10 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in North Carolina!

North Carolina is home to an incredible array of natural wonders, from the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains to the wilds of the Outer Banks. Fittingly, it is also home to many awe-inspiring botanical gardens and arboretums. Take a tour of the best locations the state has to offer, then put on your walking shoes and get started!

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

This botanical garden is a conservation space dedicated to inspiring, teaching, and making sustainable relationships between people and nature. With a vast array of plants, both native and exotic, and educational events throughout the year, it's the perfect place to explore and learn.

Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo, NC

This garden was created as a memorial to Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists and is certainly a sight to behold. With flowers, trees and shrubs, sparkling fountains, and unique sculptures, the Elizabethan Gardens will awe and charm any visitor. Immerse yourself in the rich history and landscape of the area.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, NC

With 380 acres of prime meadows, woodland, and lake views, this is a stunning space for exploration. Lively gardens and winding pathways, combined with numerous events, educational opportunities, and activities make this a must-visit locale.

Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, NC

The unique grasses and other plant life featured in this amazing botanical garden are a sight to behold. These varieties are easy to care for, drought tolerant, and offer a wide range of colors, shapes, and textures. This garden is sure to bring peace and joy through its lovely display.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville, NC

This botanical garden offers a variety of environmental education programs aimed at people of all ages. From guided tours to therapeutic horticulture workshops, there is something for all interests.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, Charlotte, NC

This botanical garden is a part of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) and is dedicated to sharing the world of plants with visitors. Explore the many curated collections and educational opportunities this venue offers.

Wilson Botanical Gardens, Wilson, NC

This garden has a community focus and is home to many plants, trees, and wildlife viewings. Including a number of educational programs and events, a trip to Wilson Botanical Gardens is the perfect way to learn about the beauty of nature.

Greensboro Botanical Gardens, Greensboro, NC

This garden features an elevated boardwalk, stone pathways, and a beautiful recirculating waterfall. With a variety of flora to view, Greensboro Botanical Gardens is a natural escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Arborcrest Gardens, Boone, NC

Founded in 1989 this is the perfect place to stroll through a variety of plants, trees, and shrubs. This garden is a fantastic space to learn and explore.

Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC

This garden's history dates back to 1884 when Pembroke and Sarah Jones transformed the property into a picturesque garden. From woodland to water gardens, Airlie Gardens is a magical space to explore.

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