North Carolina Botanical Garden


Coker Arboretum Tour

with Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required


Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum curator Margo MacIntyre. We'll cover the unique history and composition of this wonderful garden as we explore early summer flowers.


Note: Meet at the DeBerry Overlook at the northwest corner of the Aboretum, bordered by Chapel of the Cross and the Morehead Planetarium. Parking may be found in Morehead lot, Rosemary St. Municipal deck or on Raleigh St. in metered spaces.


Registration open through 5/14/2021 12:00 PM EST

About GO Public Gardens Week

This annual tradition (formerly National Public Gardens Week) of the American Public Gardens Association celebrates public gardens, raising awareness of the important role the North Carolina Botanical Garden plays in the community. Join NCBG staff for a guided tour of some of our gardens and natural areas, emphasizing our role as a Conservation Garden. We encourage you to attend multiple tours.

About the Speaker

Margo has been the curator of Coker Arboretum since 2008. Prior to coming to the North Carolina Botanical Garden she was curator of Elizabeth Holmes Hurley Park in Salisbury, NC and the meadow gardener at Mt. Cuba Center.  She enjoys sharing information about the Arboretum to its many visitors.

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UNC Community Standards

We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.


In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.

  • Watch your distance and remain 6 feet apart from others.

  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Wipe off your work area before class with disinfecting wipes that will be available in the classroom.

By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.