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

Saving Our Seeds Exhibition

August 27 - December 22
Discover the importance of seeds to our daily lives, ecosystem restoration, rare plant conservation, and more. Click here for a list of programs and to register.

Sculpture in the Garden

September 17 - December 10
The North Carolina Botanical Garden hosts its 29th annual outdoor exhibition of works by North Carolina artists. Free and open to the public during regular hours.

Sculpture in the Garden Preview Party
Saturday, September 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet the artists, vote for the People's Choice award, make early purchases, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and live music at this private party. Click here to purchase tickets.

Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture: Seeing Seeds

Sunday, November 5, 2:30 p.m.
Teri Chace, author of Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods and Fruit, takes us on a tour of seeds—what they look like, what they do, and how they do it, as they work towards their astounding goal of self-replication. Teri will also discuss the techniques used for the book's stunning photos by Robert Llewellyn. Click here to register.

Winter in the Garden: Holiday Festival

Saturday, December 9, 5-9:00 p.m.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the season and enjoy the peaceful holiday splendor of the Garden as we celebrate the end of the year with luminarias, native plant greenery, holiday music, food for purchase, and good cheer. $10 per adult, $5 per child age 12 and under. Click here to learn more and purchase your tickets.

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