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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  • Just visited Raulston again in early November, figuring to see what unusual colors of leaf-turn might be enjoyed from the huge variety of native NC and worldwide plantings and loved it as always. Surp...  more »
  • My wife and I visit gardens when we travel. Usually when you see the name Arboretum, it means trees. But do not be confused. This is really a Botanical Garden. It has a large variety of plants, trees ...  more »
  • No matter the season, there is something of interest in the arboretum. I dont have the chance to get to programs but I imagine they are good too