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“Nice place for a quick visit”

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Ranked #7 of 155 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Part of the North Carolina State University, this eight-acre garden contains a wide variety of cold hardy temperate zone plants.
Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is not the biggest or nicest gardens I have ever been too, but it definitely is not the worst either. It's a very nice place to relax or picnic, but don't plan to be here a long time if you just want to walk through. It's pretty small and not a whole lot to see. A visit here would only take about 30 min. I was here for an event and was able to see everything on our lunch break. I would not make a special trip just to see the gardens in the future.

Thank rst86
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Great place for a picnic, collect your thoughts or simply enjoy the plantings. Have taken my children there for years. Hidden gem right inside the Capital city.

Thank Jill C
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

The Arboretum is beautiful; great for photographers, and anyone looking for a nice place to relax or read a good book.

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We always check out this garden when we are in Raleigh. The borders have been outstanding for a long time, and the renovations are looking good. You can be inspired by both the plants and the plantings. Note: no pets.

Thank jean9Sylva
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Est. as part of the university, but this free public arboretum is a treat for locals and visitors. Guided tours on the weekends. Local, native plants together with sections testing new cultivars, etc. Great venue for weddings. Handicapped accessible, free parking, etc make it good for everyone.

Thank SusanRaleigh
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