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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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  • Duke Gardens gets all the whoop-la, but this on campus Arboretum is lovely and larger than you can imagine, Sweet place for a stroll or a quick spot picnic. Romantic and charming  more »
  • Plants are well kept and most were blooming during our visit. Many paths to take to wind through the gardens and explore. Most plants are labeled so you know what you are looking at. Great place to go...  more »
  • It was not until we moved away from the immediate neighborhood of the Coker Arboretum that we realized how much we miss the extensive variety of plants, shrubs and trees. The Arboretum is in a constan...  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.