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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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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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Unleash your inner botanist

Love flowers and trees, then this is the pale for you. There are plants a plenty and the park is beautiful year round. Come alone or come with family and or friends. The parks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love flowers and trees, then this is the pale for you. There are plants a plenty and the park is beautiful year round. Come alone or come with family and or friends. The parks not huge but there are paths everywhere to explore. From full on sunny spots to tree covered walkways. One spot in particular you cannot miss is... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love beautiful and unusual plants, this is nirvana. Nestled alongside the hustle bustle of busy highways but ever so slightly off the beaten path, the Arboretum is a special hideaway where you will be surrounded by peace and beauty.

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Helsingborg,sweden
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We spent the afternoon at the arboretum. Even though it was October a lot of flowers and plants were blooming. Lots to walk on. Nice little restaurant/cafe on the grounds. Very peaceful place.

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Thank oregongirl62
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Arboretum is a lovely place for a stroll, especially if you'd like to see lots of cool flowers but don't want to put up with the crowds at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in the peak spring bloom. It's not as artistically done as Duke: its focus is more educational. They've got sections for most of the different NC... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

An amazing collection of plants in an easy-to-access garden layout. I love that something is in bloom here year round so there is always something to see, and ideas to take home for your own garden. Love it.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We enjoyed walking the gardens on Sunday- weather was pleasant. It's helpful that trees and shrubs are labeled. Still some blooms on roses and camellias. Children could run off some energy.

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

An excellent choice in N.C. gardens Great examples of what can be grown in N.C. Well maintained and laid out for easy viewing. Flowers for all seasons. Nice design.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a great place for a date or a walk with the family. Grounds are very well maintained and there are a number of different landscapes to enjoy. You'll be shocked how peaceful this area is given it's location right off of Hillsborough. Definitely worth a visit. Good place to bring parents visiting NC State, Meredith, or Peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I love plants and exploring gardens/parks etc so if you do as well this is great place to go during nice weather. Some of the outdoor area (where some of the trees are) can get muddy after a rain but other than that all the pathways were great. Highlights include: cacti and succulent terrace on second level (outdoors) including some... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

JC Raulston Arboretum is part of the Horticulture School at NCSU. It is great place just to view what you can grow in the Piedmont area - you will discover plants and trees and also have your questions answered about gardening. Great place for gardening ideas especially the perennial garden and the latch house. If you are thinking about water... More 

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