Per UNC policy, masks are still required indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Please bring a mask with you when you visit!

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

Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As public facing institutions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and North Carolina Botanical Garden believe it is essential to create inclusive environments and empower individuals who have unique perspectives. By embracing our collective similarities and differences, we enrich the quality and scope of…

Enchantress along the Eno

By Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium On a recent Sunday in June, my husband and I decided to take a walk at the Confluence Natural Area.  We arrived at the Confluence at about 9 a.m., before the heat and humidity soared, and walked the shady trails until just past noon. Located in central…

New Entrance Walk and Breezeway Unveiled

We are thrilled to announce that our Bob and Molly Broad Entrance Walk and Sara Waitt Breezeway are now open to the public! Together with our new sign wall on Fordham Boulevard, this marks the completion of a multi-year entranceway master plan to increase the Garden’s visibility, improve the visitor experience, and elevate our entrance landscapes.

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.