JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, Raleigh

(4.8/5 based on 240 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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...  more »
  • remarkable display of amazing plants beautiful during every season don't miss the annual plant sale if you have a green thumb  more »
  • 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 ...  more »