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North Carolina Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Small but Lovely

Not Duke gardens, but a wonderful collection of many of NC's native plants, laid out in nice... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2012
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Nice nature trail ...

So, while it will never be mistaken for some epic hike, the nature trail was a pleasant discovery... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2012
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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100 Old Mason Farm Rd, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Not Duke gardens, but a wonderful collection of many of NC's native plants, laid out in nice wandering paths. Modern buildings for classes and displays plus nice gift shop. Parking is easy and free.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

So, while it will never be mistaken for some epic hike, the nature trail was a pleasant discovery. It's probably no more than a mile or so but it is quiet, peaceful and you get a chance to see anything from harmless black snakes to...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Another nice garden in the Raleigh/Durham area. Great diversity of plants with a bit of a lean toward eduactional aspects of gardening, but you can just go to look so explore as much or as little as you like.

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Reviewed March 6, 2012

The NC Botanical is a treasure trove of native plants in a natural setting. It offers classes and educational experiences in addition to a large plant collection, a beautiful gift shop, a nice selection of plant and gardening books, and native plants for sale. If...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Herb gardens, medicinal and poisonous. We were looking for the Fairy Garden, and discovered there is a new Children's Garden, under development; promises to be good entertainment for the young ones,

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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. 

Thank sm47
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

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May 15, 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
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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!