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

Due to inclement weather, the Garden is closed on Friday, January 21.

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

2022 Wildflower of the Year

We are excited to share downy woodmint (Blephilia ciliata), a lovely native perennial in the mint family, as the 2022 Wildflower of the Year. Similar in appearance to its mint family relatives like bee balms (Monarda spp.), downy woodmint is a clump-forming perennial up to two feet tall, but it spreads slowly and won’t become aggressive like other mint species sometimes do.

The Future of Conservation Forum

The Future of Conservation Forum will bring together key experts on conservation and resilience from all over North Carolina. We will share information and work together to protect our natural…

You Can Help Expand Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve

Did you know the North Carolina Botanical Garden stewards over 1,100 acres of garden and conservation areas? Some of these are well known, like our display gardens, Coker Arboretum, and…

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.