100 Old Mason Farm Road
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is part of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more than 50 years NCBG has championed native plant conservation and horticultural education in the southeastern United States. Its ever-broadening array of native plants delights and informs all ages, while educational, informational, and therapeutic programs enrich the lives of all visitors. 2020 is the Year of the Wildflower and NCBG is celebrating with wildflower themed exhibits and activities for all ages. Enjoy spring splendor from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina inNCBG’s habitat gardens. NCBG also manages Coker Arboretum, Battle Park, Forest Theatre, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, and the newly-opened Parker Preserve. Stop by the Parker Preserve, near Governor’s Club, for a stunning view!
NCBG has been the major recipient of proceeds from the Chapel Hill Garden Club’s biennial Garden Tour, receiving over $240,000 since the Tour began in 1996. Recent donations have focused primarily on expanding the popular, interactive Children’s Wonder Garden. Improvements made in the past two years include the installation of two native bee houses, interpretive signage, and five giant butterflies in the pollinator garden. Adults and children love the new tree stump jump in White Oak Woods. The nature play area’s popular sand-dig has been relocated, framed with cedar, and topped with a shade sail. Come, learn, and enjoy!
This stop on the Tour offers:
- E-ticket voucher redemption at the Visitor Center
- Tour tickets for sale at the Visitor Center
- Beautiful artwork in the DeBerry Gallery
- Gift Shop
- Water bottle refill station
Terrain: Some wheelchair access, Primarily level ground
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Photographs courtesy Daphne McLeod and Kathy Swendiman, unless otherwise noted.