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.

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Visitor Info

  • Admission: Free to the public (though we welcome donations).
  • Directions: See our Getting Here page for directions, including public transit options.
  • Weekdays: 8 am - 5 pm (Offices and exhibits open at 9 am; Gift Shop opens at 10 am)
  • Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm (6 pm from June-August)
  • Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm (6 pm from June-August)
  • Note: The Garden is open on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, 2016.

Questions about gardening?

Visit our Green Gardener Clinic! A garden curator, trained volunteer, or Orange County Master Gardener is available every weekday from noon to 2 pm at the Green Gardener Desk in the Education Center (central building). You may also call (919-962-0522) at that time with your gardening/plant questions. Or, fill out and submit this FORM with your question.

James & Delight Allen Education Center

Education Center

The Garden's James & Delight Allen Education Center was dedicated on Oct 12, 2009. This Platinum level (LEED) green building was funded with private contributions from people like you! Please become a member of the Botanical Garden Foundation and support our efforts to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature: Make a Gift.

The Botanical Garden is a Campus Sustainability Partner and a founding member of the Center for Plant Conservation.

Updated on October 20, 2016 at 03:57:24 pm.