Coker Arboretum147 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, United States, 27514
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9199620522
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Gardens
One of the oldest tracts of the North Carolina botanical garden, the Coker Arboretum is spread over 5 acres and is home to 400 different species of plants and a 200 feet arbor.
It was re-landscaped in 1998 and is open of the best places to spend a few hours of solace in the embrace of nature.
Coker Arboretum Travel Tips
- Limited parking is available.
- Guided tours are available.
Coker Arboretum Hours
- Open from dawn to dusk.
How to Reach Coker Arboretum
- Buses A, RU
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93.04% of people who visit Chapel Hill include Coker Arboretum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
46.67% of people start their Coker Arboretum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Coker Arboretum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Coker Arboretum
Coker Arboretum Reviews & Ratings
A quiet sanctuary on the UNC campus. Completely free to visit, though you will probably pay for metered parking ($1.25 per hour). Serene and green, there are paths in and around the trees and plants. Plenty of benches and seating if you want to relax and observe. Probably not very interesting to children, though. There is a planetarium in the science building directly adjacent to the arboretum. Kids will love that if it's open.
I was waiting for a friend and happened to stumble across this place. It was such a pleasant surprise. Everything was quiet, cute and colorful. Just a nice place to stroll around and take your mind off of things. If you are on campus or are close by, I would recommend stopping by and walking around!
A little slice of Heaven! While walking on campus, looking for the sundial just chanced on these gorgeous gardens. You walk down a gravel trail and immediately feel like you’re in another world. While it’s still early for most flowering trees, there are lots of daffodils, pansies, tulips, etc. Especially loved the arbor with all the vines. So fun and peaceful to just walk in it. It’s such a tranquil place. Will be coming back again and again. A very windy March afternoon, 2019
Stunning park and botanical garden. Absolutely beautiful.
The reason why I came to UNC. Just incredible.