The 34th annual Sculpture in the Garden opened on Sunday, September 18 and runs until Sunday, December 4. Since 1988, Sculpture in the Garden has united the work of local…
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Fall Plant Sale: New Members’ System and More
Purchase southeastern native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, ferns, and native wildflower seeds grown at the NCBG nursery. This year, we’re implementing a new timed entry system for our Friday Members’ Sale to improve the Member experience.
Paperhand Puppet at the Forest Theatre
Paperhand Puppet Intervention has returned to the Koch Memorial Forest Theatre for their 22nd annual summer show. In The Meanwhile Clock and Other Impossible Dances, paper, cloth, and cardboard transform…
Smooth Purple Coneflower Downlisted from Endangered to Threatened
In a shift that represents a significant milestone in the recovery of smooth purple coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reclassifying this southeastern native wildflower from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Therapeutic Horticulture Certificate Program begins this Fall
The Hybrid Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture (HCTH) begins this fall, and registration is now open! This eight-month program combines comprehensive online and in-person instruction to professionals and students in allied health, education, and design fields who wish to incorporate therapeutic horticulture into their practice.
The Paper Garden
Cynthia Woodsong volunteers at the North Carolina Botanical Garden – but not by weeding, propagating or clearing trails. Instead, she creates paper flowers and donates them to the Garden Shop or Garden educational programs.
Garden Open for Twilight Thursdays this Summer
Every Thursday evening between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we’re staying open until 8 p.m. so you can enjoy our display gardens after work and in cooler temperatures. Our exhibit…
New Edition Released: Flora of the Southeastern U.S.
This month, Alan Weakley, along with Michael Lee and the greater Southeastern Flora Team, released the 2022 edition of the Flora of the Southeastern United States (FSUS), including 90 new keys, 700 new taxa, an expanded geographic range, and more.
Garden Honors Larry Mellichamp with Flora Caroliniana Award
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is proud to award Larry Mellichamp with the Flora Caroliniana Award. Mellichamp is the seventh person to receive this honor, given for enthusiasm and service to the preservation, restoration, and appreciation of the natural world around us.
A River Runs Around It: Restoring the Rare Flora of Penny’s Bend
Two hundred million years ago, before birds existed, or bees, or wildflowers, molten rock seeped into cracks below the surface of what’s now Durham, North Carolina.