Visitor Information

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.

Hours


April 1st through September 30th

Garden Visitation & Bobby Wilder Visitor Center
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am–4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am–7:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 am–7:00 pm

Office Hours
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am–4:30 pm

Office is closed during state holidays and university closures


October 1st through March 31st

Garden Visitation & Bobby Wilder Visitor Center
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am–4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Office Hours
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am–4:30 pm

Office is closed during state holidays and university closures


The JCRA grounds are open every day of the week throughout the year including holidays. However, entrance to the Arboretum is limited to Raulston Blooms! attendees for most of the day on the last Saturday in April. Please check our events calendar for dates, times, and details including information on how to buy tickets.

Guidelines for Your Visit

Please review the Arboretum's visitor guidelines and photographer guidelines prior to your visit.

Admission

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

Parking

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.

Accessibility

The JCRA's gardens are handicapped accessible via wide paths of various materials that are suitable for wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. The A. E. Findley Rooftop Garden is ADA-accessible. Wheelchairs or strollers can access the Education Center, Visitor Center, Rose Garden and The Necessary at McNeel Corner. Paths throughout much of the JCRA are not paved, but are partially accessible, ground conditions permitting.

Wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact the staff in the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center or Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center when you arrive. If you have questions about accessibility while planning your visit, please contact the garden at jcra-events@ncsu.edu or 919-515-3132.

No pets, emotional support, or therapy animals allowed. We welcome service animals.

Guided Tours and Field Trips

Guided tours for adults and field trips are available year-round when arranged one month in advance. Tour are $5.00 per person ($50.00 minimum per tour).

Request a Tour or Field Trip

Rentals

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 the JCRA's rental coordinator at jcrarentals@ncsu.edu.

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. Or you can use our online map.

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