Intro to Therapeutic Horticulture begins in August

therapeutic horticulture in the Garden

Starting in mid-August, we will offer a six-week, online Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture class in partnership with NC State Extension Gardener. The Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture course is the first in an intended series of online courses that teach the theory, practice, and profession of therapeutic horticulture. Students will gain an overview of historical uses…

Upcoming Wildflower Excursions

NC Sandhills trees and grass

We are excited to announce an expanding partnership with the Friends of Plant Conservation (FoPC). Through education, resource development, and advocacy, FoPC supports the NC Plants Conservation Program to preserve rare plants in unique habitats throughout North Carolina. This expanding partnership has made possible several Excursions and Lunchbox Talks that highlight some our state’s rarest…

Sims Lecture: 50 Years of Wildflower Conservation

Julie Moore paddling

Join us for our annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture, as Julie Moore, botanist and endangered species biologist, takes us on a virtual journey through the past 50 years of wildflower conservation in North Carolina. She will share her firsthand experience with the Garden’s early role, and how the Garden and numerous other organizations…

2020: Year of the Wildflower

wildflowers and text 202: Year of the Wildflower

This year, we’re celebrating and advocating for biodiversity with a year-long focus on native wildflowers. In 2020: Year of the Wildflower, our classes, lectures, field trips, special events, educational exhibits, and art exhibits will highlight our state’s incredible native flowers. Visit our exhibition webpage to explore our current offerings, and stay tuned for more as…

Independent Study Projects

students with Alan Weakley

Independent Study Projects by graduates of the Certificate in Native Plant Studies Program: Lake Johnson Plant Inventory Jane Cornelius, 2006 Shallow Groundwater Hydrology and Wetland Vegetation in a Field in the Mason Farm Biological Reserve Scott E. King, 2009 Piedmont Lichen Inventory Gary B. Perlmutter, 2009 Using Native Plants in the Landscape at Central Carolina…

What is Botanical Illustration?

botanical illustration

Since the 1980s there has been a worldwide resurgence of interest in original botanical illustrations and botanical art not only for private art collections, but also for use in modern home décor, fabric design, and select stationery lines. When classifying human renderings of plant images, three main genres may be identified: botanical illustration, botanical art,…