I got lost close to where I am interning a couple of weeks ago in Raleigh, NC. I came across this gorgeous looking arboretum along my journey and finally had the chance to go today. It has been raining constantly so the first day that it was pretty outside, I was going to set out and visit this arboretum. They have spectacular views and gardens and trees and different climate-tolerant plants all in one area. Because North Carolina is in the middle of the north and south climate stations, gardens of all kinds can be grown simultaneously without compromising any of the plants or having to constantly move them around. There were volunteers and Botanists everywhere and it was just so peaceful. I will definitely be back. If you want to visit this arboretum while you are in the Raleigh/Durham area, here is their website: J.C. Raulston Arboretum.