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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Botanical Garden

The Research Triangle has a few Botanical Gardens and all are pretty, but this garden is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Betty E
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
A garden full of surprises

The Botanical Garden has it all. There are wonderful exhibits (that change regularly), fixed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AlanR3487
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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100 Old Mason Farm Rd, CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Research Triangle has a few Botanical Gardens and all are pretty, but this garden is special.......it is a must visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Betty E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Botanical Garden has it all. There are wonderful exhibits (that change regularly), fixed exhibits, plant sales, a variety of hiking trails, and very informative instructed classes

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlanR3487
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to find out about NC environments and the plants that grow in them. Nice walks and trails short enough for small kids. Lots of interesting native plants with labels. Changing materials in the main building.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ecoli0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since it was 65 and sunny, my husband and I decided this would be a good place to walk. Neither of us were happy with the map they gave and found it difficult to determine where the separate garden areas were. Better signage would definitely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank booklover93
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We went to listen to music and see the lights but it was a little lame. The lights were not very impressive. The food trucks were disappointing. The jazz band was excellent. Perhaps its better seen during the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Free and wonderful for walks with my toddler We live close and go often in many different seasons, there is always plant life to look at and areas to explore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth55150
Reviewed 19 November 2018

I am not a huge garden fan, but I travel with one! She had a class from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the garden so I needed to keep my self occupied for several hours here. Nice 'what's in bloom today' display as you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James L
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Beauitiful garden visit! Waiting in Garden for friends that were visiting us. They got lost on 15 501 and went towards Duke Gardens. Did not want to miss out on their great visit to Chapel Hill so they came saw everything and then checked into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Goin2Carolina
Reviewed 11 November 2018

It was a sunny but cool day in Chapel Hill and our granddaughter suggested we take in the UNC Botanical Gardens. Even though it has passed from flowers to its fall state, it was still a great visit. The garden is divided into areas like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The botanic garden has a great selection of plants and creates a variety of areas for local plants (wetlands to forest) as well as showcases herbs and poisonous plants. In the summer there is a flowering garden that attracts hundreds of butterflies. You can also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia T
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CRATraveler
16 May 2018|
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Response from b_arnold1976 | Reviewed this property |
I understand your frustration and thought the same about the area just going natural. Just the other week PBS did a show on this garden and they talked about the biological nature reserve too. Apparently, it being natural... More
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mdciriello
30 September 2017|
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Response from CindyMcN | Reviewed this property |
Leashed dogs are allowed on the Piedmont Nature Trails. Dogs are not allowed inside the fenced area of the display gardens. Hope that helps!
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