Gardens and Natural Areas Open

Our main display gardens are open normal hours, along with our Garden Shop, Daily Plant Sale, educational exhibit hall, and art gallery. Masks are required indoors.

Our other gardens and nature preserves (including Coker Arboretum, the Piedmont Nature Trails, Battle Park, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, and Parker Preserve) are also open, dawn to dusk, every day.

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.

News from the Garden

New Virginia Gems in the Herbarium

By Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium A few weeks ago, Herbarium director Alan Weakley and I received an email from a colleague in Virginia offering some plant specimens for the Herbarium. “It’s a small batch of interesting taxa, mostly things out of a personal herbarium I’ve kept over the years. I plan to…

Daniel Meyers wins Couch Award in Biology

By Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium The Couch Award is given to a senior biology major with interests in plant biology who has demonstrated the highest ideals of scholarship and research. The 2021 winner of the Couch Award in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biology Department is Daniel Meyers. He…

Celebrate Earth Week with Edible Campus!

Edible Campus UNC is celebrating Earth Week by offering a new video each day, highlighting things students (and others!) can do to show the planet some love. Check back every day, April 19-23, for a new video, and check out last year’s video celebration, too! Edible Campus UNC is a program of the North Carolina…

Show Your Support for the Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation is the non-profit (501 [c][3]) membership organization that supports the North Carolina Botanical Garden, its mission, and its programs, Show your support for the Garden by joining the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.