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

Check out our How To guides.
YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR CREATING POLLINATOR HABITAT!

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

What Do Gardeners Do in the Winter?

Coker Arboretum in Winter By Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum This is one of the most frequent questions we get while working in Coker Arboretum, especially at this time of…

APPLES interns grow in garden

APPLES intern Becca Beechold with a tomato harvest at the Carolina Community Garden By Angelica Edwards, NCBG Communications Intern The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s partnership with APPLES Service-Learning offers students…

Summer Horticulture Internships

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 with all kinds of garden maintenance tasks. Learn more and apply by February 21.