A Conservation Garden


Welcome to our Garden! The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a "conservation garden." Our guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

Garden Closed Today: Alert Carolina Condition 2: Suspended Operations. (In effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10). Due to icy conditions and to ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers, the garden is closed today (January 10, 2017).

Please note: If Alert Carolina (alertcarolina.unc.edu) issues an Adverse Weather Alert - Condition Level 2 or 3 the garden will automatically close to the public.

New hours

Visitor Info

  • Admission: Free to the public (though we welcome donations).
  • Directions: See our Getting Here page for directions, including public transit options.
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays and University Holidays

James & Delight Allen Education Center

Education Center

The Garden's James & Delight Allen Education Center was dedicated on Oct 12, 2009. This Platinum level (LEED) green building was funded with private contributions from people like you! Please become a member of the Botanical Garden Foundation and support our efforts to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature: Make a Gift.

The Botanical Garden is a Campus Sustainability Partner and a founding member of the Center for Plant Conservation.

Updated on January 10, 2017 at 07:22:26 am.