In 1952, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees dedicated 70 acres for botanic garden development. Recognized by the American Public Gardens Association for excellence in Biodiversity and Conservation, the North Carolina Botanical Garden now contains over 1,000 acres and 2,500 species across various nature preserves and conservation easements. A trained Garden Guide will take OLLI members on a leisurely walk through the Display Gardens, which feature a variety of southeastern native wildflowers, shrubs and trees. The tour is 60 minutes in length. Restrooms and the garden shop are available in the James and Delight Allen Educational Center, a LEED Platinum certified building.
Location: 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Note: Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as we will be walking and standing for the tour. Terrain is mostly flat. In case of bad weather, check your email between 8 and 8:30 am on the day for an update on whether the trip will proceed.
Includes: Transportation on NSCU bus, guided tour of the NCBG Display Gardens
Depart: McKimmon Center at 12:30 AM
The bus will pick up outside the front entrance of the McKimmon Center a few minutes before departure. Please arrive in plenty of time to park your vehicle and meet the group. OLLI Special Programs Coordinator, Lindsey Hale, will meet you on arrival and will accompany the group on the study trip. You will receive a reminder email approximately one week before the date with further instructions on where to meet.
Return: Approximately 3:30 PM
Registration Deadline: May 2
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