The JC Raulston Arboretum is located at 4415 Beryl Road in Raleigh, North Carolina 27606. Use this address to program your GPS device or use the directions below to help plan your visit. Please consider mapping your route prior to your departure using your favorite online mapping service.
Beryl Road Closed at Blue Ridge Road starting on October 25, 2023
Starting on October 25, 2023 the Blue Ridge Rd. intersections with Beryl Rd. and with Pylon Dr. will be closed for 6 weeks to accommodate new construction. If you are approaching the JC Raulston Arboretum from the south (e.g., Western Blvd. exit off of the I-440 beltline) then you can get to the arboretum by taking one of the following paths: 1) Western Blvd. to Gorman St. to Hillsborough St. to Beryl Rd.; 2) Western Blvd. to Method Rd. to Beryl Rd.; 3) Western Blvd. to Blue Ridge Rd. to Hutton St., to Pylon Dr. to Beryl Rd. The arboretum is most easily approached from the north by taking the Hillsborough St. exit off of I-440 and turning onto Beryl Rd. at the Waffle House near the Meredith College campus. (...more details here)
Blue Ridge Road / Hillsborough St. Intersection is closed starting October 24, 2022
Starting on Monday October 24, 2022, the intersection of Blue Ridge Road and Hillsborough Street will be closed. Access to Beryl Road from the Hillsborough St./Blue Ridge Rd. intersection will be permanently closed at this time too. Construction around these intersections is slated to take 2 years to complete. After construction is complete, Beryl Rd. and Hillsborough St. will have bridges passing over Blue Ridge Rd. JCRA visitors can still access Beryl Road from Hillsborough Street east of this intersection near Meredith College or from the south on Western Blvd. (to Blue Ridge Rd. to Hutton St. to Pylon Ave. to Beryl Rd.).
I-440 Widening Project
Interstate 440 is under construction near the JC Raulston Arboretum. Road closures aren't expected during the day, but they may happen from time to time. Traffic patterns will change perioically too. Please visit https://transportation.ncsu.edu/i-440-ncsu-updates/ for the latest updates. Conditions change on a daily basis so drive cautiously and expect the unexpected on Hillsborough St, Blue Ridge Rd., and Beryl Road.
From the West or from the Raleigh/Durham Airport
Take I-85/I-40 East to Raleigh. Merge onto Wade Avenue at exit #289. Take the third exit on the right and merge onto I-440. Take the Hillsborough Street exit (Exit 3). Turn left onto Hillsborough Street. Go through the first light and turn right at the second light (by the Waffle House) onto Beryl Road. Go over the railroad tracks, (bearing to the right) and continue straight ahead for about a half mile. The Arboretum's entrance is on the left shortly after Capitol City Lumber.
From the North
From I-440, take the Hillsborough Street exit (Exit 3). Turn left onto Hillsborough Street. Go through the first light and turn right at the second light (by the Waffle House) onto Beryl Road. Go over the railroad tracks, (bearing to the right) and continue straight ahead for about a half mile. The Arboretum's entrance is on the left shortly after Capitol City Lumber.
From the South
Take I-95 north to intersection of I-40. Take I-40 west to Raleigh. From I-440, take exit #293b (sign reads "To I-440 Wake Forest"). Exit road will split—take the first right to East I-440 Raleigh. Take exit 3 to Hillsborough Street. Go left onto Hillsborough Street one block to traffic light (by the Waffle House) and turn right on Beryl Road. Go over railroad tracks (bearing to the right) and continue straight ahead about a half mile. The Arboretum's entrance is on the left shortly after Capitol City Lumber.