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Coker Arboretum

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399 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
(919) 962-0522 ncbg.unc.edu

Hours

The Arboretum is open dawn to dusk daily, year-round.

Admission

Free

Location

The Coker Arboretum is located next to the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center on the UNC campus, at the corner of Country Club Road and Raleigh Street.

Parking

A limited amount of metered parking is available on Franklin and Raleigh Street and there are a few visitors’ spaces in the Morehead Planetarium paid parking lot at 250 E. Franklin St. If no spaces are available in these areas, there is paid parking in the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St.

Reservations

The Coker Arboretum may be reserved for weddings (Note: ceremony only; no receptions) and other events. If you have questions or would like to reserve the Coker Arboretum, please visit our Facility Rentals page.

May 2021

Visualizing Trees: A Photographic Journey Through the Artist’s Lens (Hybrid)

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Coker Arboretum, 399 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$52

This course is designed for nature-lovers, image-makers, and those interested in creative expression. All cameras are appropriate from iPhone to pro level.

Conceived distinctively for out-door nature photography, Barbara will lead a visualization journey into the gardens of the Coker Arboretum. The following week students will remotely share 20 of their favorite images for the final critique. Students will experiment with the technical aspects of photographing trees, including the use of specific lenses, perspective and distortion control, depth of focus, and exposure management. Students will explore the artistic characteristics of various tree species with attention to the design elements including tonality and contrast, textural attributes, compositional arrangement, ambient light and shadow values. During the critique session, these technical and artistic choices are addressed. Discussion may tend towards thematic concerns, symbolic representation, and the use of metaphor.

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Coker Arboretum Tour

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coker Arboretum, 399 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

with Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fee: Free, preregistration required Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum curator Margo MacIntyre. We'll cover the unique history and composition of this wonderful garden as we explore early summer flowers. Register Here Note: Meet at the DeBerry Overlook at the northwest corner of the Aboretum, bordered by Chapel of the Cross and the Morehead Planetarium. Parking may be found…

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