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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Wonderful Site for a Wedding

We attended the wedding for the daughter of my wife's cousin at the Gardens...a truly wonderful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Natural Gardens

This is a lovely botanical garden. Rather than manicured flower gardens and lawns, you will see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen C
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails”(8 reviews)
“north carolina”(20 reviews)
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100 Old Mason Farm Rd, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We attended the wedding for the daughter of my wife's cousin at the Gardens...a truly wonderful setting of trails, plantings and interesting (attractive) buildings and shops. The ceremony was conducted in a clearing deep into the trails. The reception in a hall on the main...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely botanical garden. Rather than manicured flower gardens and lawns, you will see natural flowers and plants, a little on the wild side. Lots of huge trees. What I enjoyed on my visit were the sculptures throughout the garden. Lovely to see...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Me and my husband has been to the NC Botanical Garden more than three times. The colorful flowers as well as the rare herbs never fail to invite us over and over again. Needless to say, the cheerful chirping of our winged friends always awaken...More

Thank LenClover92
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I'm a bit biased since I live a few blocks away, but this is gem is worth going to. NC is a beautiful state as it is, but this takes it up a notch. It's amazing!

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our family enjoyed spending the afternoon at these gardens. Our favorite section was the carnivorous plants. Venus Flytraps and such for those interested! It was a hot afternoon and there were plenty of walkways totally shaded that gave relief from the sun. All the pathways...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Love this garden, well laid out, great information and an incredible staff. Native plants for sale as well.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The NCBG bills itself as a conservation garden. It is less formal and more laid back than many manicured gardens, Many interesting plants, conservation ideas, comfortable walking paths, spotlessly clean restrooms, nice little sales area where one can purchase specimens seen while touring in the...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had our wedding here several years ago. It was the perfect venue for a wedding! We visit to enjoy the memories, and to take in the beautiful gardens.

Thank musenc
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My college sweetheart and I used to visit the North Carolina Botanical Garden and spend the afternoon walking along its paths.

Thank drewdrew1950
Reviewed 18 June 2018

One of the best native plant gardens in the country. NCBG offers many educational programs, all ages. Enjoy the yearly plant sales and gift shop. Visit and walk their extended trials at this site and surrounding area.

Thank catsthree
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15 May 2018|
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
30 September 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!