JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, Raleigh

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The JC Raulston Arboretum is a 10acre arboretum and botanical garden administered by North Carolina State University, and located at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. It is open daily to the public without charge.HistoryThe Arboretum was established in 1976 by the late Dr. James Chester "JC" Raulston (1940-1996).Plant collectionsIts plant collections now include over 6,000 total taxa of annuals, perennials, bulbs, vines, ground covers, shrubs, and trees, with significant collections of: Acer (maple)Aesculus (buckeye)Berberis (barberry)Buxus (boxwood)Cercis (redbud)ConifersIlex (holly)Magnolia (magnolia)Mahonia (grapeholly)Nandina (heavenly bamboo)Quercus (oak)Styracaceae (silverbell family)ViburnumWisteria
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  • One of the finest examples of horticultural/plants/trees exhibits in the Triangle. Owned and managed by NC State University. 
  • 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 gorg...  more »
  • 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 weddi...  more »