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JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University

  • 4415 Beryl Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27606

Internationally recognized as one of the premier collections of trees and shrubs, this stunning garden displays more than 6,000 different types of plants from around the world. Stroll through numerous themed gardens, extensive plant collections and more. Free admission. Hours: Daily, 8am-8pm (except Nov.-Mar., 8am-5pm).


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:


Rates & Parking
  • Type of Parking: Surface Lot
JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 3
  • Total Sqft.: 1,960
  • Largest Room: 1,960
  • Theatre Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 400
  • Ceiling: 30
  • Floorplan: View/Download File
  • Space Notes: Gardens at the JC Raulston Arboretum offer stunning settings with world-famous plant collections as a backdrop for your special event. Each outdoor event location offers its own unique ambiance and features. Outdoor garden venues are available to rent seven days a week, including holidays, from sunrise to sunset.
  • Description: Work, celebrate, and mark life's important moments and passages surrounded by nature in a year-round garden when you rent a JC Raulston Arboretum venue with a view. The Arboretum is a memorable gathering spot for groups of all sizes with both indoor and outdoor settings. Whether you are hosting a wedding, conference, meeting, party, or other occasion, the Arboretum is dedicated to making your event a memorable one. Schedule a site visit by emailing
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Ruby McSwain Education Center (Room 105) 23 X 30   30     690.00     50     30         50     No  
Ruby McSwain Education Center (Room 107) 20 X 30   30     600.00     50     30         40     No  
Ruby McSwain Education Center (Room 109) 30 X 30   30     900.00     60     48         75     No  
York Auditorium (Rooms 105,107 and 109) 28 X 70   30     1960.00     200     82     144     200     View  
10 Uncovered Garden Spaces X       29160.00     200     200     400     400     View  

Moonlight in the Garden 2017

  • November 09, 2017 - November 18, 2017
  • Address: 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Moonlight in the Garden is making an exciting return at the JC Raulston Arboretum! For the second time in over a decade, the JCRA will open its doors ... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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