Garden Open for Twilight Thursdays this Summer

Our display gardens, Garden Shop, Daily Plant Sale, educational exhibit hall, and art gallery are open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays from June 2 to September 1. 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 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

Coming Soon: Sculpture in the Garden

The 34th annual Sculpture in the Garden will open on Sunday, September 18 and run until Sunday, December 4. Since 1988, Sculpture in the Garden has united the work of…

Fall Plant Sale: New Members’ System and More

Purchase southeastern native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, ferns, and native wildflower seeds grown at the NCBG nursery. This year, we’re implementing a new timed entry system for our Friday Members’ Sale to improve the Member experience.

Smooth Purple Coneflower Downlisted from Endangered to Threatened

In a shift that represents a significant milestone in the recovery of smooth purple coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reclassifying this southeastern native wildflower from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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.