Display Gardens Open

Our main display gardens in Chapel Hill are open normal hours. We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone.

Nature Trails Open

Our nature trails and preserves remain open, including the Piedmont Nature Trails, Battle Park, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Parker Preserve, and Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve.

Stuck at Home, Not Stuck Inside

Looking for things to do in and around your home? From gardening tips to citizen science activities to reading lists, we've got you covered.

Not Stuck Inside: Kids Edition

Looking for things to do in and around your home with kids? Find citizen science opportunities and other nature activities geared for kids

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

Entry Walk Under Construction

If you visit our display gardens in the next few months, you’ll notice some construction underway. We’re making improvements to the main entrance walkway from our parking lot down to the Allen Education Center. Both the walkway and breezeway will be paved, stone seating will be installed, and more.

Jesse Mason Cemetery and the History of the Garden

On November 17th, Ken Moore led a field trip of North Carolina Botanical Garden tour guides and a few community members to the Jesse Mason Cemetery, just within the boundary of the Chatham County line near its intersection with Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties.

Herbarium Student Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Dan Meyers, a senior biology major and the Mary McKee Felton Intern at the Herbarium, was inducted in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. Fewer than 1% of college students qualify.

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.