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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Address: 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: 919-515-3132
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Ranked #6 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Garner, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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