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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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delightful and easy

this is a very nice, modest sized and well run facility. beautifully maintained with friendly volunteers and FREE. highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

this is a very nice, modest sized and well run facility. beautifully maintained with friendly volunteers and FREE. highly recommended.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The arboretum was very nice. It was a beautiful Saturday morning, but it wasn't very busy. You could take your time and go through the different areas. There was one section that was bare still, probably because it was early May. It looked like it will be really nice when everything is planted.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The free gardens at the JCR Arboretum were beautiful. We visited in May and the Irises and Peonies were in full bloom. It was wonderful to walk around the extensive themed gardens, smell the flowers and enjoy the warm weather. Wish I had brought a book to just relax in the shade for a while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been twice and both times it was Enjoyable. It has a Asian theme.. I saw a bride getting her photos taken..it's a prefect place for it. You have to check it out...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

What a lovely way to spend the day strolling through beautiful grounds with amazing plants and flowers. A nice getaway from the city hustling bustle.

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

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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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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