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North Carolina Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Native plant heaven

I always go here to get suggestions for native plantings. Love this place. also just strolling the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathy K
The focus is on Native NC Plants

The gardens are a showplace of various NC plants and their habitats, from the sea to the mountains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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100 Old Mason Farm Rd, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great destination for plant viewing, certainly not the most impressive display design. Can view most of the gardens easily in under an hour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank k4ster7
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always go here to get suggestions for native plantings. Love this place. also just strolling the grounds is shady and restful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are a showplace of various NC plants and their habitats, from the sea to the mountains. Staff at the Gardens can be exceptionally helpful in guiding visitors who intend to plant native plants at home and in helping find plants available for sale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TWDickinson
Reviewed February 3, 2019

The Research Triangle has a few Botanical Gardens and all are pretty, but this garden is special.......it is a must visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

The Botanical Garden has it all. There are wonderful exhibits (that change regularly), fixed exhibits, plant sales, a variety of hiking trails, and very informative instructed classes

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlanR3487
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A good place to find out about NC environments and the plants that grow in them. Nice walks and trails short enough for small kids. Lots of interesting native plants with labels. Changing materials in the main building.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ecoli0
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Since it was 65 and sunny, my husband and I decided this would be a good place to walk. Neither of us were happy with the map they gave and found it difficult to determine where the separate garden areas were. Better signage would definitely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank booklover93
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We went to listen to music and see the lights but it was a little lame. The lights were not very impressive. The food trucks were disappointing. The jazz band was excellent. Perhaps its better seen during the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Q2839ZCjamesm
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Free and wonderful for walks with my toddler We live close and go often in many different seasons, there is always plant life to look at and areas to explore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth55150
Reviewed November 19, 2018

I am not a huge garden fan, but I travel with one! She had a class from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the garden so I needed to keep my self occupied for several hours here. Nice 'what's in bloom today' display as you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James L
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from b_arnold1976 | Reviewed this property |
I understand your frustration and thought the same about the area just going natural. Just the other week PBS did a show on this garden and they talked about the biological nature reserve too. Apparently, it being natural... More
September 30, 2017|
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Response from CindyMcN | Reviewed this property |
Leashed dogs are allowed on the Piedmont Nature Trails. Dogs are not allowed inside the fenced area of the display gardens. Hope that helps!