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Spring & Summer 2020

Conservation Gardener Magazine

In honor of North Carolina Wildflower Week, we're releasing the digital version of the spring issue of Conservation Gardener, our biannual magazine.

Read about roadside wildflowers, adapting to climate change in your garden, and more!

Back Issues of

Conservation Gardener


Annual Reports

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Recent Posts

Help the Garden Grow

Dear Friends, I invite you to join the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation and be a plant conservation champion. Your membership helps the Garden save native plants like the Venus flytrap from going extinct. Your membership saves plants: Plants produce oxygen you breathe. Plants supply food to nearly all organisms, including you. Plants provide many…

Paul Otto Schallert

(5 March 1879 –  January 1970) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 170 vascular plant specimens, 100 lichen specimens, and 140 moss specimens  , and 200 fungi specimens collected by Paul O. Schallert. As we continue to catalog our collections it is likely that more specimens collected by Schallert will be…

William Frederick Hinton

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates only a handful of specimens collected by William Frederick Hinton, who always used “Fred Hinton” on his specimen labels.  All were collected in the Piedmont of North Carolina — Orange, Iredell, Davie, and Rowan counties.  The Ted R. Bradley Herbarium at George Mason University…

Media Contact

The North Carolina Botanical Garden welcomes media inquiries relating to the Display Gardens, Coker Arboretum, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Battle Park, Forest Theatre, and the UNC Herbarium. If you need an authoritative and scientifically credible source for your next article or news story, we have expertise in the fields of conservation biology, native plant horticulture, environmental education, and plant taxonomy.  To make a media inquiry, please contact:

Jennifer Peterson
Communications Manager