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.
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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.

Resources for Gardeners

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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
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Seed Collecting Fund
Support the NC Wildflower of the Year program by giving to the Seed Collecting Fund.

Plant News

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 Check out the list of plants that are currently available here. Note that at the top of the spreadsheet there is a link to a…

The value of volunteers

  By Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum The Coker Arboretum’s corps of volunteers, the Coker Nuts, have been furloughed since March 17, but I never had to experience a pandemic response to know the value of volunteers.  Now that I have hours of quiet on Tuesday mornings, I really have the chance to appreciate the…

2020 Wildflower of the Year

  Marsh-pink Sabatia angularis A stunning biennial in the gentian family (Gentianaceae), marsh-pink (Sabatia angularis) is also known as rose gentian, rose pink, or bitter-bloom. Native to the eastern and southern United States, it can be found growing in low, moist edges of open woods, as well as prairies, roadsides, meadows, and marshes. Perhaps our…