Celebrate Darwin Day with a lunchtime talk about one of Darwin’s favorite plants, the Venus flytrap

Chapel Hill – On Sunday, February 12th, at 2 p.m., the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) will celebrate the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin with a presentation by Johnny Randall, the NCBG director of conservation programs, entitled Charles Darwin and his “Most Wonderful Plant in the World” – The Venus Flytrap. The event is open…

Garden hosts bird‐friendly native plants day for landscapers

Chapel Hill – The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) will host a full‐day landscaping workshop for plant growers, retailers and landscape design professionals on November 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The workshop will cover how to manage the rise in demand for native plants and how to design beautifully using these plants. Thomas Rainer,…

Rainer to discuss landscape design using native plants

Chapel Hill – Thomas Rainer, author of Planting Design in a Post‐Wild World, will discuss using native plants in landscape design during the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s annual Jenny Elder Fitch lecture on Sunday, November 6, 2‐ 4 p.m. Rainer, a leading voice in ecological landscape design, reveals an alternative to traditional horticulture. He has…

Garden to host various bird photography events this fall

Chapel Hill – The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) is offering a variety of photography events this fall in conjunction with its ongoing Saving Our Birds exhibition. CLAWS, Inc., a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals through education, rescue and rehabilitation, will offer a raptor photography session on Saturday, October 1. CLAWS, Inc. will…

Hummingbird program kicks off Saving Our Birds exhibit

Chapel Hill – The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) kicks off the Saving Our Birds exhibition and programs August 14 with Flying Jewels in the Garden: The Science of Banding Hummingbirds. Naturalist Susan Campbell and her team will demonstrate the process of hummingbird banding, a critical component of hummingbird research. See local Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, North…

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…