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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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The White Garden

This park is legendary. If you love flowers, this is the place to go! In the spring, the White Garden is filled with all white flowers, trees, and foliage. It also has a white... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This park is legendary. If you love flowers, this is the place to go! In the spring, the White Garden is filled with all white flowers, trees, and foliage. It also has a white gazebo that is really nice to have lunch under, if available.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice garden, with a huge variety of plants and trees. great if you want to see what something will look like once it's grown, before you plant it at home. They have a great education dept too for kids.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

wespot we took graduation photos there. Loved the signs telling us what the plants were. I even bought some unique varieties.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We try to visit the Arboretum whenever we are in the area. They always have interesting plants, well labeled. The Japanese garden is small, but nicely done. The visitor's center has a map that you can follow when walking through the various gardens. Daffodils, quince....beautiful blooms in late April. Very relaxing and well done.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have lived in Raleigh many years; but today was my first visit here. i found out ther was an egg hunt for all ages here this week for Easter in which you looked for the brightly painted wooden eggs throughout the aboratoreum and scrambled the word to get a prize. We wandered through all of the areas and it... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place has so many scenic areas of natural beauty that vary in plant life, from the unique and gorgeous trees and surrounding foliage to the rose gardens, the Japanese garden, the rooftop and succulents... a great visit for anyone who loves to be outside and enjoy plant life in the shade or sun.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It is an Arboretum but has a fantastic collection of plants. Also some interesting outdoor art. Rental space available for meetings and parties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Spend the day walking around and viewing all the different gardens! Bring a book, picnic lunch and your camera to enjoy in its fullest! Highly recommend it!

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Front Royal, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Not a large arboretum but a nice walk and a great place for a picnic. Plenty of shady spots on warm summer days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited here on a chilly but sunny day in December and loved it! Went for the poinsettia show, which was fun, then walked the grounds. It was so beautiful, even this time of year. I can only imagine how gorgeous it is in the spring! Creative gardens and displays. Extremely impressed.

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