A Conservation Garden

Welcome to Our Garden!

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a "conservation garden." Our guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

The boardwalk at Mason Farm Biological Reserve is closed until further notice.

Visitor Info

  • Admission: Free to the public (though we welcome donations).
  • Directions: See our Getting Here page for directions, including public transit options.
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays and University Holidays
  • Maps: Display GardensPiedmont Nature Trails

Upcoming Events

Sculpture in the Garden

Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, December 9
Every fall the Garden hosts one of the Triangle's most anticipated art events: a juried outdoor exhibition of original sculptures by North Carolina artists. Sculpture in the Garden showcases dozens of works that emphasize the bond between art and nature. For more information about the show, the Preview Party, and this year's new Community Day, visit ncbg.unc.edu/sculpture.

BOOtanical: Pumpkins in the Garden

Friday, October 26; 5:30-8 p.m.
Fun for all ages! Bring a carved pumpkin and enter it into our 'best nature themed pumpkin' contest. Make your own natural potions, meet live critters, design a candy catapult, and create leaf art. Enjoy treats and prizes. Proceeds benefit the NCBG's Wonder Connection program for hospitalized children & teens. Buy tickets.

Jenny Elder Fitch Lecture: The Foodscape Revolution

Sunday, November 4; 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Reception and book-signing to follow
Visionary horticulturist Brie Arthur joins us for a presentation on her signature design technique of foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice that integrates edible and ornamental plantings to create beautiful and functional gardens. Working with everyone from home gardeners to public school systems, Brie is changing the way green spaces are designed and utilized. Encouraging everyone to think outside the box, Brie will discuss how pairing edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape increases biodiversity and adds purpose to underutilized, everyday spaces. Brie will highlight the best edible and ornamental planting combinations, and attendees will get a sneak peek of scenes from her next book, Gardening with Grains (January 2019), which shows how beautiful, sustainable, and easy it is to grow your own carbohydrates. Free. Register now.

To see more upcoming events and programs, click here.

Updated on April 05, 2017 at 09:18:43 am.