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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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A peaceful place

Lots of beautiful flowers - many of them were marked, benches and places where you could sit down to rest in the sun or relax in the shadow- informative maps and good paths - a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kristiansund, Norway
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of beautiful flowers - many of them were marked, benches and places where you could sit down to rest in the sun or relax in the shadow- informative maps and good paths - a good place to spend some time!

Thank Audkarin
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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419 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trails and many local plants to see. Lovely little bird sighting area. Many of the plants were marked which is always nice. Free to park and enter. Nice little gift shop too.

Thank Elaine M
Brooklyn, New York
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A "natural" botanic garden. It is planned, yet it looks remarkably raw and natural. Interesting plants and items are around every turn. Spend some time communing with nature. They have a great carnivorous plant area.

Thank C S
Tyler, United States
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10 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely natural gardens, many types of indigineous plants and trees. Some flowering. Easy trail to follow and the path was clearly marked. The welcome center had a gorgeous display of the last 15 years of the flower of the year QUILTED and hanging. All by North Carolinians and the work was exquisite. The gift shop is small but there was... More 

Thank Victoria H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was a great place to see the gardens and take a nice walk. The people that work at the center were very friendly and helpful.

Thank CindyMcN
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The kids loved the chess set. Nice little adventure and it's free. We were able to take the stroller and get around fine with three young kids, but the trails are gravel so just be aware. It was a great place to go just to get outside on a sunny day. Worth the visit.

Thank Julie R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is an often overlooked yet fun botanical garden to attend. A 'Rosemary Garden" with over 30+ varieties of rosemary. Who knew? And an interesting walking path through various terrains and fauna. Nice educational building. Good for family or afternoon walk. Don't miss the gate! Stunning artwork!

Thank baileybaileybailey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We planned our visit around a talk/walk at the gardens which was lovely. Our guide was knowledgeable and just what we needed for this late winter/early spring day. We were able to find flowers that we might have passed by otherwise. After the tour we did some bird-watching at the bird blind and then headed out on the extensive trail... More 

Thank GustavusAdolphus53
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 

Thank DiggerMagee
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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132 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

Thank Doug P

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