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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
919-515-3132
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Ranked #6 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden contains a wide variety of cold...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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Garner, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite graduating from NCSU and living in Raleigh for years before and after going to State I never even knew there was an Arboretum in Raleigh. It is tucked away right by the Vet School and Fair Grounds. It is a first rate Aboretum. I love spending a nice spring day walking around and taking in the foliage. I recommend... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is where we get our family photos ever year. There are so many great little nooks and crannies to it. And it is never crowded when I go…..Highly recommend to go by neomonde and get some food to go and then take it here to eat!

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Dresden, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a wonderful arboretum that is open 7 days a week. The area that it is in is quite industrial, and I couldn't help but wonder about the quality of the arboretum. Don't let this deter your visit! The grounds are thoughtfully planned and immaculate! We would love to go back when we have more time to explore the... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Visited the arboretum in May when so many flowers and plants were in full bloom. It was incredibly beautiful - so much so my husband thought it would be a beautiful venue for a wedding for one of our children. I hadn't been to the arboretum in a number of years. I will not let that happen again.

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Freedom, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

very peaceful walk, nice variety of flowers. Was there for a special event but wished we had more time to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to JC Raulston Arboretum and was very pleased to walk by the many gardens I could find there. My visit was in a mild saturday morning in May and I could not count 10 people there. This way, it seemed almost like a private garden. I was impressed with the lots of flowers they grow there and also... More 

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Raleigh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Probably the best time to visit is in the spring. They really have a lot of plants that can be easily grown in North Carolina, the staff is eager to answer any questions curious visitors may have.

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Apex, North Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

While the nearby Duke Garden attract more attention, this gem is known to locals and well worth seeking out. I decided to spend a Sunday here on one of the last warm weekends of the year. The gardens here are just simply stunning. Gardens here include a winter garden..Asian..and a white garden. They have one of the most comprehensive collections... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I could spend hours in here. This place is vastly educational and a great place to take engagement/wedding photos. There are places off to the side to read or relax and it's a great place to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon. Since it is ridiculously huge, allot some extra time in your day so you can get the full experience... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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73 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This arboretum is a beautiful place to go and relax, spend time with family and/or friends, or just appreciate the beauty of nature. There are so many small gardens within the arboretum. There is a Japanese garden, flower gardens, an urban garden, a rooftop garden and other gardens within the arboretum. There are so many beautiful places to enjoy here.... More 

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