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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
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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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No. Carolina Botanical Gardens

Didn't realize we were going past these gorgeous "Must See" gardens until we were almost on top of it. The entire location was handicap friendly and the staff couldn't have been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DiggerMagee
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't realize we were going past these gorgeous "Must See" gardens until we were almost on top of it. The entire location was handicap friendly and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Our cameras got quite the workout since the various types of NC native vegetation and flowers are superbly arranged with glorious backdrops, out buildings and plant explanations.... More 

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Thank DiggerMagee
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill offer a relaxing respite from the crazy world in which we live. Quiet,calm and beautiful, you owe yourself the luxury of spending some time there.

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Thank Doug P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow !!! Such a great find . You go from the mountains to the sea with such great plants .Great place to explore . Large Chess set for all ages . Beautiful Arbors , old house to explore. . Flowers in bloom posted so you know what you are looking at . Great new classrooms . Offer so many classes... More 

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Thank Suppl001
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People often drive past the CH Botanical gardens and never investigate these beautiful, peaceful gardens complete with interesting sculptures, an interesting gift shop and most of all a treasure chest of beautiful plants trees and bushes marked with informational cards.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live in Chapel Hill, you know about the Botanical Garden. If you are a visitor, this is one of the two or three best walks in town. It tends to be shady, so a great walk when the sun is hot.

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Thank Tye H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place in all ways: the staff, the community orientation, the environmental awareness, and of course the site itself. The NCBG demonstrates green building as well as "green" planting. The hiking trails are lovely, and the native plant gardens are so fascinating. For those of you who live here, the classes and plant sales are terrific also.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

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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

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Evanston, Illinois
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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 

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Thank wendy L
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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!

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