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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

#7 of 152 things to do in Raleigh Features Animals
4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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Beautiful Park in the heart of Raleigh

Located directly beside the fairgrounds/flea market this arboretum is a photographer's dream... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
via mobile
Entertaining and relaxing

Had an absolutely great time on a recent visit here. You can spend a short while experiencing all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
robert w
Orlando, Florida
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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.
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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
+1 919-515-3132
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located directly beside the fairgrounds/flea market this arboretum is a photographer's dream! Beautiful well maintained grounds that are free to get into. So many different shots different plants. It's a beautiful place to get creative, have a picnic, or go for a stroll. Bathrooms on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an absolutely great time on a recent visit here. You can spend a short while experiencing all the colorful and beautiful plants that will grow in this part of North Carolina. Not the largest or most elaborate arboretum I have experienced, but it is...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my niece's field trip and had so much fun!! Beautiful landscapes and of course beautiful flowers!! The scavenger hunt was so much fun with the kids! Everyone had a great time!!

Thank benjaminsY7314AQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely botanical garden that can easily take a 1/2 day to fully explore, or you can walk through quickly for an hour or so. Lots of nooks for picnics or hanging out places. Innovative ideas and plants to incorporate in your own garden.

Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been in Raleigh for 2 years before finding this gem. I love the mixture of hard landscape with the flowers. Even the toilet is an adorable built cottage. It was much larger than I expected and the gardens are well planned out. Great place to...More

Thank Karen1013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my SO here for a picnic and do not regret it. The place is very well maintained and has excellent flowers.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be admired by botanists and non botanists, this arboretum not too far from downtown Raleigh, is ideal even just for a walk to calm down the nerves

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Raleigh. I can hardly wait to return when the weather is a great deal cooler so my husband and I can take our time and enjoy all that there is too enjoy here. The grounds were...More

Thank bkhd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Raulston arboretum is a jewel in the crown of NC tourist sites and there is something new to see throughout the year. The signage and interpretative materials make for a pleasant way to learn about NC's native and non native plants.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Arboretum several times and have never been disappointed. It is a wonderful place to walk around, sit and relax, spend time with family and friends.

Thank stacey8171
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Louisa C
5 February 2016|
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.
1 May 2015|
Response from chris_glenn |
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