We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coker Arboretum

Open Now: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Share
Review Highlights
Get Away From It All in the Midst of It All

Few people even know this clandestine peaceful piece of paradise exists, much less having been... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Brown C
,
Qingdao, China
Peaceful

The Coker Arboretum is a peaceful and serene place to get away from things and just be in nature... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
NCTraveler2015
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Read all 60 reviews
71
All photos (71)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“year round”(2 reviews)
“serene place”(2 reviews)
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
14°
Nov
-1°
Dec
-2°
Jan
Contact
Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Website
+1 919-962-0522
Call
Reviews (60)
Filter reviews
60 results
Traveller rating
41
14
5
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
41
14
5
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews year round serene place beautiful oasis walk around duke gardens benches picnic plants stroll paths campus students nature carolina
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 60 reviews
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Few people even know this clandestine peaceful piece of paradise exists, much less having been there. It's worth taking the time on a nice day to explore the many facets of this compact, yet complex park. Find a park bench in the midst of it...More

1  Thank Brown C
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The Coker Arboretum is a peaceful and serene place to get away from things and just be in nature. There are benches throughout that you can sit and take a break or just enjoy your surroundings. The sights and sounds will make you relax.

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I was the only person walking around this peaceful small space on a Sunday morning, which was quite nice.

Thank PeonyThailand
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Hard to believe this place is tucked away on campus and just off of Franklin St. If you want to just sit on a bench and look at trees and get some privacy, lots of opportunity to do so here. It’s well maintained and just...More

1  Thank AnnaGR18
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

This adorable and surprisingly diverse garden in hidden in plain sight in the near-middle if campus. I love to walk to the Starbucks near the student stores then wander over to the trails or sit on one of the many benches. With all the shade...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We have visited during the different seasons with Fall and Winter being the prettiest. In the Winter, if there is snow, you will feel like you are walking through Narnia. Great place to spend some quiet time with the family and enjoy the beautiful foliage.

Thank GatorJoe007
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Even on a Saturday, the arboretum wasn't crowded. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the area it was quite enjoyable to walk around. (note to Trip Advisor, please add "Family [adult children]," if you are breaking down...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I really enjoy walking in the Coker Arboretum. It is so peaceful to walk around and enjoy the beauty of nature. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle and provides some calm. You can spend as little time there or as much as...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Duke Gardens gets all the whoop-la, but this on campus Arboretum is lovely and larger than you can imagine, Sweet place for a stroll or a quick spot picnic. Romantic and charming

1  Thank baileybaileybailey
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Plants are well kept and most were blooming during our visit. Many paths to take to wind through the gardens and explore. Most plants are labeled so you know what you are looking at. Great place to go to get ideas for your own gardens.

Thank Jucasz
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 nearby hotels
The Carolina Inn
1,645 reviews
.71 km away
AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown
60 reviews
.98 km away
The Franklin
750 reviews
1.13 km away
Chapel Hill InnTown
35 reviews
1.27 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 324 nearby restaurants
Sutton's Drug Store
98 reviews
.55 km away
Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe
86 reviews
.51 km away
Carolina Coffee Shop
85 reviews
.58 km away
Time-Out
50 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 75 nearby attractions
University of North Carolina
510 reviews
.26 km away
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
156 reviews
.39 km away
Ackland Art Museum
120 reviews
.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Coker Arboretum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines