Sculpture in the Garden
An annual exhibit
Each fall, Sculpture in the Garden unites the work of local artists with the curated landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
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!
Most sculptures are available for purchase, but all remain on site until the end of the show.
Sunday, September 13 -Sunday, December 6
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays (normal Garden hours)
Closed Mondays and for Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27)
$5 suggested donation; no reservation necessary
This year’s show features 61 installations by 41 local artists. As Sculpture in the Garden is entirely outdoors and spread out across our display gardens, it’s an ideal place to enjoy art in a safe and socially-distanced way. When you visit the show, you’ll need to follow our standard safety precautions to ensure the Garden is safe for everyone. These include checking yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 before you visit, bringing a mask or face covering, and keeping your distance from others. Read more >
Each year, we give out two categories of awards: juried awards, selected by an experienced artist unaffiliated with the Garden or the Sculpture in the Garden show, and People’s Choice Awards, selected by you! Read the statement by this year’s jurist, Jerstin Crosby, on this year’s awards here: 2020 Jurist Statement [PDF].
Best in Show
People’s Choice Awards
This year’s show features work by:
Jonathan Michael Davis
Exhibit Map + Guide
Thank you, Sponsors!
Sculpture in the Garden is made possible by support from:
Vikram Rao and Susan Henning
Becky and Munroe Cobey
Lex and Ann Alexander
Natural Areas Steward
Leaf & Limb
Bartlett Tree Experts
Curtis Media Group
The Cedars of Chapel Hill
Hamilton Point Investment Advisors