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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
(919) 962-0522 ncbg.unc.edu

Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and University Holidays.

Admission

Free

Parking

Parking is free. Please view the Garden Map for the locations of accessible parking spaces. If you require assistance in moving from a parking space to the building entrance, please call 919-962-0522 and a staff member will be available to assist you. Additional parking can be found on Laurel Hill Road. Please see this map for directions.

Visiting by Bus

The Garden is served by Chapel Hill Transit’s S and HU bus routes. The S route has a stop on Fordham Blvd at Old Mason Farm Rd. The HU route takes riders between UNC Hospitals and the Hwy 54 Park & Ride Lot, with several stops between. Visitors to the Garden disembark and board at the Ronald McDonald House stop, which is on Old Mason Farm Road almost directly across the street from the Garden’s parking lot entrance. Please see the schedule & route map.

Visiting by Bicycle or on Foot

Access to the Garden is now easier and safer as a result of recent sidewalk construction and intersection improvements at Fordham Blvd., including pedestrian-activated traffic signals and marked crosswalks at all four sides of the Old Mason Farm Rd/Fordham Blvd intersection, and at two sides (southern and western) of the Manning Dr/Fordham Blvd intersection. Bikes are also able to activate signals on the side streets. As always, please use caution when crossing these very busy intersections. AND if you are coming from the UNC Campus, try walking the beautiful Campus to Garden Trail through the Coker Pinetum.

April 2021

Spring Silent Walk

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$6

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 Members) Join us for a leisurely, quiet guided walk on our Piedmont Nature Trails. Our trained Garden Guides will give suggestions on how to focus on the world around you using your senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell as you silently hike along the trails. The walk will wrap up with a chance to share your experiences with each other. Please dress for the weather…

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Meditation in the Garden

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

One event on May 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

with Scott Miller, CPC, ELI-MP Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021 Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Fee: $13 ($12 Members) Mindfulness and meditation are getting a lot of attention these days, from articles in the Harvard Business Review to studies by psychologists and neuroscientists. The basic techniques are easy to learn and practice. Join us for an introduction to meditation in a beautiful outdoor setting. We will mainly practice seated meditation with an optional short walking meditation. Whether you’re a complete…

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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Spring Garden Walk

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$6

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 Members) Join us for a leisurely guided walk through our native plant display gardens and learn about some seasonal highlights as well as what makes the NCBG a conservation garden. Walks led by our trained Garden Guides. Please dress for the weather and in comfortable shoes for walking outdoor pathways. Best suited for adults and children age 10 & up. Register Here

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May 2021

Meditation in the Garden

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

One event on May 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

with Scott Miller, CPC, ELI-MP Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021 Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Fee: $13 ($12 Members) Mindfulness and meditation are getting a lot of attention these days, from articles in the Harvard Business Review to studies by psychologists and neuroscientists. The basic techniques are easy to learn and practice. Join us for an introduction to meditation in a beautiful outdoor setting. We will mainly practice seated meditation with an optional short walking meditation. Whether you’re a complete…

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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Blood Drive in Memory of Sara Waitt

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 12pm-5pm Space is limited: Schedule an appointment online now Community members, UNC employees, and friends of the Garden are invited to the North Carolina Botanical Garden for a Blood Drive in Memory of Sara Waitt. Sara supported the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross as an active volunteer and board member. She also supported the work of the North Carolina Botanical Garden and we are excited to honor her by giving the gift…

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Beginning Colored Pencil (In-Person Series)

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - May 26 @ 4:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$210

Colored pencil is a next step in advancing from drawing to painting, and introduces the full array of fine art pigments. This course is a hands-on introduction to commonly used materials and techniques such as layering, blending, burnishing and tonal gradation.

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Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes (In-Person Series)

May 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$135

This course is intended for a broad audience and explores many aspects of the evolutionary history, economic and ecological dominance, current distribution, biology, and identification of the “graminoids.” Through lectures, lab work, and short field trips, students learn to appreciate the subtle and detailed beauty of these plants with inconspicuous flowers. Students also learn materials and methods for identifying these distinctive and important members of our flora.

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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NCBG Display Gardens Tour

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Free

with Dan Stern, NCBG Director of Horticulture Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fee: Free, preregistration required Tour the NCBG display gardens with our director of horticulture, Dan Stern. From our innovative horticultural displays of southeastern native plants and wildflowers to our sustainable gardening practices, learn about how the North Carolina Botanical Garden leads the way as the premier conservation garden in the southeastern U.S. Register Here This annual tradition (formerly National Public Gardens Week) of the American Public…

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Native Southeastern Medicinal Plants

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$45

with Ricky Bratz, Herbalist at Cazimi Healing Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Time: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM Fee: $45 ($41 Members) Unless there are severe storms, this class will take place rain or shine. About 45 minutes of instruction will take place in our Joslin Combined Classroom and the remainder of the class period will be spent outdoors. Explore the beauty of native southeastern medicinal plants through field identification. Using the expansive resources of the NCBG display gardens and the Piedmont Nature…

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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Spring Nature Walk

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$6

Join us for a leisurely guided walk on our Piedmont Nature Trails and learn about what’s happening in our Piedmont forest in spring. Slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest. Walks led by our trained Garden Guides.

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing, and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.

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Local Trees (Hybrid Series)

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$90

with Dan Stern, NCBG Director of Horticulture Dates and Times: This series will be a hybrid of pre-recorded content and one in-garden session. Online material will be released two weeks in advance of the in-garden session alongside a virtual introduction over Zoom. Zoom meeting and material distribution: Thursday, May 27 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. In-garden session will take place 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10; Rain date: Friday, June 11,  please also reserve this date when registering Fee: $90 ($81 Members) This spring, this class will be…

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Spring Silent Walk

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$6

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 Members) Join us for a leisurely, quiet guided walk on our Piedmont Nature Trails. Our trained Garden Guides will give suggestions on how to focus on the world around you using your senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell as you silently hike along the trails. The walk will wrap up with a chance to share your experiences with each other. Please dress for the weather…

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June 2021

Local Trees (Hybrid Series)

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$90

with Dan Stern, NCBG Director of Horticulture Dates and Times: This series will be a hybrid of pre-recorded content and one in-garden session. Online material will be released two weeks in advance of the in-garden session alongside a virtual introduction over Zoom. Zoom meeting and material distribution: Wednesday, June 2 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. In-garden session will take place 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16; Rain date: Thursday, June 17,  please also reserve this date when registering Fee: $90 ($81 Members) This spring, this class will be…

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Vegetative Propagation of Southeastern Native Plants

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$45

with Matt Gocke, NCBG Nursery and Greenhouse Manager Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Fee: $45 ($41 Members) Learn the fundamentals of vegetative propagation and how to propagate plants native to the southeastern United States. We'll focus on low-tech methods you can apply at home, and all participants will have a newly stuck cutting to take home in a rudimentary, DIY mobile greenhouse. This workshop will feature a lecture, in-class demonstrations and participation, and a tour…

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Entomology (Series)

June 12 @ 9:30 am - June 26 @ 12:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$135

This nine hour course is designed for a broad audience. Most aspects of insect biology will be covered, with an emphasis on the adaptations that have made them the most diverse group of organisms. The variety of orders, families, and species will be reviewed, using examples found in the local area. Observational techniques will be demonstrated in a field trip to Mason Farm, and a tour of the Garden's display areas will be used to discuss how to improve habitats for insects in our own backyards.

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