The Garden Shop

Our Education Center houses the Garden Shop, where you will find a variety of gardening, natural history, botany, and children's books for purchase, as well as plants for your garden and many beautiful gift items.
Open 10 - 5 weekdays, 9 - 5 Saturdays, and 1 - 5 Sundays.



T-shirts, table linens sewn by local artists, jewelry, stationery, fine art prints, animal puppets, art for the garden, and more. Gift certificates are also available. Something for everyone on your list!


They're here! T-shirts with the 2015 NC Wildflower of the Year—fire-pink, Silene virginica. Great colors . . . what a wonderful gift!

Plants and Seeds

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We carry wildflower seeds, and an extensive selection—changing weekly—of potted perennial wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns, and vines (grown here in our nursery) are available for purchase every day. More information on plant sales.


Some of our favorite titles? "Bringing Nature Home" by Doug Tallamy, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide, books on nature journaling, and some delightful children's titles. Also among the many books we offer are several unique titles published by the Botanical Garden Foundation, the Garden's membership-based support organization:

  • Mary Coker Joslin's William Chambers Coker, Passionate Botanist tells the story of William Coker's lifelong interest in plants and his founding of the now historic Coker Arboretum on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus. The 197-page book is illustrated with historic photographs and delightful illustrations rendered by Sandra Brooks-Mathers.
  • A Haven in the Heart of Chapel Hill: Artists Celebrate the Coker Arboretum" (2004) is a feast for the eye. A tribute to the first 100 years of the Coker Arboretum, it includes stories about the Arboretum's evolution and descriptions of its natural history. These come alive amid historical photographs and color reproductions of fourteen area artists' renderings of Arboretum scenes and botanical specimens. (See sidebar at right.)
  • Chapel Hill and Elisha Mitchell the Botanist (1996) tells the hitherto unknown story of the nineteenth-century geologist's "botanizing" during his early decades in Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina. This well-documented study will be of interest to students of early American natural history as well as those curious about the foundations of the science curriculum at the University of North Carolina.

To order any of these titles from the Botanical Garden Gift Shop, please call the Garden Shop at 919-962-3065.

Updated on July 11, 2016 at 11:18:00 am.