JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522
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.
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. For information about our Gala, please visit our events calendar.
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.
Tours are available to the public free of charge every Sunday at 2:00 pm from March–October.
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.
It's Your Garden!