Happy New Year and 50th Anniversary!
Did you know that 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Botanical Garden as a public garden?
On Arbor Day in 1966, the Garden opened a nature trail built by work-study students as its first public offering. Today, that nature trail has grown to include 10 acres of native plant display gardens, an extensive network of nature trails through the Piedmont, and a state-of-the-art Education Center.
2016 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Botanical Garden Foundation, the non-profit membership organization that supports the Garden.
Past, present and future will be our theme for 2016 and we have planned special exhibits, events and programs all year long. We hope you will join us in celebrating our golden anniversary.
Damon Waitt, Director
North Carolina Botanical Garden