In January, staff from our horticulture department participated in a plant rescue in a longleaf pine savanna on Department of Defense land in eastern North Carolina that will soon be…
2023 NC Wildflower of the Year
In 2023, we’re celebrating buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), a large deciduous shrub that occurs throughout central and eastern North America in swamps, depressional wetlands, and along the banks of streams, rivers, and lakes.
Summer Horticulture Internships
Calling aspiring horticulturists: we’re hiring for summer internships at our main display gardens and Coker Arboretum! These three-month, full-time, paid positions help with all kinds of garden maintenance tasks. Learn more and apply by January 30.
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.
What Do Gardeners Do in the Winter?
Coker Arboretum in Winter By Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum This is one of the most frequent questions we get while working in Coker Arboretum, especially at this time of…
References: Seed Germination and Perennial Gardening
Eastern red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) The American Woodland Garden, Rick Darke. 2002. Timber Press, Portland, OR. Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens, Allan Armitage. 2006. Timber Press, Portland, OR….
2022 Wildflower of the Year
We are excited to share downy woodmint (Blephilia ciliata), a lovely native perennial in the mint family, as the 2022 Wildflower of the Year. Similar in appearance to its mint family relatives like bee balms (Monarda spp.), downy woodmint is a clump-forming perennial up to two feet tall, but it spreads slowly and won’t become aggressive like other mint species sometimes do.
Plant Sales are Back!
The garden may be closed but you can still buy great native plants from our nursery and, in doing so, help support our organization! How to Purchase Plants from NCBG…
Plant Power Podcast
Plant Power: The Power of Plants in a Changing Climate Through interviews with some of North Carolina’s finest naturalists, explore the conversation about native plants and their connection with our…
Sims Lecture: 50 Years of Wildflower Conservation
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…