The temps Sunday were very nice and cooler, low 80s with low humidity. The light breeze made it a perfect opportunity to visit The North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill and Sarah P Duke Gardens in Durham.
The North Carolina Botanical Gardens
The Education Center building and gardens at The North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill
The Education Center has solar cells and all the rain is collected in large storage tanks.
I would love to have a few of these to collect and store rainwater.
There are many garden beds with examples of native plants and small plot vegetable gardens.
Several theme areas representing various ecological zones found around North Carolina.
And a garden of poisonous plants.
Paul Green Cabin: the Paul Green Cabin, was moved to the North Carolina Botanical Garden in 1991 and restored. In this cabin, playwright Paul Green did much of his research and writing on uses of native herbs. Green’s plays often incorporated the botanical knowledge and herbal folk wisdom of North Carolina’s native peoples and settlers.
Jewel Weed (Impatiens capensis)
Sarah P Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina
Ponds near the Doris Duke Center
Ostrich Ferns in a gully leading down to the lake.
The Roney Fountain
Burpee Learning Center
Vegetable gardens at the Burpee Center.
The Perennial Allee
Terraces and fish pool
The main lake
If you have a few hours and the weather is nice it is a great place to visit!