Sunday, June 29, 2014

North Carolina Botanical Gardens


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.

18 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to go to North Carolina. I have a friend who lives in Charlotte. Those gardens would make for a nice stroll. The admission being free certainly gets my attention.

    Gary

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  2. Those are beautiful. If I ever make a trip to N.C., I'm going to have to check it out.

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  3. Hi Sherry - that's great to have the University gardens to check out - and it's great they're researching etc .. the local plants ... I love the thought of the carnivorous collection .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Even in Georgia, carnivorous gardens are quite popular. It's interesting to see the plants in action.

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  4. Looks like a garden in the forest from the photos.

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    1. There are definitely a lot of trees in the area.

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  5. We need to make a trip up there one day.

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    1. North Carolina has a lot of really pretty gardens.

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  6. Breathtaking. I stopped in there on my way traveling to SC. Gorgeous and inspiration spot. I love the photos you shared!

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  7. I could use some shade right now - that looks very pretty

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    1. Shade would be nice after all this heat!

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  8. From the photos it looks like a domestic back garden! But very lovely,I'm sure.
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    1. That's because they're part of the university. They're really nice, though.

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