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.

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

Public Notice PW 889 PN 75481 (July 11,2019): Final Public Notice for the repair and replacement of gravel roads at Mason Farm Biological Reserve.

The boardwalk at Mason Farm Biological Reserve has been removed. We anticipate it will be replaced by late summer 2019. A permit, available at the Allen Education Center, is required to visit the Reserve. Please note visiting the Reserve may require fording a stream with your vehicle. Depending on the stream depth, crossing may be dangerous and prevent visiting the site. The crossing will be closed when the gage height is above five feet. Click here to check the gage height.

Upcoming Events

31st Annual Sculpture in the Garden

Preview Party: Saturday, September 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet the artists, get a first look at the show (and the first chance to purchase pieces), and enjoy refreshments at the Sculpture in the Garden Preview Party! Tickets are $30 per person. Get tickets >
Exhibit: September 15-December 8, 2019
Since its inception in 1988, Sculpture in the Garden has united the work of local artists with the curated landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden to create a stunning and novel way to experience sculpture, the natural world, and the relationship between the two. Free and open to the public during normal Garden hours. Read more >

Fall Plant Sale

Members' Night: Friday, September 27; 4-7:30 p.m.
Garden Members enjoy a special plant sale preview party on Friday evening with discount on plant purchases, live music, and refreshments. Free for members, and you can become a member at the door! Reception begins at 5 p.m.
Public Sale: Saturday, September 28; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Our annual Fall Plant Sale features nearly 200 species of native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, and ferns propagated right here at the NCBG nursery. Gardening with native plants supports biodiversity - your ecosystem will thank you!

To see upcoming events and programs, click here.

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