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

2023 NC Wildflower of the Year

In 2023, we’re celebrating buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), a large deciduous shrub that occurs throughout central and eastern North America in swamps, depressional wetlands, and along the banks of streams, rivers, and lakes.

You still have time to make a gift in 2022: End of Year Giving

You have an important role in preserving the habitat gardens, plant collections, natural areas, and educational programming of the North Carolina Botanical Garden for future generations. If you are able,…

Planting Native Seedlings at Penny’s Bend

Last month, our conservation department, joined by staff from the NC Plant Conservation Program and volunteers, planted 700 native seedlings as part of ongoing restoration efforts at Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve.

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.