Arboretum is a really beautiful garden on 10 acres of land. They take fabulous care of the grounds and also use some of the land for research studies. It was just a fascinating place to tour and learn all about its history....More

1  Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Very well tended - helpful staff - very pleasant way to spend 1-2 hours. Well laid out - a cross between an arboretum and gardens - definitely worth an hour or so - not world class but a fun time

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a great spot to wander and get lost....the trees apnd flowers are amazing and they made an absolutely fantastic backdrop for our engagement photo's! I would go back just to wander around and enjoy the place.

Thank Kate M
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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