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JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh

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JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina NC

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It's lovely to check out the flowers at JC Raulston Arboretum, a ten acre garden in Raleigh! There are many large multi-colored flowers which makes this garden unusual. Bright splashes of color, such as wide plantings of Phlox, make the garden a delight. There are plenty of empty patches too, so it is a work in progress, but the wonderful flowers make up for this. Down the center of the garden is a hard-packed, sunny dirt path. On either side, you must venture into some unpaved grassy areas, or walk on stepping stones through the garden areas. There is a rose garden (come in mid-May) which is oddly bare in the middle but gorgeous around the edges with roses in big bunches and climbing up arches. A desert garden has cactus and bright flowers. The white garden is lovely with its white flowers. There are large grassy areas where events can take place. Most of the gardens in the Research Triangle are under forest trees, but this garden is on cleared land. 
After, stroll around the NC State University campus (five minutes drive away) or check out the North Carolina Museum of Art (eight minutes drive away). 
For another wonderful garden nine minutes drive away, visit WRAL Azalea Garden. And of course visit the world-class Sarah P. Duke Gardens with its lovely flower terraces and lakeside allees.
The garden organizes spring day trips to different locations nearby. Check their website for more information.

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Even the flowers in the parking lot are gorgeous!
Even the flowers in the parking lot are gorgeous!
Sweet flowers.
Sweet flowers.
Maple.
Maple.
Yellow roses and pink roses on the same bush!
Yellow roses and pink roses on the same bush!
White peony with yellow center.
White peony with yellow center.
Incredible deep pink peonies.
Incredible deep pink peonies.
Variegated winter daphne.
Variegated winter daphne.
Dark pink peonies catching the light.
Dark pink peonies catching the light.
Golden rockrose along a fence.
Golden rockrose along a fence.
Exquisite dark pink roses and blue sky.
Exquisite dark pink roses and blue sky.
Slovak Prince tall bearded iris.
Slovak Prince tall bearded iris.
Slovak Prince iris!
Slovak Prince iris!
More large dark pink flowers!
More large dark pink flowers!
Grandiflora roses.
Grandiflora roses.
Petals on the ground!
Petals on the ground!
Happy Trails foamflower, so glossy, and look at the heart-shaped outlined leaves!
Happy Trails foamflower, so glossy, and look at the heart-shaped outlined leaves!
Gazebo in the garden.
Gazebo in the garden.
Dainty hanging flowers.
Dainty hanging flowers.
Looking through an arbor toward the gazebo.
Looking through an arbor toward the gazebo.
Ice lavender flowers.
Ice lavender flowers.
Tents set up for an event.
Tents set up for an event.
Decorated tree!
Decorated tree!
Little blue building with steep roof.
Little blue building with steep roof.
Purple and white bell flowers.
Purple and white bell flowers.
Blue tiled area.
Blue tiled area.
Looking past spring flowers toward event tents.
Looking past spring flowers toward event tents.
Bench, fir tree, and arches for roses.
Bench, fir tree, and arches for roses.
Rose garden.
Rose garden.
Vibrant icy lavender flowers and rose garden.
Vibrant icy lavender flowers and rose garden.
Intricate roses.
Intricate roses.
Flowers in the white garden.
Flowers in the white garden.
Cactus garden.
Cactus garden.
Little balls.
Little balls.
Blue sky and flowers.
Blue sky and flowers.
Yellow and pink!
Yellow and pink!
Pink splash.
Pink splash.
Rose garden!
Rose garden!
Arches in the rose garden.
Arches in the rose garden.
Magenta dianthus.
Magenta dianthus.
Flower beds.
Flower beds.
Tansy and salvia.
Tansy and salvia.
 

Directions

JC Raulston Arboretum is located at 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606. There is free parking in the lot and along the road. Entrance to the garden is free. Open 8-8 in summer (Apr-Oct) and 8-5 in winter (Nov-Mar).

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