Note: The JCRA launched a new Web site on March 1. Please visit us at This site,, is no longer being updated.

Visitor Information

Mailing Address

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

Important Contact Information

General Information    Faye Koonce    (919) 515-3132
(919) 513-7457
Fax Number       (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 main campus. It is directly across the street from Capitol City Lumber Company.

For more detailed directions to the JC Raulston Arboretum, please click here.


April–October (Daylight Saving Time months)
8:00 AM–8:00 PM

November–March (Eastern Standard Time months)
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

*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 Calendar of Events.


There is no admission charge.


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.

Arrangements may be made for guided tours for your party by calling Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005. One month's notice is required.


Certain areas of the JCRA are available for wedding rentals, and must be reserved in advance. For more information, please view the online wedding information on this Web site or contact us at (919) 515-3132.

Visitor Guidelines

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Photographer Guidelines

Photographers are welcome at the JC Raulston Arboretum. We are pleased that you appreciate the beauty found in this tranquil garden setting. In order for this service to remain free and available to everyone, we ask that all photographers kindly comply with the following guidelines:

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Map of the JC Raulston Arboretum

Be sure to pick up a Visitors Guide in the Visitors Entrance pavilion to help guide yourself throughout the Arboretum's gardens and collections. An online Visitors Guide (PDF file or HTML) and an interactive Arboretum map are also available.

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