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

Sculpture in the Garden

Preview Party: Saturday, September 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets >
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

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 >

Fall Plant Sale

Members' Night: Friday, September 28, 4-7:30 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.