Winter in the Garden Programs

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Enjoy the peaceful holiday splendor of the Garden as we celebrate the end of the year with a craft market, guided tours, and more throughout the season.

Food Pantry Donations

From November 15 – December 13, we will collect donations of canned goods for Carolina Cupboard, the on-campus food pantry for UNC students. Click for a list of requested items.

Holiday Shopping

Our Garden Shop is a great place to find unique and thoughtful gifts, from gardening books, to kids’ toys, to plant-themed t-shirts, to crafts by local artisans. Shop in-person during normal Garden hours (Tuesdays-Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m.) or online!

At-Home Wreath Making with Native Plants

Join NCBG staff member Wendy Wenck, curator of the Herb Garden and Totten Center landscapes, as she leads you through a wreath making workshop using native plants. Pre-register today to receive a link to this winter themed video when it becomes available! Register here

Craft Market

Saturday, December 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Find the perfect holiday gifts during our outdoor craft market. Local artisans will offer a variety of products, including folkart, quilts/quilted items, essential oils, handmade natural art, felt art, and natural beauty products.

UNC Campus Holly Walk (Full)

Sunday, December 5, 1-3 p.m.
December is a great time to enjoy the trees of the UNC campus. Ken Moore will trace the footsteps of well-known horticulturist William L. Hunt, who enjoyed leading an annual UNC Winter Campus Tree walk. Among the impressive mature specimens of broad-leaf evergreens and conifers are an amazing collection of evergreen holly species and cultivars. Register here

Winter Tree & Shrub Walk (Full)

Wednesday, December 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Sign up for the waitlist here.

Members’ Holiday Party

Saturday, December 11, 3-5 p.m.
We invite all members of the NC Botanical Garden Foundation to celebrate the beauty of the season at the annual Members’ Holiday Party. Invitation with details to follow. Members only, but you can become a member at the door or join now!