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Address: Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
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Excellent trip to this arboretum

Plants are well kept and most were blooming during our visit. Many paths to take to wind through the gardens and explore. Most plants are labeled so you know what you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plants are well kept and most were blooming during our visit. Many paths to take to wind through the gardens and explore. Most plants are labeled so you know what you are looking at. Great place to go to get ideas for your own gardens.

Thank Jucasz
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It was not until we moved away from the immediate neighborhood of the Coker Arboretum that we realized how much we miss the extensive variety of plants, shrubs and trees. The Arboretum is in a constant state of flux as the seasons pass. There is always something in bloom, and the grounds are kept meticulously through staff and volunteer help.

Thank Alan R
Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

please make time for this lovely spot when visiting Chapel Hill. It is truly a breath of fresh air. Small but well maintained and very pretty. Parking is an issue, so do your research first. We were lucky to be staying close enough to walk.

Thank MTHughes
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A beautiful place to walk and appreciate quiet- free and easy to get around. Great to sit and watch the clouds go by.

Thank Ana F
Durham, North Carolina
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1,408 reviews
885 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Coker Arboretum is a small quiet arboretum that started out in 1903 as an outdoor classroom for the study of trees. It's next to the Morehead Planetarium. They have sandy, brick and dirt paths winding through the property. They have benches scattered throughout and if you can't find a bench just put a blanket on the ground and enjoy a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have spend many a time in Coker Arb walking and enjoying the small trails and sitting reading and just enjoying being their while have things to do downtown -- a place to collect your thoughts...

Thank IreneGaye
Budapest, Hungary
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144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Beautiful green space in the center of town. It's a relaxing place for a stroll next to the planetarium.

Thank mboyd71
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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209 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

When I was driving around I noticed this gorgeous vine arbor. I made my way to the arbor, which runs 300 feet, and about half way down I see an open gate. I peak in and wow..I found the arboretum!! It was established in 1903 by Dr. William Chambers Coker who was the first botany. It covers 5.3 acres. It... More 

Thank Sburris65
Merritt Island, Florida
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you are in the area, walk through the arboretum. It is beautiful and has plenty of pretty trees and local plants to see. There are nice shady spots to hang out in if the weather is warm and lots of sunny spots when it is cool. Take a walk under the arbor. Caution- no parking nearby except a few... More 

Thank MelanieMac_1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Coker Arboretum on the edge of the UNC campus near the Planetarium is a wonderful place for a short walk, or just sitting on a bench. The plants are all labeled, so I was sent there by my gardener to see what kind of plants grow well here and choose for my own garden. There's a stream and an... More 

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