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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 an outdoor Wedding!

We attended a wedding at the Garden and were able to view some of the grounds before hand. But it was raining so we were not able to get very far from the buildings. Even though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Marcus427
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Ithaca, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Though the attraction was a step away from a lot of local places, and off the beaten path to give it some quiet moments only go if you are looking for plants and greenery. Even the chess set, which I had seen in a handful of pictures, was awkward to find. For a botanical gardens, especially in comparison to other... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We attended a wedding at the Garden and were able to view some of the grounds before hand. But it was raining so we were not able to get very far from the buildings. Even though it was raining, the outdoor wedding went on without a hitch because there is a large covered area between two buildings that serves as... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Garden is almost entirely about plants native to North Carolina (the herb garden and a garden showing off plant families are exceptions, with things like a Chinese palm and bananas, both growing outdoors). It began in the 1960s and has gradually expanded as an educational center. On the Thursday that I visited, at least two groups of adults were... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

While the gardens at Duke University are the most known of the college gardens, once shouldn't overlook this delightful gem in the triangle area. Unlike other gardens..these gardens aren't showey..but instead..they more natural and as you meander down the pathways..there are hidden gems just waiting to discover. The gardens cover 700 acres of pure beauty and wonderment. As you first... More 

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Wellesley Island
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Grab your kids and the grandparents and go for a lovely stroll through the gardens here. Fun for everyone. Informative exhibits and a great little gift shop. Kids and adults alike will enjoy discovering native species, birds, fairies(?) and themed gardens. Pack a snack to enjoy on the picnic tables beneath the trees. A truly wonderful place to visit.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
84 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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176 reviews 176 reviews
39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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