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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Nice Serene Place

Great place to wander thru the gardens. Very quiet. They also sell plants and they are reasonably... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2012
Cary, North Carolina
Full of Beauty

We regularly visit the NC Botanical Gardens. It is a great place to relax, explore and take in the... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2012
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“hiking trails”(8 reviews)
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100 Old Mason Farm Rd, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Great place to wander thru the gardens. Very quiet. They also sell plants and they are reasonably priced.

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

We regularly visit the NC Botanical Gardens. It is a great place to relax, explore and take in the beauty of nature. Kids young and old will love it here. There is a children's garden, cabin to explore, trails and more. They've recently added a...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

The botanical gardens are fun to walk around. They also have nature trails with several short, easy hikes. 

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Lovely place to visit. Learn about the diverse North Carolina environment. Trails and walkway -make for an enjoyable time away. Don't forget to visit the herb garden, take a peek at the "green" building and a must is the pitcher plants and venus fly traps....More

Thank pagat
Reviewed December 31, 2011

A new top notch educational facility teaches all aspects of native plants. You can stroll through the three distinctive geographical regions of North Carolina, learning the plants of region. Native plants are always available for purchase. The Native American Medicine Garden, a great place to...More

Thank MizChill
Reviewed November 19, 2011

The new visitor center always has something interesting. The center exhibits, the planted gardens, and the trail are always a peaceful, relaxing places to visit. Well informed and friendly staff. A highlight not just of Chapel Hill, but of North Carolina.

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

Driving around Chapel Hill is a nightmare, and allyou need to do is make 2 turns to enter wonderful gardens, displays and educational opportunities.

Thank Michelle21620
Reviewed October 6, 2011

We had a nice sunny day to walk around the garden. There is a large variety of sculptures which were very interesting. Also, a rustic cabin in a wooded setting. Some yellow daisy-like flowers were blooming all over which was very colorful. It was a...More

Thank mrscleo
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Well, we might as well have visited an unmowed lot. Everything in this area is suffering from drought, and there was very little to see and enjoy. Go in the spring.

Thank cirrus763c
Reviewed June 13, 2011

The gardens are wonderfully laid out. They are focus on native plants. It was a very enjoyable 1 1/2 hour visit. The admission is free, and the parking is right outside of the main gate.

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May 15, 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
September 30, 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!