Eleanor Smith Pegg Exhibit Hall
The Eleanor Smith Pegg Exhibit and Information Hall, located in the central area of the building, welcomes visitors as they enter the Garden through the large breezeway. The main floor of this wing accommodates our Garden Shop, library, art gallery, and volunteer break room. The upper floor provides space for administrative offices.
Up Now: Saving Our Wildflowers
This exhibit explores the complex world of southeastern native wildflowers. It begins with the basics – what flowers are and who has them – and then delves into their connections with wildlife, the threats they face, and how individuals and organizations can take action to protect them.
Wildflower of the Year Quilts
In 2009, NCBG Volunteer Muriel Easterling led the initiative to create and display quilts for each North Carolina Wildflower of the Year, going back to the program’s beginning in 1982. Quilters from the Durham Orange Quilters Guild selected species representing years 1982 to 2009 and produced designs for approval by NCBG staff for botanical accuracy. Each year since 2010, a quilter has designed and created the new Wildflower of the Year quilt. Each one is distinct, artistically creative, and expressive. The quilts now hang in the Eleanor Smith Pegg Exhibit Hall.