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North Carolina Botanical Garden

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful area

Free and wonderful for walks with my toddler We live close and go often in many different seasons... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nice, Many things to look at enjoy, even a quiet place to sit and work

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James L
South Portland, Maine
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“hiking trails”(9 reviews)
“chess set”(9 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beauitiful garden visit! Waiting in Garden for friends that were visiting us. They got lost on 15 501 and went towards Duke Gardens. Did not want to miss out on their great visit to Chapel Hill so they came saw everything and then checked into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Goin2Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a sunny but cool day in Chapel Hill and our granddaughter suggested we take in the UNC Botanical Gardens. Even though it has passed from flowers to its fall state, it was still a great visit. The garden is divided into areas like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mamnnp2016
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The botanic garden has a great selection of plants and creates a variety of areas for local plants (wetlands to forest) as well as showcases herbs and poisonous plants. In the summer there is a flowering garden that attracts hundreds of butterflies. You can also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 20 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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15 May 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
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!