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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Address: 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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+1 919-962-0522
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Attended a wedding here

The gardens themselves are beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The facility has a good sized room available for receptions.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2016
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The gardens themselves are beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The facility has a good sized room available for receptions.

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This botanical garden is not just for avid horticulturalists. This is a garden that is heavy into science-based environmentalism, collections of plants from several ecosystems in the state, and a great arts and cultural outreach program for the public. The buildings are LEED-certified platinum and learning about the water-collection and cisterns are fascinating. On the day we visited there was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

A warm afternoon, a cold Diet Coke, and a walk through these beautiful gardens. Does it get any better than this? The grounds are lovely. The foliage is diverse and magnificent. Even the plant store/gift show is homey and welcoming, as are the lovely people who work there. It was a marvelous couple of hours spent smelling the flowers and... More 

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Thank BBragger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This is a true gem located in the city of Chapel Hill. It has an amazing visitor/education center with surrounding gardens. The gardens are beautifully planted and arranged with benches and areas to enjoy the environment. Just outside the gardens are lovely hiking trails that just about anyone can enjoy. Make sure that you park in the after hours parking... More 

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Thank Terry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We had a celebration for our Wedding at the NC Botanical Garden. The staff at the garden was very helpful with planning for equipment rentals. Also, the porch attached to the main rental space creates a wonderful flow for guests. I highly recommend having events here in the Spring when everything is in full bloom. The gardens are gorgeous and... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We viewed native plant displays, walked on a nature trail and took pictures of all the natural areas. Wildflowers, coastal plain habitats, and tall trees.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We visited after a failed attempt to see the Duke gardens and are very glad we came here instead. The grounds were so peaceful and educational. With the various areas and types/uses of plants highlighted. I only wish we had more time. We will be back.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you're into SE, mainly NC, native plants. Especially in April. You should try the free Sat morning guided tour to start so you can get the layout down. Then return to browse at your leisure. There's a display garden and other sections that match NC's geography. Friendly staff.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Definitely visit during the spring and summer for best plant showings. it is nice in the fall but great during warm months. There are really nice sculptures there as well. Hoping you get to see the twig sculpture before it goes away.

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Thank lstaelin
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A beautiful garden showcasing the different habitats in North Carolina. Great educational programs for children and adults, beautiful exhibits and great walking trails. The staff are incredible and always willing to help you learn about their wonderful collections.

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