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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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Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful Natural gardens

This Botanical Garden is located just south of the 54 and 15/501 intersection. It is an intersection with a light and a well marked sign. This is not like the Duke Gardens. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This Botanical Garden is located just south of the 54 and 15/501 intersection. It is an intersection with a light and a well marked sign. This is not like the Duke Gardens. This garden is more like coming upon a forest that just happens to be dotted with wildflowers or ferns. That is not to say that they did not... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a great place to spend a couple of peaceful hours. The formal gardens are fun for kids to explore with several side trails to wander (short enough for parents not to worry where the kids are going, long enough for kids to feel they are exploring on their own). The hiking trails behind the garden are a fun... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was free! A very pleasant afternoon spent here seeing spring blooms and walking the garden paths. Indoor exhibits too.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our group held an evening cocktail party at the Botanical Garden. It is such a lovely setting and the weather cooperated. The appetizers were not the standard run of the mill. The wines were very drinkable. Many people so enjoyed the food that they had no need to go to dinner when the party was over. Just in front of... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you find yourself in the Chapel Hill, Durham area and are looking for a garden experience, with or without children, then you should check out the North Carolina Botanical Garden. There are art exhibits (when we visited there was a display of watercolor botanical painting, and a lovely quilt show - again of botanical subjects), self-guided garden tours, plant... More 

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Tennessee
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I like this garden because of its natural layout. The main building is clad in stained wood and has a number of rain collection vats. The water is used for the surrounding gardens. The rooftop of the building has solar panels so between the panels and the rain vats, an attempt is made at Eco friendliness. Early April was not... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We made the mistake of touring the gardens in early April. Nothing was in bloom. All the plants looked dead, nothing to see but mud and a few birds at the feeder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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