The Garden Shop

Our Education Center houses the Burke and Judy Davis Gift Shop, where you will find gardening, natural history, botany, and children's books for purchase, as well as plants, jewelry, educational toys, pottery and handicrafts by local artists. The Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.



Share your love for nature with our 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.


The Wildflower of the Year 2017 is the Eutrochium fistulosum, or Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed. Totes, t-shirts, and other apparel are now available.

Plants and Seeds

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We carry wildflower seeds, and an extensive selection of potted perennial wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and vines that are grown here in our own nursery. More information on our daily and bi-annual plant sales here.


Some of our favorite titles? "Bringing Nature Home" by Doug Tallamy, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide and, for beginners, Native Plants of the Southeast. Be sure to check out our books on nature journaling, carnivorous plants, horticulture therapy, introducing children to nature and more.

Featured title:

  • 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 February 08, 2017 at 12:07:09 pm.