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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Address: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
Phone Number: 919-962-0522
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great place for a Spring Visit

The NCBG is not a show garden; it is a conservation garden focusing on native plants. But there is a great variety of flora from the different environments of NC well laid out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The NCBG is not a show garden; it is a conservation garden focusing on native plants. But there is a great variety of flora from the different environments of NC well laid out. Also nice woodland hiking trails. The Garden also offers an extensive array of educational programs.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

These gardens have a little of everything. Every kind of indigenous plant you can imagine, and then a whole lot more. There is an amazing cabin belonging to Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Green, and a vine sculpture that has to be seen to be believed. And it's only a few minutes from Franklin Street. Well worth the time.

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Asheville,nc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I very much enjoyed the gardens. There were several areas that were designed to represent the mountains, the piedmont and the coast. I loved the carnivorous plants. At the gift shop, I was able to purchase several native plants to take home. I am interested in their classes, but have been able to get anyone to return my calls. :(... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What a great place to relax and enjoy some of nature's finest offerings, all displayed in a most marvelous way. My husband and I are from out of state and here on business. Having a day off, we decided to try the gardens here and were not disappointed. In fact, we ended up spending more time there than we first... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited in March - when things were just starting to bloom. Amid the brown, there were gorgeous daffodils sprouting up in the most vivid whites, yellows, and greens.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is definitely one of the finest Botanical Gardens in the country and gets better every year. As a garden club member many years ago, my interest was in herb gardening and I did a lot of research into herbs their cooking enhancement and source of organic and natural healing properties. I gave a number of herb cooking demonstrations to... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Love walking in the woods. Love the plant sales. Love walking and musing in the gardens. Haven't made a purchase in the gift shop but it is well stocked.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a great garden, and I was impressed at both how large and quite it is. I was thinking that it would be loud since it is lose to 54, but it is not. Also I didn't think it would be as big as it was. Depending on the season, the flowers change. Going there a couple times a... More 

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Nebraska
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Although it was winter, we enjoyed walking around the various gardens. I especially enjoyed seeing the carnivorous plant collection. It also has nature trails, a reference library, and classrooms to educate all ages. I look forward to returning in the spring or summer.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Had a lovely time, even in winter, with 50 degree weather and a nice place to walk and be outside. Great time of year to get great ideas for the mechanics of your garden ( boxes, beds, trellises, fountains, outbuildings, bridges, ponds, etc.) - all the structures that are the foundation of a well designed garden!

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