North Carolina Botanical Garden


NCBG Display Gardens Tour

with Dan Stern, NCBG Director of Horticulture
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required


Tour the NCBG display gardens with our director of horticulture, Dan Stern. From our innovative horticultural displays of southeastern native plants and wildflowers to our sustainable gardening practices, learn about how the North Carolina Botanical Garden leads the way as the premier conservation garden in the southeastern U.S.




Registration open through 5/12/2021 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

As the Director of Horticulture, Dan Stern oversees the development, maintenance, plant records and labelling for over 15 acres of cultivated gardens between the NCBG’s main site and the Coker Arboretum. Dan also oversees the Garden’s “Conservation through Propagation” activities including seed collection, cleaning and storage; the operation of our greenhouse and nursery facilities; and our plant sales.

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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.


Display Gardens (Meet at Gazebo)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517