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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Address: 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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+1 919-962-0522
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice little getaway

The kids loved the chess set. Nice little adventure and it's free. We were able to take the stroller and get around fine with three young kids, but the trails are gravel so just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Julie R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The kids loved the chess set. Nice little adventure and it's free. We were able to take the stroller and get around fine with three young kids, but the trails are gravel so just be aware. It was a great place to go just to get outside on a sunny day. Worth the visit.

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Thank Julie R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an often overlooked yet fun botanical garden to attend. A 'Rosemary Garden" with over 30+ varieties of rosemary. Who knew? And an interesting walking path through various terrains and fauna. Nice educational building. Good for family or afternoon walk. Don't miss the gate! Stunning artwork!

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Thank baileybaileybailey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned our visit around a talk/walk at the gardens which was lovely. Our guide was knowledgeable and just what we needed for this late winter/early spring day. We were able to find flowers that we might have passed by otherwise. After the tour we did some bird-watching at the bird blind and then headed out on the extensive trail... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Didn't realize we were going past these gorgeous "Must See" gardens until we were almost on top of it. The entire location was handicap friendly and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Our cameras got quite the workout since the various types of NC native vegetation and flowers are superbly arranged with glorious backdrops, out buildings and plant explanations.... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill offer a relaxing respite from the crazy world in which we live. Quiet,calm and beautiful, you owe yourself the luxury of spending some time there.

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Thank Doug P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Wow !!! Such a great find . You go from the mountains to the sea with such great plants .Great place to explore . Large Chess set for all ages . Beautiful Arbors , old house to explore. . Flowers in bloom posted so you know what you are looking at . Great new classrooms . Offer so many classes... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

People often drive past the CH Botanical gardens and never investigate these beautiful, peaceful gardens complete with interesting sculptures, an interesting gift shop and most of all a treasure chest of beautiful plants trees and bushes marked with informational cards.

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Thank marycaycorr
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

If you live in Chapel Hill, you know about the Botanical Garden. If you are a visitor, this is one of the two or three best walks in town. It tends to be shady, so a great walk when the sun is hot.

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Thank Tye H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This is a wonderful place in all ways: the staff, the community orientation, the environmental awareness, and of course the site itself. The NCBG demonstrates green building as well as "green" planting. The hiking trails are lovely, and the native plant gardens are so fascinating. For those of you who live here, the classes and plant sales are terrific also.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I do not want to describe it too much :). Just go there, walk, relax, empty your mind or bring your Pokémon Go app.

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