Visiting the North Carolina Botanical Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Garden encompasses display gardens, an Education Center, and a number of natural areas, many of which are open to the public.


This part of our website primarily covers our main visitor site in Chapel Hill. ADMISSION IS FREE. We also manage many natural areas throughout the state, which are listed in the Gardens & Natural Areas section.


Weekdays, 8 am - 5 pm (administrative offices and exhibits open at 9 am, gift shop opens at 10 am);
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 1 - 5 pm (June - August, open to 6 on weekends)

Note: The Piedmont Nature Trails, Coker Arboretum, and Battle Park are open from Dawn to Dusk every day of the year. DOGS are not allowed anywhere in the display gardens (i.e., inside the fenced area). Leashed dogs are allowed on the Piedmont Nature Trails.

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