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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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We spent 2 very happy hours here!

While it was a hot summer's day, my wife and i arrived at 8:30 AM before the heat of the day to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ralph D
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Soul Refresher!

JCRA is a living institution in Raleigh, not too far from the NC State Fairgrounds. Verdant canopy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dix-sept
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden contains a wide variety of cold hardy temperate zone plants.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“japanese garden” (28 reviews)
“native plants” (5 reviews)
“plant life” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
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+1 919-515-3132
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$20 per adult
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"japanese garden"
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"native plants"
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"plant life"
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"roof garden"
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"garden lovers"
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"water features"
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"beautiful flowers"
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"nc state university"
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"different sections"
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"visitor center"
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"peaceful place"
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"street parking"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While it was a hot summer's day, my wife and i arrived at 8:30 AM before the heat of the day to walk through the Raulston Arboretum. Admission is free, and the experience is priceless. Acres of beautiful plantings take you through American, Asian and...More

Thank Ralph D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

JCRA is a living institution in Raleigh, not too far from the NC State Fairgrounds. Verdant canopy of trees from around the world, amazing assortment of sub-canopy plants, walking paths shady, sunny and lattice-covered, and a fountain rock-wall. Very helpful staff. Very convenient parking. Free...More

Thank Dix-sept
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large collection of plants and flowers with great trails to walk through it all. Best part of it is it's free. So put on your walking shoes and enjoy some beautiful nature.

Thank RedSox1967
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arboretum is free of charge. There is one guided tour a day but the plants are all marked so self guiding is possible. My children and I have gone several times so see how the plants and gardens have changed. The grounds are extensive....More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit and my husband’s second one. We spent more time to see the collections and learn more about them. I had a nice chat with one of the horticulturists and gained better appreciation of what is being accomplished there. It’s well...More

Thank Qtfish
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although labeled an "arboretum" there were lavish displays of flowers, shrubs, and other garden delights. Almost reminded me of a fine European garden. Worth a visit.

Thank BeyondDownton
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

What a wonderful place! The gardens are absolutely incredible. i didn't have a chance to see it all, but what I did take in was horticultural heaven.

Thank Michael Z
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This place is beautiful and peaceful despite the traffic noise from outside. There are not very many benches so on a busy day it may be hard to find a free one if you want to sit and relax, reflect, or read. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Alexa B
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Love it.Very educational for the variety of flowers. You can learn a lot and relaxing here , a good spot for family and couples.

Thank eggyaya
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Free admission to discover lots of plants - trees, bushes, flowers - native to NC. Great little get-away for a couple of hours for a nice stroll, pretty extensive collection of plants, also across from the State Fair Grounds where there is always weekend activities,...More

Thank Anthony H
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Louisa C
February 5, 2016|
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Response from Lefty4751 | Reviewed this property |
Go south on Wake Forest Road to I440 westbound. Take exit 3 for NC 54/Hillsborough St. Turn left onto Hillsborough St. Turn right onto Beryl Road. Destination will be on your left.
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canigot
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Pets (service animals excluded) are not allowed at the JC Raulston Arboretum, but guests may bring a picnic. Visitor etiquette information can be found on the JCRA's Web site at jcra.ncsu.edu. Pets are allowed at several... More
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