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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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Great place to see flowers

If you enjoy beautiful scenery and beautiful flowers of all types this is the place for you. Great for photography enthusiasts also

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy beautiful scenery and beautiful flowers of all types this is the place for you. Great for photography enthusiasts also

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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to visit this beautiful garden every time I am in the Raleigh area. It is different with every season, but I really like it in the spring

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Creedmoor
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful! If you're looking for a great place to take the kids or family, or a couple's outing I highly recommend coming here. There is lots to see and the blooming flowers are mesmerizing! If you have time for a picnic, they have a lawn area with some of the greenest grass I have ever seen,... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to walk through the arboretum at a leisurely pace in about an hour. We just missed many of the daffodils blooming. However a lot of the other items currently blooming were rhododendron, Japanese camellia and viburnum bushes. There is a small parking lot only. On our visit we needed to park on the street. It is free... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family usually visit during the spring. I had a wonderful time just walking the trails and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank BPncsu
Philadelphia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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Reviewed 4 March 2017

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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Reviewed 16 February 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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Reviewed 14 February 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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