Conservation through propagation!

Wildflower of the Year

Initiated in 1982 in collaboration with the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., this conservation project actively promotes an attractive plant native to the southeastern United States.
Have a question about gardening with natives?

Ask the Green Gardener

A free public service offered by the Garden’s Horticulture Department and trained volunteers.
Conservation through propagation!

Native Plant Sales

Conservation through Propagation includes making native plants available to the public through our Daily, Spring, and Fall plant sales.
Restore lost connections between plants and wildlife.

Gardener Resources

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Pollinator Central

Pollinator resources for the public at a time when ongoing threats to pollinators are gaining national attention.
Living Plant Fund
Help us grow and maintain our Gardens by making a donation to the Living Plant Fund.
Seed Collecting Fund
Support the NC Wildflower of the Year program by giving to the Seed Collecting Fund.

Horticulture News

Summer Horticulture Internships

The President’s Walk in Coker Arboretum, late May. 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…

Coker Arbor Renovation to Begin in November

In early November, we will begin dismantling the current arbor at Coker Arboretum to prepare for renovations. If you want to snap one last photo of the existing arbor, now’s…

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.