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North Carolina Botanical Garden

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United States of America - North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Institution Code: NCU

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level II

About the North Carolina Botanical Garden

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is part of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We further the University's mission of teaching, research, and public service through our own mission:

"To inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature."

Main Address:
North Carolina Botanical Garden
The University of North Carolina
CB 3375
Chapel Hill
North Carolina 27599 United States of America

Telephone: (919) 962-0522
Fax: (919) 962-3531
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Damon Waitt, Director
    Curator's Name: Chris Liloia, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jim Ward, Associate Director of Horticulture
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1961
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 35.8993755
    Longitude: -79.0255919
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Carnivorous plants including Sarracenia (75 taxa), Hemerocallis (161 taxa), Narcissus (200 taxa), herbs (330 taxa), native ferns and plants of southeastern USA including sandhills collection, coastal plain savannah and mountain collections.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes