Don’t get caught without one!

The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. and the Friends of Plant Conservation (FoPC) are teaming up to offer a new North Carolina license plate featuring the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula). The Venus flytrap is internationally-known, but only found naturally in a 90-square-mile area around Wilmington, NC. Called the most wonderful plant in the world…

Saving Cochrane Property

cars parked by Cochrane property

Greg Fitch, President, North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, the support organization for the Garden, expanded the scope of habitats it protects in July when it purchased a beautiful forested hillside on the boundary of North Carolina Botanical Garden nature preserves. Called the Cochrane property, it borders the Parker Preserve…

Introducing the Foundation

botanical illustration of dogwood leaves and fruit

Deeply intertwined with the history and success of the North Carolina Botanical Garden has been the support received by the Botanical Garden Foundation (BGF). In the early days, that collaboration was crucial in launching the Garden. In 1966, a dedicated group of volunteers incorporated the Foundation and hired the first Garden employee in 1968. State…