Safety Precautions

  • Keep your distance. Stay at least six feet from other visitors, staff, and volunteers whenever possible.

  • Bring a mask. They’re required indoors, including to use the restroom, at our main garden. Masks are not required in our outdoor spaces, but they’re still recommended if you’re unable to maintain six feet of distance from others.

  • Do not visit if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. See the full list of symptoms on the CDC website.

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Our main display gardens, Garden Shop, Daily Plant Sale, Exhibit Hall, and DeBerry Gallery are open for visitors. Masks are required indoors.

Piedmont Nature Trails

This 88-acre forest behind our display gardens is bustling with life. Come explore! Three miles of trails follow creeks and wind around hills. Look for critters in Morgan Creek, and check for wildflowers along the paths.

Coker Arboretum

This 5-acre gem on the UNC campus is now open to the public. We ask that you follow standard safety precautions so we can keep the Arboretum open and safe for everyone. Note that guidelines and restrictions may change according to UNC policies as time goes on.

Battle Park

Walking trails wind through this old-growth forest on the edge of the UNC campus. Most of this 93-acre forest has been around since before European settlement in the 1700s: it has never been clear-cut.

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

A two-mile loop trail circles this 367-acre wildlife preserve and natural area in Chapel Hill, home to over 800 species of plants, 216 species of birds, 29 species of mammals, 28 species of fish, 28 species of reptiles, 23 species of amphibians, and 67 species of butterflies.

Parker Preserve

This 127-acre tract crosses oak-hickory forests pine woods. Look for signs of 18th century home sites as you walk! A trail connects Parker Preserve to Mason Farm Biological Reserve.