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Coker Arboretum

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Lovely natural garden to visit

It is an oasis on a busy campus. While small, it is full of native plants and paths to wander... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Patricia T
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Get Away From It All in the Midst of It All

Few people even know this clandestine peaceful piece of paradise exists, much less having been... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Qingdao, China
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Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
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Reviewed August 6, 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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Patricia T
Reviewed April 30, 2019

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank brownc230
Reviewed August 5, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

I was the only person walking around this peaceful small space on a Sunday morning, which was quite nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Even on a Saturday, the arboretum wasn't crowded. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the area it was quite enjoyable to walk around. (note to Trip Advisor, please add "Family [adult children]," if you are breaking down...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I really enjoy walking in the Coker Arboretum. It is so peaceful to walk around and enjoy the beauty of nature. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle and provides some calm. You can spend as little time there or as much as...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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