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.

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 former NCBG staff member Wendy Wenck as she leads you through a wreath making workshop using native plants.  Register here

Members’ Holiday Party

Saturday, December 3, 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. Members only, but you can become a member at the door or join now! More information and registration >

Craft Market

Sunday, December 4, 1 – 4 p.m.
Find the perfect holiday gifts during our outdoor craft market. Local artisans will offer a variety of products.

Natural Ornaments – Family Workshop

Sunday, December 4, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
For ages 5 & up with accompanying adult. Decorate for the holidays naturally with acorns, pinecones, milkweed pods, and more! Use your imagination to craft your own unique ornament with materials that nature supplies. Celebrate your creative work with cider or hot cocoa, and visit the holiday craft market while at the Garden. All materials included. Register now >

Winter Walks on UNC’s Campus

Two dates!
Wednesday, December 7, 1-4 p.m. More information and registration >
Sunday, December 11, 1-4 p.m. More information and registration >
Winter is a great time to enjoy the shrubs and trees of the university campus. This walk will meander through the older parts of UNC and will highlight mature specimens of broad-leaf evergreens, conifers, unusuals, and a few originals. Special mention will be made of the many storied hollies and cultivars along the way.