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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

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Address: 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
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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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We came for a Y Guide event and really enjoyed our program. The staff was pleasant and allowed the girls to ask questions on the tree walk. Great time planting on another task... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came for a Y Guide event and really enjoyed our program. The staff was pleasant and allowed the girls to ask questions on the tree walk. Great time planting on another task and then got to build a bird feeder. A great event!!

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to stop by when I'm waiting to pick up one of my children from an activity. I can walk through the gardens and enjoy the peace and quiet, while being around beautiful plants and trees.

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Cary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am biased. I interned at JCRA two summers with Dr. Raulston, tested plants and gave tours as a grad student, and now with 35 years of photography there I have also traveled widely to see hundreds of other gardens and arboreta. This one remains a gem because they do real botany, real horticulture, and real teaching to a very... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

remarkable display of amazing plants beautiful during every season don't miss the annual plant sale if you have a green thumb

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I love this place. I enjoyed it when I just had time to walk and enjoy a couple of times a year. Now that i have gotten more involved in classes, lectures and guided walks i enjoy it even more. Check out the programs for kids as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

North Carolina State University maintains a beautiful arboretum. It is lovingly cared for and I am grateful that they allow the public to wander the beautiful paths to admire the foliage

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Nice variety and selection of plants. Easy to access from Greenway, art museum and Neomonde. Good for gardening ideas and getting away from it all.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of the finest examples of horticultural/plants/trees exhibits in the Triangle. Owned and managed by NC State University.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We put off going to this garden for a while, because it was hard for me to get super excited about seeing an "arboretum" (which I took to mean "trees") when we live right here in the midst of the gorgeous Piedmont pine forests, which I see every day. However, we were at a loss as to what to do... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

If you are ever at a loss for something to do in Raleigh, don't miss these gardens. The design keeps an intimate feeling, even though you will certainly meet locals, visitors, and the occasional wedding party. Don't forget a camera, because the gardens will show you botanical gems, in eve9ry season.

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