A cool, sunny day for a visit to Duke Gardens and The North Carolina Botanical Gardens

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

http://ncbg.unc.edu/

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The Education Center has solar cells and all the rain is collected in large storage tanks.

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I would love to have a few of these to collect and store rainwater.

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There are many garden beds with examples of native plants and small plot vegetable gardens.

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Several theme areas representing various ecological zones found around North Carolina.

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And a garden of poisonous plants.

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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.

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Jewel Weed (Impatiens capensis)

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Sarah P Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina

http://gardens.duke.edu/

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Ponds near the Doris Duke Center

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A Lotus

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Ostrich Ferns in a gully leading down to the lake.

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The Roney Fountain

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Burpee Learning Center

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Vegetable gardens at the Burpee Center.

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The Perennial Allee

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Terraces and fish pool

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Blomquist Pavilion

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The main lake

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If you have a few hours and the weather is nice it is a great place to visit!

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5 responses to “A cool, sunny day for a visit to Duke Gardens and The North Carolina Botanical Gardens

  1. I love places like this. You can learn a lot there.

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  2. Yay! I took my graduation photos from Duke in the Gardens!

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  3. Thanks for the tour of this enourmous looking garden! I loved reading & watching it all, Arthur! 😊

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