Little Sprouts: Hooray for Hummingbirds

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

For ages 3-5 with a participating caregiver. Zip! Zoom! Slurp! Celebrate the tiny but mighty ruby-throated hummingbird with stories, craft, play, and a garden walk to see if we can spy this fast-flying friend and its favorite flowers.

$10

Blue Wild Indigo at Penny’s Bend

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

This hike will provide a wonderful opportunity to see rare flora at Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, owned by the Army Corps of Engineers, and managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Baptisia aberrans is an imperiled species at the state level and survives in only a small number of remnant Piedmont prairie or savanna patches. The Garden’s management practices at Penny’s Bend has favored a variety of prairie and savanna flora.

About 2 miles in length, much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring insect repellent, water, and a walking stick, if you ever use one.

$18

Carolina Moonlight Garden Party

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

“The Best Party in Town!”  — Gail Perry, NCBGF Director and gala planning committee member Buy Tickets You are invited to dress in your best floral attire and join us...

$200

Visiting Artist Master Course with Vincent Jeannerot: Longleaf Pine in Watercolor and Pen and Ink

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

In this three-day workshop, we will explore the beauty of the longleaf pine and learn how to paint it using watercolors. We will start with a tour of the garden to get inspired and choose our own subject. During the workshop, we will focus on painting the leaves of the longleaf pine in watercolor and adding details such as cones in sepia or black pen and ink. You will also learn about cross-hatching techniques in watercolor and pen and ink through several demonstrations.

$350

Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden

Virtual

A virtual presentation with Camille Dungy, award-winning poet and distinguished professor at Colorado State University. Camille Dungy’s most recent book recounts the role her garden played in her experiences as a university professor, author, wife, and mother, including the challenges of different ecosystems involved in moving to new home sites with the COVID pandemic as backdrop. Her story is rooted in real life events that are both insightful and inspirational.

Lifelong Longleaf Hike: Carvers Creek

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The longleaf pine story continues as we explore one of the best examples of a longleaf pine savanna remaining in North Carolina. Venus flytraps, pitcher plants and other carnivorous plants dot the grassy landscape under the dappled shade of longleaf pines in this Nature Conservancy Preserve.

$15

Rooted In Wisdom: A Journey Through Plant Spirit Herbalism

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of Plant Spirit Herbalism with this experiential course. Dive deep into the spiritual energetics of herbs like lemon balm, tulsi, and passion flower, and discover how to harness their wisdom for holistic wellness. Explore the ancestral knowledge of plant spirit medicine and learn how to incorporate these ancient practices into your modern life. Join us as we honor the sacred relationship between plants and humans, and uncover the profound healing potential that lies within.

$18

Longleaf Pine Restoration Project Tour with the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Visit a longleaf pine restoration project at the Cultural Center of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina in Pembroke, NC. Learn about history, culture, and future plans. For those interested, you can convene with Kevin at Fuller’s BBQ in Pembroke after the program for additional conversation and community.

Event Series Twilight Thursdays

Twilight Thursdays

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Every Thursday from April 4 to June 13, we’re staying open until 7 p.m. so you can enjoy our display gardens in the evening. Our exhibit hall and Garden Shop...

Free