Note: The Garden's indoor spaces, Garden Shop, and Daily Plant Sale are now open. Please wear a mask indoors, keep your distance, and observe capacity limits.

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

Orchids: Masters of Deception

by R. Haven Wiley, Ph.D. Biology Department (retired), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Orchids are more than just flowers! In fact, most of them don’t have flowers to which most people would give a second look. Some have flowers so inconspicuous that they almost never get even a first look. But the other…

Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference honors William Chambers Coker

by Van Cotter, Herbarium Research Associate, UNC-CH Herbarium (NCU); Suzanne Cadwell, Director, ITS-Educational Technologies; Dan Meyers, Corbin Bryan, and Davis Upchurch, Undergraduates UNC-CH On April 17-18, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is co-hosting the annual Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference (MASMC) along with the UNC-CH Herbarium (NCU) and the UNC-CH Biology Department.  Due to continued pandemic…

Herbarium nabs NC’s first voucher specimen of “fossil fungus”

by Van Cotter, Herbarium Research Associate, UNC at CH Herbarium (NCU) and John S. Gibbs, Willow Spring, North Carolina Thanks to the dedicated mycological exploration by the junior author, who is 13 years old and has an avid interest in mycology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) now has the first…

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