A Conservation Garden

Welcome!

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
  • The Garden Shop will be closed on Saturday, August 19 from 9AM to 1PM.

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.

Kick-off Lecture and Exhibit Reception
Seeds: Travelers through Time and Space with Amanda Faucette, NCBG Conservation Biologist.
Sunday, August 27 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Click here 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.

For Kids and Families!

Magic in the Garden
Saturday, September 23, 1-4 p.m.
Build a fairy or gnome home, explore carnivorous plants, discover our native caterpillars and magical metamorphosis, learn about seeds, and much more! Click here to register.

BOOtanical: Pumpkins in the Garden
Friday, October 27, 5:30-8 p.m.
A nature pumpkin carving contest along with pumpkin viewing, live critters, crafts and treats. Funds raised benefit the Garden's Wonder Connection program.

Fall Plant Sale

Members' Night - Friday, September 29, 4-8 p.m.
Public Sale - Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Choose from a wide variety of southeastern native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, and ferns at our annual sale, in addition to used books and native wildflower seeds. Click here to learn more.

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.

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

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