Visitor Information

General Information

(919) 515-3132
(919) 515-5361

Arboretum Location

4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC 27606-1446

The JCRA is located in west Raleigh near the NC State Fairgrounds, two miles west of the NC State University's main campus. It is directly across the street from Capitol City Lumber Company.

Detailed directions are provided on this Web site.

Mailing Address

JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522


8:00 am–8:00 pm

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center*
Monday–Friday – 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Sunday – 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center*
Monday–Friday – 8:00 am–5:00 pm

*Buildings closed on state holidays

The JCRA grounds are open every day of the year. However, the Arboretum will be closed to the public on the first Sunday in May so we may hold our annual Gala in the Garden. The Arboretum is also closed for most of the day during Raulston Blooms! in early April. Please check our events calendar for dates, times, and details including information on how to register.


There is no admission charge, however, donations are encouraged.


Parking is free and is available in the Arboretum's paved lot and along Beryl Road. Please observe the no parking signs on Beryl Road.

Guided Tours

Tours are available to the public free of charge every Sunday at 2:00 pm from March–October.

Arrangements may be made for guided tours for your party by contacting Chris Glenn. One month's notice is required.


The JC Raulston Arboretum offers a variety of options for hosting group events, meetings, conferences, weddings, and parties. For more information, please review the rental information on this Web site or contact Faye Koonce.

Map of the JC Raulston Arboretum

Be sure to pick up a Visitor Guide inside and outside of the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center or the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center to help guide yourself throughout the Arboretum's gardens and collections.

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