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“Nice place for some outdoor time”

North Carolina Botanical Garden
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

My family comes here regularly. There are trails in the woods (dogs on leash are okay, strollers would not work on the woodland paths). There's a small children's play garden area (might be a good idea to be prepared to get a little dirty). The cultivated garden area is small but nicely done. You can wander as you wish, see what's blooming, and enjoy the outdoors. It's free to visit. Ample free parking on site.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous gardens. Well laid out and great signage. Well maintained. Plan to return when I’m back in the area. Was visiting my daughter who lives in the area. An awesome experience!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

A great place to visit; to see plants, artwork and/or take to the trail(s).
Inside the walls are lined with quilted renditions of the 'flower of the year.'
Outside a wonderful array of flowers, plants and art work.
Great place to spend some free time and its free.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Chapel Hill’s botanical garden is an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the crowded college town. It is easy accessible from I40 and can get crowded on weekends.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gatortunor
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The paths are perfect for wandering around. I loved how every plant was clearly labeled and they were separated into groups based on similar environments or traits. I especially appreciated the herb garden where the various historical uses for these plants were explained. This is a well maintained garden that I enjoy bringing out-of-town guests to during warmer months.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Leah D
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