An annual exhibit

This autumn marks the 33rd annual Sculpture in the Garden exhibit. Since its inception in 1988, Sculpture in the Garden has united the work of local artists with the curated landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Together, they invite you to experience art, the natural world, and the relationship between the two in a new way. From steel to ceramic, tiny to massive, and abstract to figurative, there’s something for everyone. As the seasons change, the plants, weather, light, and wildlife around the sculptures also change. We hope you’ll come see the show several times: it’s different every visit!

View photos of past Sculpture in the Garden exhibits


2021 Show Dates

33rd Annual Sculpture in the Garden
Sunday, September 12 – Sunday, December 5
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays (normal Garden hours)
Closed Mondays and University holidays

Preview Party
Saturday, September 11; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Meet the artists, get first viewing of the show (and the first chance to purchase pieces), and enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres. We’ll announce the winners of Best in Show and Honorable Mentions, chosen by a jurist, and you’ll be able to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Tickets are $30 per person.
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Missed the 2020 exhibit?

Virtual Tour

See all the sculptures up close in this 10-minute video tour of the show.