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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
March
3/23/2016 2:00 PM - 4/6/2016 3:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Spring Tour
Registration Closed
Meet at the DeBerry Entrance to the Arboretum and discover the treasures within. Margo MacIntyre, Curator, shows visitors the wide range of native and introduced spring-flowering plants during hour-long tours. The DeBerry Entrance is adjacent to the east side of Morehead Planetarium. Parking may be found in Morehead lot, Rosemary St. Municipal deck, or on Raleigh St. in metered spaces. Free. Preregistration required.
3/30/2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Spring Tour
Registration Closed
Meet at the DeBerry Entrance to the Arboretum and discover the treasures within. Margo MacIntyre, Curator, shows visitors the wide range of native and introduced spring-flowering plants during hour-long tours. The DeBerry Entrance is adjacent to the east side of Morehead Planetarium. Parking may be found in Morehead lot, Rosemary St. Municipal deck, or on Raleigh St. in metered spaces. Free. Preregistration required.
April
4/6/2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Spring Tour
Registration Closed
Meet at the DeBerry Entrance to the Arboretum and discover the treasures within. Margo MacIntyre, Curator, shows visitors the wide range of native and introduced spring-flowering plants during hour-long tours. The DeBerry Entrance is adjacent to the east side of Morehead Planetarium. Parking may be found in Morehead lot, Rosemary St. Municipal deck, or on Raleigh St. in metered spaces. Free. Preregistration required.
June
6/11/2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pollination-Themed Tour of the Garden
Spaces Remaining: 15
In recognition of National Pollinator Week, NCBG is offering a free pollination-themed tour of the Garden. Come learn about the plight of our native pollinators and the role that native plant gardening plays in pollinator conservation. This tour of our Display Gardens highlights plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other native pollinators. Participants receive tips and resources to turn their home landscape into a pollinator garden.
6/25/2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Honey Beehive Tour
Spaces Remaining: 19
Come learn about one of the world’s most fascinating insects. Bees are responsible for pollinating one- third of the world’s food and produce one of the sweetest treats around. Participants explore a real live hive. The workshop is open to all ages and free-of-charge!
September
9/18/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday in September with Chapel Hill's Swifts
Spaces Remaining: 100
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to visit a roost of migrant chimney swifts in downtown Chapel Hill! We can expect to view thousands of these extraordinary birds enter a chimney at sunset to rest for the night. Meeting site will be provided. No limits on numbers or ages. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Fee: $10 ($9 members). Children under 12 free.
9/25/2016 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Beauty and Charm of Forest Theatre: A Tour
Spaces Remaining: 9
Tour the Koch Memorial Forest Theatre, a stone amphitheater structure built into the hillside on the eastern edge of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The first outdoor drama was first performed on this site in 1916. Participants take a physical and virtual tour of this incredible theatre and learn the rich history of this UNC iconic landmark. Forest Theatre was described by Frederick Koch, founder of Carolina Playmakers, as an “...open air palace of light and sound, haunt of birds and breezes and human voices, home of natural beauty, poetry and drama...” Fee: $10 ($9 NCBG Member). Limit 10.
January
1/1/2030
Field Trip Programs for Schools
Spaces Remaining: 4999
School and Children's groups can visit NCBG to participate in an on-site, hands-on educational program. Different programs are available for different ages, and each is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Each programs lasts about 60 minutes, and can accommodate up to 60 students at a time. Programs are offered on weekdays only, and should be requested at least 4 weeks in advance.
1/1/2030
Group Tours of the Display Gardens
Spaces Remaining: 5000
Botanical Garden Tour Guides lead visiting groups through our Display Gardens on a leisurely 60-90 minute walk. During this walk, your guides will point out plants that are blooming or of particular interest, give you insight into how our gardens were created, and even pass along some home gardening tips. If your group is particularly interested in a specific topic or area of the Garden, our Tour Guides will be happy to accommodate you. Guided tours for adults cost $40 for groups of up to 40 adults, with additional charges for larger groups. Tours are offered on weekdays only, and should be requested at least 4 weeks in advance.