NC Botanical Garden names new director

Chapel Hill, NC The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Damon Waitt as its next director, starting April 13. Currently, Waitt is the senior director and botanist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, one of the country’s most effective advocates for native plants. Waitt supervises…

Remembering Ritchie Bell (April 10, 1921 – March 6, 2013)

C. Ritchie Bell in greenhouse

The North Carolina Botanical Garden has lost one of its most ardent and long-lived friends, Dr. C. Ritchie Bell. An active and influential scientist, Bell enthusiastically advanced the appreciation and conservation of native plants, especially in the southeastern United States. Ritchie Bell led the effort in the early 1960s to establish the North Carolina Botanical…

Land Added to Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill, NC

White Oak and Sourwood

The Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation), the non-profit membership support organization of the North Carolina Botanical Garden (the Garden) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has purchased and added a 5.6-acre parcel to its Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve. This parcel occupies the heart of the greater Morgan Creek Bluffs Natural Area…

Students Graduate from Certificate Program

November 1, 2006: You don’t have to be a professional to know that there is art in nature. “Illustrated Points of View,” an exhibit on display at the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Totten Center, November 1 through December 28, displays the work of graduates of the Botanical Garden’s educational certificate program in Botanical Illustration. Framed…