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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Such a beautiful place!

This place was so nice! My friend highly recommended it and I'm glad we went! One of the reasons why I really liked these gardens is because there was a lot of shade which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This place was so nice! My friend highly recommended it and I'm glad we went! One of the reasons why I really liked these gardens is because there was a lot of shade which was really good considering it was so hot outside! The kids loved it too! they around down the paths and there was enough room for them... More 

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Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful. It's been renovated and it looks great. The giant chess is great too! Great to wander in and look at the beautiful flowers. Also, it has great trails in the back that are good for taking your dog, since dogs aren't allowed in the garden

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My family and I went to the gardens a couple of times. I enjoyed it but it wasn't as fun as I expected. It's a nice place to go if it is a nice day out.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I took my children here for a visit while in the area. My chess playing youngsters were curious to see the huge chess set in the garden on a tiled board. That was fun. My daughter left a note in the fairy garden to return home and find a letter back to her! I wouldn't spend an entire day here,... More 

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Mansfield, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After visiting the Sarah P. Duke Gardens the day before, the NC Botanical Garden was a disappointment. Compared to Duke everything here seemed over grown and it did not share the eye appealing beauty of the other garden. Lots of green during June, but not much color.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is small and nice garden, which is good for a very short walk. Nothing is very impressive, but it is worth a stop there while visiting UNC campus.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This garden hosts a variety of areas for herbs, blooming shrubs, the usual oddities AND something I've never seen - a bog garden filled with magnificent carnivorous plants! Amazing. They also have plants for sale there. Remember to bring a HAT...I forgot...it's blazing sun outside already.

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Ithaca, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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Additional Information about North Carolina Botanical Garden

Address: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
Phone Number: 919-962-0522
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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