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

Upcoming Events

Discovering Magic in the Garden Family Festival
Saturday, April 7, 1-4 p.m.
Join us for a family-friendly celebration of spring and the Garden's natural wonders with fun, hands-on activities and nature play. Register Now.

Annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture
In the Footsteps of Spring: Retracing Naturalists Edwin Way Teale and John K. Terres
Sunday, April 15, 2:30-4 p.m.
John R. Harris retraces the paths of renowned naturalists Edwin Way Teale and John K. Terres, highlighting what's been lost and celebrating how much remains in these wild places. Book signing and reception follow lecture. Register Now.

Stroll into Spring Prelude Party
Preview to the Chapel Hill Garden Tour
Thursday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy the splendor of a Carolina spring during an evening at the Garden with beverages and light hors d'oeuvres. The Chapel Hill Garden Club will honor this year's hosts, and NCBG Director Damon Waitt will speak about future plans for the Garden and the relationship between the University and the town. Register now.

Spring Plant Sale & Festival
Saturday, May 12, 3-7 p.m.
Buy native plants from NCBG and other local vendors. Enjoy food trucks, music, kids' activities, and more! More information coming soon.

Carolina Moonlight Garden Party
Saturday, June 2, 6-9 p.m.
Join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year and prepare to dance the night away. Each year we celebrate a different region of North Carolina with signature drinks, food, and fun. More information coming soon.

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