Coker Arboretum, Chapel Hill

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Coker Arboretum is an arboretum within the North Carolina Botanical Garden on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is open daily without charge.The arboretum was established in 1903 by Dr. William Chambers Coker, the university's first professor of botany, who loved East Asian species and added many throughout the 1920s into the 1940s, including conifers and one Metasequoia, as well as daffodils and daylilies. Two prominent features are a native vine arbor and an adjacent stone circle.
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  • Hard to believe this place is tucked away on campus and just off of Franklin St. If you want to just sit on a bench and look at trees and get some privacy, lots of opportunity to do so here. It’s well...  more »
  • This adorable and surprisingly diverse garden in hidden in plain sight in the near-middle if campus. I love to walk to the Starbucks near the student stores then wander over to the trails or sit on on...  more »
  • We have visited during the different seasons with Fall and Winter being the prettiest. In the Winter, if there is snow, you will feel like you are walking through Narnia. Great place to spend some qui...  more »
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  • Small arboretum on campus that has a few wooden benches and a nice little walkway.
  • A great place to walk through any time of year. There are several benches scattered throughout the arboretum to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
  • It's small but still makes you feel secluded. Most beautiful spot on campus.
  • My favorite place on UNC's campus, hands down. Particularly stunning in the spring, but perfect for a visit any time of year.
  • If you want manicured lawns and meticulously pruned shrubs, this is not the place for you; but if you enjoy and want to learn about the native landscape of the area then you will love this fantastic place! With plantings that represent the diversity of the native North Carolina landscape and its various habitats, there is much to enjoy and explore here. Beautiful, peaceful, natural and (gasp) educational!

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