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
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.

Plant News

NCBG receives national Garden Stewardship Award

We are deeply honored to be the the first-ever recipient of The American Horticultural Society’s new Garden Stewardship Award, which recognizes a public garden that embraces and exemplifies sustainable horticultural practices in design, maintenance, and/or programs. Our horticulture staff incorporate a conservation ethic into every aspect of their work, from plant selection and landscape design…

Martha Decker DeBerry Horticulture Internship

A summer internship opportunity at Coker Arboretum Note: This internship is open to current students at UNC-Chapel Hill only. Applications due: 2/28/2021 Location: Coker Arboretum Duration: 3 months (approximately mid-May to mid-August 2021) Hours: Full time; typically Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break Pay: $10.61/hour About the Garden: The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG)…

2021 Wildflower of the Year

  American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Once again, we are bending the definition of a wildflower to offer American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) as our 2021 Wildflower of the Year. This deciduous understory shrub is native to woodlands, open forests, and disturbed areas throughout the central and southeastern United States. Beautyberry has pale green leaves along graceful…