In 2020, we’re celebrating and advocating for biodiversity with a year-long focus on native wildflowers.

Educational Programs

Classes, lectures, field trips, special events, educational exhibits, and art exhibits this year will highlight North Carolina native flowers. Stay tuned for more as the year unfolds! Join us for classes, lectures, field trips, and other special events:

Explore Year of the Wildflower programs

Educational Exhibit

Stop by the Garden throughout the year to view Saving our Wildflowers, the new exhibit in the Pegg Exhibit Hall of the Allen Education Center. Saving Our Wildflowers is an educational exhibit that explores the complex world of southeastern native wildflowers. It begins with the basics – what flowers are and who has them – and then delves into their connections with wildlife, the threats they face, and how individuals and organizations can take action to protect them.

Six static panels and two rotating, seasonal panels combine photographs, illustrations, and simple scientific writing to tell the story of our native wildflowers. A traveling version of Saving Our Wildflowers will soon hit the road across North Carolina!

We were able to create Saving Our Wildflowers thanks to support from the North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program.

Art Exhibits

Six exhibits in the DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration will focus on native wildflowers. First up:

January-February: Assembly, illustrations by Preston Montague
March-April: Trillium – America’s Wildflower, paintings and drawings by the Local Circle of American Society of Botanical Artists
May-June: Survivors, watercolor collages by Jennifer E. Miller

And in November-December, our first-ever community photo exhibit! Learn how you can participate.

Check back on the DeBerry Gallery page to see what’s happening!