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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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Unexpectedly fine gardens

Although labeled an "arboretum" there were lavish displays of flowers, shrubs, and other garden... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BeyondDownton
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Beautiful gardens

What a wonderful place! The gardens are absolutely incredible. i didn't have a chance to see it... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Michael Z
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“japanese garden” (28 reviews)
“white garden” (9 reviews)
“plant life” (4 reviews)
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4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-1457
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+1 919-515-3132
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Reviewed yesterday

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 28 April 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 27 April 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 30 March 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 27 March 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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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Not much to see, especially on a rainy February day. There were some trees in bloom but not much else to see. Keep in mind this is an Arboretum and not a Botanical garden. For that visit Sarah P. Duke Botanical garden.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a great place when the color is evident. We visited in February for a meeting and found the meeting room dated, cold and hard to hear/see in.

Thank hasullenger
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A perfect place to walk and look at the possibilities for your garden and landscape needs. The staff will answer any questions.

Thank Rickrdu
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is a unique and ever changing landscape of the infinite variety of plant life on the planet. Curators of the gardens are passionate about ensuring that each plant is correctly labeled, easily grown in this biome, and accessible. Public tours are offered each Sunday,...More

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This delightful garden on the edge of the NC State Campus is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. There are miniature cacti, manicured walkways, identified trees and flowers; it is beautiful and educational at once. We often go here while visiting our student...More

Thank Lynn8894
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Louisa C
5 February 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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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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