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North Carolina Botanical Garden

100 Old Mason Farm Rd, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
+1 919-962-0522
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Fabulous place to explore nature

A lovely and FREE place to enjoy nature, take the dog for a walk or run a trail. Particularly... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Ana F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nice education center with sustainability features

The local competition in the Triangle is tough; nicer gardens and nicer hiking. I think the name... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
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100 Old Mason Farm Rd, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
+1 919-962-0522
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

A lovely and FREE place to enjoy nature, take the dog for a walk or run a trail. Particularly beautiful in the spring and fall- I don't like the bugs in the summer. Lovely creek for younger kids to play in.

Thank Ana F
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The local competition in the Triangle is tough; nicer gardens and nicer hiking. I think the name fools the casual since it sounds like the best in the state. That being said, there are nice features to this garden for the local area. The education...More

Thank ShenVal04
Reviewed 13 September 2016

the botanical garden emphasizes plants from all regions of North Carolina in an organized stroll. Often there is sculpture on display; changing throughout the year.

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Most Botanic Gardens I've visited have required hours to walk through and cost $ the second you enter the grounds. NOT THIS ONE!! The grounds are free! You can come wander peacefully through several compact venues. Grounds stay open after the buildings close in the...More

Thank Singleonceonce
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We planned to walk around the gardens now that it's a bit cooler. On Sunday we were surprised to find a family-friendly (nursery and children's chapel) worship service that began at 10am in the Reeves Auditorium within the gardens. A beautiful morning and afternoon.

2  Thank jordan2004
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Maybe they just need more help to keep the gardens nice. We were disappointed. The gardens had so much other growth in the beds that it was hard to see what were plants verses weeds. they also didn't have many blooming flowers. In general we...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The kids loved this place! We walked the trails, they played in the river then we explored the many gardens. We were easily able to kill several hours. A favorite was the garden of poisonous plants, which was very cool. We will be back again...More

Thank JTess1425
Reviewed 26 August 2016

You can easily walk around these gardens in an hour, unlike at Sarah P Duke, which takes much more of a time commitment. The information center and shop are excellent and there is even a small library. This is a great place to see native...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are outside and inside attractions at this venue. The inside space is air conditioned with exhibits. There a good variety of outside trails with streams and ponds and mini-falls. Some trails are very wooded and some are somewhat arid.

Thank Scotch27
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The NCBG features plants, trees and shrubs that are native to North Carolina, including pitcher plants and native ornamentals. Pleasant for a stroll and also educational, there is also a childrens garden, an herb garden and garden sculptures.

Thank jdwarshaw
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
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