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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  • 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 »
  • Even on a Saturday, the arboretum wasn't crowded. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the area it was quite enjoyable to walk around. (note to Trip Advisor, please add "Family [adu...  more »
  • I really enjoy walking in the Coker Arboretum. It is so peaceful to walk around and enjoy the beauty of nature. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle and provides some calm. You can spend as li...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Visited in the middle of the summer and it was a nice little retreat. There were a few cacti around the perimeter which was a nice addition. There's also a big open space in the center for relaxing, reading, maybe even having a picnic. Not very large arboretum in general though and very few blooms
  • Amazing historic collection of plants! Its relaxing just being there.

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