Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Logos of Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and North Carolina Botanical Garden

As public facing institutions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and North Carolina Botanical Garden believe it is essential to create inclusive environments and empower individuals who have unique perspectives. By embracing our collective similarities and differences, we enrich the quality and scope of…

New Entrance Walk and Breezeway Unveiled

The Bob and Molly Broad Entrance Walk on a sunny morning in June. The newly paved walkway is accented with low stone walls and renovated plantings.

We are thrilled to announce that our Bob and Molly Broad Entrance Walk and Sara Waitt Breezeway are now open to the public! Together with our new sign wall on Fordham Boulevard, this marks the completion of a multi-year entranceway master plan to increase the Garden’s visibility, improve the visitor experience, and elevate our entrance landscapes.

Garden open for Twilight Thursdays this summer

baptisia by the Allen Education Center in the evening

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…

Carolina Moonlight Virtual Party May 22

Venus flytraps

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is making final preparations for its Carolina Moonlight Virtual Party, an entertaining celebration of the region’s biodiversity with a focus on carnivorous plants on Saturday, May 22 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Derek Haynes (The Crazy Botanist) will join Garden Director, Damon Waitt, as a co-host of this year’s program.

New Virginia Gems in the Herbarium

By Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium A few weeks ago, Herbarium director Alan Weakley and I received an email from a colleague in Virginia offering some plant specimens for the Herbarium. “It’s a small batch of interesting taxa, mostly things out of a personal herbarium I’ve kept over the years. I plan to…

Daniel Meyers wins Couch Award in Biology

By Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium The Couch Award is given to a senior biology major with interests in plant biology who has demonstrated the highest ideals of scholarship and research. The 2021 winner of the Couch Award in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biology Department is Daniel Meyers. He…

DeBerry Gallery Reopens to Visitors

Framed artwork along the wall of a gallery

After over a year without visitors, our DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration is back open and hosting a new exhibit. Survivors, a series of watercolor collages by Hillsborough artist Jennifer Miller, explores the difference between wildflowers and weeds with bright colors and lively textures. After decades as a landscape painter, Jennifer Miller turned…