North Carolina Botanical Garden

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The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a botanical garden operated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Mar 25, 2024
I suppose if I were a botanist, the botanical gardens would have sincerely impressed me. However, Cherry Wonderdog does not carry such accreditation, and our visit here on a lovely spring day in late… Full review by Cherry_Wonderdog
Mar 28, 2023
We never miss an opportunity to visit this Natural Gem! Many tranquil garden trails to meander and relax. Interesting Architecture, plant sales, garden shoppe & adjacent adequate free parking ️ You… Full review by vincentf89
Oct 22, 2022
A friend invited me to join her at the NC Botanical Gardens for their Sculpture in the Garden exhibit. It was my first time there. I am not too familiar with Chapel Hill and this area/intersection ca… Full review by travelingtips

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Does it cost to get in
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Admission is free but as a non-profit they welcome donations
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Why has the garden been left to 'go natural'? It seems that the only thing being cultivated are those things that spread on …
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Why has the garden been left to 'go natural'? It seems that the only thing being cultivated are those things that spread on their own (e.g. ferns) or old un-kept rosemary bushes. Knee-high, weedy-looking, repetitive areas of re-seeders abound. We have been going here for years, yet now my family just wanted to get a crew with weed-eaters in there. And the fact that you banned bottles of water from being sold by your two food truck vendors (yet allowed aluminum canned soda) at the recent plant sale with temperatures in the 90's really topped off our sense of disappointment.
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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 …
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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 looking is to show the different regions all in one place, for example mountain plants/trees, Piedmont plants/trees and coastal plants/trees. Made sense after the show, but doesn't look the prettiest. I wish it were more like Duke Gardens but maybe they don't have the space or funding.
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Can I bring my dog on a leash?
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Leashed dogs are allowed on the Piedmont Nature Trails. Dogs are not allowed inside the fenced area of the display gardens. Hope that helps!
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Where do I find information about visiting UNC-Chapel Hill?
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The Visitors Center website contains information about historical tours, traveling to campus and parking. The campus map also has information about transit, ADA accessibility points and …
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The Visitors Center website contains information about historical tours, traveling to campus and parking. The campus map also has information about transit, ADA accessibility points and construction projects...
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