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 main Garden at 100 Old Mason Farm Road will resume normal operations at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18. Mason Farm Biological Reserve is closed until further notice. Please use caution on all nature trails and boardwalks.

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

Preview Party: Saturday, September 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. POSTPONED
Exhibit: Sunday, September 16 - Sunday, December 9
Community Day: Sunday, October 14, 2-4 p.m.
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.

Outdoor Film Screening at Forest Theatre: A Plastic Ocean

Thursday, September 20, 7-9 p.m.
Join us for an outdoor film screening of the documentary A Plastic Ocean at the historic Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill! In addition to the film, this zero-waste event will feature refreshments and a raffle of sustainable products. Tickets are $5 per person. Get tickets >

Harvest Moon Celebration with Edible Campus UNC

Monday, September 24; 6-7:30 p.m.
An evening to celebrate the fall season of harvest in the Edible Campus gardens across campus and the vibrant food cultures of our region. We will hear the stories, songs, and spoken word, of local food heroes and social justice activists and celebrate the next generation of food leaders. This year's event will feature Vimala Rajendran of Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe, Spring Council of Mama Dip's, Cecilia Polanco of So Good Pupusas, among others. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the Facebook Event for more information, and register in advance here.

Fall Plant Sale

Members' Night: Friday, September 28, 4-7:30 p.m. Reception starts at 5 p.m.
Public Sale: Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Our Fall Plant Sale exemplifies conservation gardening at its best. All of the more than 170 species of southeastern native plants offered for sale have been propagated in our own growing operation. Garden Members enjoy a special plant sale preview party on Friday evening with discount on plant purchases, live music, and refreshments. For more information, visit ncbg.unc.edu/fall-plant-sale.

To see more upcoming events and programs, click here.

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