Visitor Information

General Information

Phone: (919) 515-3132
Fax: (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

Temporary COVID-19 Hours

Open Monday–Friday
12:00 pm–4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center*
Monday–Friday – 12:00 pm–4:30 pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center*
Monday–Friday – Closed
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

*Buildings are closed on state holidays

The JCRA grounds are open Monday thbrough Friday throughout including holidays. However, entrance to the Arboretum is limited to Raulston Blooms! attendees for most of the day on the first or second Saturday in April. Please check our events calendar for dates, times, and details including information on how to buy tickets. The Visitor Center and McSwain Center are closed on state holidays.


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 and Field Trips

At this time, the Sunday tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

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 completing our Tour and Field Trip request form. One month's notice is required. Please note that private tours and field trips are suspended due to COVID-19, however, we are accepting requests for future visits.


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

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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