One of the top premier public gardens in the United States, renowned both for landscape design and the quality of horticulture, each year attracting more than 300,000 visitors from all over the world. This is one of the area’s favorite venues for special events, such as weddings & corporate events.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a "conservation garden." Their guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature. They are home of the Forest Theatre, a historic stone amphitheater and one of the icons of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes.
One of three accredited gardens on the Carolinas, the Raleigh Rose Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre is the display garden for all new roses presented by the All American Rose Society. The grounds include sixty beds with over 56 varieties of roses with hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures and antiques.
(Photo from Gardens.Duke.edu)