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Welcome to Our Garden!
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a “conservation garden.” Our guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.
- Admission: Free to the public (though we welcome donations).
- Directions: See our Getting Here page for directions, including public transit options.
- Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Closed on Mondays and University Holidays
- Maps:Display Gardens • Piedmont Nature Trails
The boardwalk at Mason Farm Biological Reserve has been removed. We anticipate it will be replaced by July 1. A permit, available at the Allen Education Center, is required to visit the Reserve. Please note visiting the Reserve may require fording a stream with your vehicle. Depending on the stream depth, crossing may be dangerous and prevent visiting the site.
Annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture
The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative: Charting a New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century
Dwayne Estes, Director, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative
Sunday, April 7; 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Many of our favorite native wildflowers are species adapted to open, sunny, grassy habitats, and while we use some of these plants horticulturally, their native stocks have dwindled. Grassland loss is the single greatest conservation issue currently facing eastern North American biodiversity. Southern grasslands are nearly extinct and the species that depend on them are fading fast. Join us for a fascinating and stereotype-shattering tour of North Carolina’s natural landscapes just a few hundred years ago: bison, prairies, and sun-loving wildflowers. What are the challenges these landscapes face and how can we get back these landscapes that form important components of our natural and cultural heritage of North Carolina? Free; preregistration required. Reception to follow. Register here >
Spring Native Plant Sale & Festival
Saturday, May 4; 2-7 p.m.
Buy native plants from NCBG and other local vendors. Enjoy a food truck village, an environmental fair, activities, and more! Admission is free, and all are welcome. No registration necessary. More information >
Carolina Moonlight Garden Party
Saturday, June 1; 6-9 p.m.
Join us for our annual garden party. Prepare to dance the night away as we celebrate the Piedmont of North Carolina. Buy tickets >
Pitchers and Pitchers
Thursday, June 13; 6-8 p.m.
Learn about our Carnivorous Plant Collection while enjoying tasty brews and conversation at dusk in the Garden. More information coming soon.
To see upcoming events and programs, click here.
Updated on April 05, 2017 at 09:18:43 am.
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