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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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

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Tranquility and awesomeness

I do not want to describe it too much :). Just go there, walk, relax, empty your mind or bring your Pokémon Go app.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean Georges P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not want to describe it too much :). Just go there, walk, relax, empty your mind or bring your Pokémon Go app.

Thank Jean Georges P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had great potential but do to coming in December a lot of the plants are dead . you can still see some nice things but have to come back in the spring

Thank Anthony S
Evanston, Illinois
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244 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Unfortunately we toured the gardens just after the hurricane passed through in October. Although this area did not receive a lot of damage, several planting areas were flattened and not very appealing. Luckily the sculpture exhibit was not damaged, and we did enjoy walking through the area and viewing the pieces. We also spent a lot of time watching the... More 

Thank wendy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Botanical garden glorious in spring,summer & fall! Wide variety of trees,flowers, herbs,etc with correct identity cards. Staff helpful with great gardening advice. Gift shop has birding and gardening books worth a look. Enjoyable experience for all ages!

Thank Grayendo
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Every fall, the Botanical Gardens has outdoor sculpture by local artists. It is always pleasant to see the different pieces outside in a natural setting. Some are for sale, others not. There is a lovely gift shop that carries things of nature, plants, books, aprons, tee shirts, etc. You can't forget the library, with books, newspapers, artwork done by people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The NC Botanical Garden provides visitors with the opportunity to walk through various plant ecosystems of the state. There are also an herb garden, special exhibits, like the Sculpture in the Garden exhibit, and a shop where you can buy native plants for your own garden. A great way to spend the afternoon!

Thank Saltmarshlover
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This state-run facility boasts three specialized gardens with plants from the three regions of NC: mountains, piedmont, and coastal plains. Time spent wandering among them is both educational as well as interesting. There are also walking trails through the woods that are great for a stroll. There's a gift shop that's worth perusing as well. It's not a large facility,... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Native Botanical Garden is a small community supported garden with a walking trail meandering through it. Don’t expect a formal and well groomed garden like Chattanooga or Atlanta but it is clean and a good place for a peaceful stroll. As the name implies, it is full of native plants but not much more. I would not make this... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Free admission and a nice relaxing visit with my family! I will definately go back in the spring when more flowers will be in bloom.

1 Thank Karen V
Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had passed the entrance to the North Carolina Botanic Garden, and are glad that we finally stopped. Lovely grounds, with enough information everywhere to satisfy us completely. Though we were familiar with much of the flora of this area of North Carolina, we were impressed with the layout, the various displays, and we both recommend a stop.

1 Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ

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