North Carolina Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden, one of the largest natural botanical gardens in the southeast, features nature trails, carnivorous plant collections, perennial borders, aquatics and herb gardens. Also an education center, gallery, gift shop with outdoor patio space and native plant landscaping. Free guided tours of the display gardens every Saturday (Mar-Nov), 10 am. New Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sundays 1-5pm. Closed Mondays
- Description The North Carolina Botanical Garden has been a leader in native plant conservation and education in the southeastern United States for more than 40 years. The Garden’s mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature. The Education Center celebrates relationships between humans and nature through the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. Open breezeways, comfortable porches, natural light in every room, beautiful native plant landscaping, and educational exhibits inform, delight, and invite visitors into the gardens and nature trails. The Reeves Auditorium and seminar/classrooms support the environmental, conservation, and horticultural community of our state and region and offer rental spaces to groups and organizations. The building and surrounding gardens have become a center of learning about the science and enjoyment of plants and nature.
- Largest Room 1595
- Total Sq. Ft. 7400
- Reception Capacity 200
- Space Notes The design of the Education Center sets new standards for environmentally friendly public buildings in our region, and is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum public building in North Carolina. All programs and events encourage “green” and sustainable practices. The Reeves Auditorium offers a catering prep area for banquet events and built in audio-visual equipment. This venue provides a unique natural setting and is designed for universal access. Along with meeting rooms, the Education Center has a gift shop, native plant sales area, an art exhibit gallery and is surrounded by trails for walking and hiking.
- Theatre Capacity 200
- Banquet Capacity 120
- Number of Rooms 6
- Classroom Capacity 120