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JC Raulston Arboretum



4415 Beryl Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606

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Welcome to JC Raulston Arboretum! When you arrive, you’ll find one of the most diverse collections of plants in the Southeast. This nationally acclaimed garden spans ten and half acres and features a variety of collections that contain over 11,132 plantings. If you’re interested in building out your garden, the Arboretum also offers the JC Raulston Plant Sale each year. Take a stroll through the space and you’ll also find various art structures that accompany the collection of plants.

See one of the most diverse collections of plants in the Southeast right in the heart of Raleigh at JC Raulston Arboretum. This nationally acclaimed garden is named after JC Raulston who arrived to teach at North Carolina State University in 1975. His idea to create an arboretum began when the first plant was rooted in 1976. Now spanning ten and a half acres, the Arboretum showcases more than just plants - throughout the land, you’ll find a variety of art structures to complement the various plant collections.