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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

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Address: 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: 919-515-3132
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Description: 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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DIVERSE BOTANICAL PARADISE

There are many areas to view with a broad variety of plants, many flowering during the walkway paths. There are plants that have been collected from all over the world to excite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are many areas to view with a broad variety of plants, many flowering during the walkway paths. There are plants that have been collected from all over the world to excite you to purchase some of the many specimines that are for sale in the shop.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place is awesome. I loved walking the paths and seeing all the different species of plants. I have been to another arboretum in NC and it can't compare to the JC Raulston Arboretum. The plants and the layout were beautiful. Even the bathroom facilities were stocked and clean. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this visit.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I think my wife could live here.....pretty cool displays of various native and nonnative plants and trees Great Asian garden has hosted weddings!! easy to get to off Hillsborough Street Excellent 1/2 day self walking tour in nature

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Southport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Arboretum has an unusual display of plants, with many new cultivars, and summer flower trials. Some plants were developed especially for North Carolina area. I have never seen so many types of Crape Myrtles, including a creeping one. The plants are all labeled. The place is very relaxing and they have many educational programs to offer. (The best time... More 

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asheville, nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

So much larger than I anticipated and lots to see. Even in very hot weather it was enjoyable. Lots of shade, open spaces for kids to run or play, places to sit and bathrooms.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This arboretum is run by NC State university and has a very diverse set of plants their brochure says close to 6,500 supposedly the most diverse amount of plants in the whole Southeast!. There is a lot to see here and the brochure guide and map is very helpful. Walking is easy and some of it is shaded. Especially impressive... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We've been here at least 5 times in the past 2-1/2 years., You can never get tired of visiting this place, because the different plants and trees bloom in different times. This is a great place to take photographs, and just walk around, admiring the gorgeous blooms, smelling the great aromas, and watching the bees busily carrying pollen around. There... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you have any interest at all with gardening, flowers, assorted plants, this is the place you need to visit in Raleigh. The grounds are professionally manicured, and just about any type of native species plant can be found here. The layout is exceptional, easy to get around, and plenty to see for a 2-3 hour trip. Highly recommend!

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Charleston SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing place. Don't miss the chance to see this garden. I visited UNC, and Duke but this was my favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Demonstration gardens. It is best to visit once a month all year so you can see what is going on. Use your observations to plan your own garden. There is something every month.

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