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JC Raulston Arboretum

A couple of weekends ago, I spent the afternoon strolling through the gardens at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

And it was heavenly.

JC Raulston Arboretum

JC Raulston Arboretum flowers

JC Raulston arboretum-collage

JC Raulston arboretum flower collage

JC Raulston Arboretum gardens

JC Raulston Arboretum Scree and Xeric Gardens

Scree and Xeric Gardens

JC Arboretum Annual Color Trials

Annual Color Trials

Because the Arboretum is a living laboratory for NC State University, the over 5,000 plants are carefully grown and evaluated in order to be improved upon.

But I’m plenty pleased with how they look now! :)


About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. Such a beautiful place! Would love to visit and see all the flowers.

  2. Wow! So beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful place!

  4. the flowers are beautiful!

  5. Very nice!

  6. Oh wow! Such gorgeous pictures!