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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  • There is something really calm-inducing about wandering through this diverse range of plants from so many countries. And it's free!  more »
  • What a hidden gem for Raleigh! The gardens and paths are well laid out, but on the back of the arboretum, the area becomes much less formal, and you feel like you are actually in the middle of a worki...  more »
  • Beautiful at any time of the year - you will enjoy this place. Easy to get to, free and educational. Bring a lunch anf family and enjoy.  more »

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