Coker Arboretum

Coker Arboretum, Chapel Hill: Hours, Address, Coker Arboretum Reviews: 4.5/5

Coker Arboretum
4.5
Historic Walking Areas • Parks • Gardens
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

4.5
65 reviews
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Very good
16
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7
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC4,918 contributions
Wonderful Mothers Day Walk
May 2021 • Couples
My wife and I visited Coker early on a Sunday morning, so parking was no issue at all. A few people were spread out on the grounds, but we were able to distance ourselves at all times. We both loved the greenery, and there were more flowers blooming here than at the NC Botanical Garden the afternoon prior. Free entry and accessibility made Coker one of the highlights of our Chapel Hill visit.
Written May 10, 2021
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LPLoveToTravel
Ocala, FL1,545 contributions
Perfect place for a stroll on a lovely spring day
May 2021
Coker Arboretum is an arboretum within the North Carolina Botanical Garden on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The collection consists of a wide variety of plantings including flowering trees and shrubs as well as bulb and perennial displays. On a nice spring day you can walk, sit, watch birds, see tons of gorgeous flowers, and relax, right on the University of North Carolina campus. When we were there in early May, the Iris's were in full bloom.
Written May 2, 2021
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Patricia T
Chapel Hill, NC28 contributions
Lovely natural garden to visit
Jul 2019
It is an oasis on a busy campus. While small, it is full of native plants and paths to wander. There are also benches and lawn spaces to sit and enjoy. A lovely place all year due to all the perennials.
Written August 6, 2019
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Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ2,193 contributions
Park at the Planetarium next door
Apr 2019 • Couples
Small, walkable arboretum. Lots of benches and shade. Lots of birds and water feature. Relaxing, but I would not go out of my way to visit this arboretum. I just happened to be in the area.
Written April 30, 2019
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Brown C
Qingdao, China717 contributions
Get Away From It All in the Midst of It All
Aug 2018 • Couples
Few people even know this clandestine peaceful piece of paradise exists, much less having been there. It's worth taking the time on a nice day to explore the many facets of this compact, yet complex park. Find a park bench in the midst of it and get away from it all!
Written August 16, 2018
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NCTraveler2015
Raleigh, NC5,054 contributions
Peaceful
Aug 2018 • Solo
The Coker Arboretum is a peaceful and serene place to get away from things and just be in nature. There are benches throughout that you can sit and take a break or just enjoy your surroundings. The sights and sounds will make you relax.
Written August 5, 2018
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PeonyThailand
Vienna, Austria121 contributions
A place to walk around and contemplate
Jul 2018 • Solo
I was the only person walking around this peaceful small space on a Sunday morning, which was quite nice.
Written July 25, 2018
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AnnaGR18
11 contributions
An oasis
Nov 2017 • Solo
Hard to believe this place is tucked away on campus and just off of Franklin St. If you want to just sit on a bench and look at trees and get some privacy, lots of opportunity to do so here. It’s well maintained and just an oasis in an otherwise busy scene.
Written January 28, 2018
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Susie H
Durham, NC239 contributions
Beautiful hidden gem year round
Oct 2017 • Solo
This adorable and surprisingly diverse garden in hidden in plain sight in the near-middle if campus. I love to walk to the Starbucks near the student stores then wander over to the trails or sit on one of the many benches. With all the shade and seclusion, this is a lovely place to sit or take photos almost year round. The signs and labels are helpful, if you actually want to learn about the plants. Otherwise, use this area to unwind for a few minutes.
Written November 26, 2017
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GatorJoe007
Jacksonville, FL47 contributions
Beautiful oasis away from the bustle
Oct 2017 • Family
We have visited during the different seasons with Fall and Winter being the prettiest. In the Winter, if there is snow, you will feel like you are walking through Narnia. Great place to spend some quiet time with the family and enjoy the beautiful foliage.
Written October 17, 2017
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Coker Arboretum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM