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. Per UNC policy, masks are now optional 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 Edition Released: Flora of the Southeastern U.S.

This month, Alan Weakley, along with Michael Lee and the greater Southeastern Flora Team, released the 2022 edition of the Flora of the Southeastern United States (FSUS), including 90 new keys, 700 new taxa, an expanded geographic range, and more.

Garden Honors Larry Mellichamp with Flora Caroliniana Award

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is proud to award Larry Mellichamp with the Flora Caroliniana Award. Mellichamp is the seventh person to receive this honor, given for enthusiasm and service to the preservation, restoration, and appreciation of the natural world around us.

A River Runs Around It: Restoring the Rare Flora of Penny’s Bend

Two hundred million years ago, before birds existed, or bees, or wildflowers, molten rock seeped into cracks below the surface of what’s now Durham, North Carolina.

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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.