North Carolina Botanical Gardens are located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and are part of the University of North Carolina. They were begun in 1903 and have grown over the years. Today, they cover 700 acres. The purpose of the garden is to research, catalog, and promote native plants of North Carolina. There are 14 display gardens, including carnivorous plants, a fern collection, water garden, and mountain habitat.
The gardens are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 - 5:00, and Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00. Admission is free.