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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!

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Conservation Gardener


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Recent Posts

Ferdinand Blanchard

(8 November 1851- 18 December 1892) “Earth is so full of things to know and see From Northern Lights to animanculae”    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 300 herbarium specimens collected by  Ferdinand Blanchard — medical doctor, poet, and botanist. Most of these specimens were received in 2002…

Paul James Philson

(20 August 1905 – 14 February 1998) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 50 specimens collected by Paul James Philson, who always signed his specimen labels “P. J. Philson.”   All specimens at NCU are vascular plants, and most were collected in New Zealand.  As more of our collections are inventoried…

Garden open for Twilight Thursdays this summer

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Garden will stay open until 8 p.m. every Thursday evening, allowing visitors to enjoy twilight, cooler temperatures, and sunsets at the Garden. This opportunity was identified by our diversity, equity, and inclusion committee as a way to become more accessible to visitors and reach new members of our community. We…

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