Events for April 2, 2024 – The North Carolina Arboretum Events for April 2, 2024 – The North Carolina Arboretum

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Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design

Baker Exhibit Center

Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design January 20 – May 12 Baker Exhibit Center In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing …


Meditative Morning

We’ve heard your valuable feedback, and now you don't have to hear us! Beginning May 4, 2021, the period between 8 and 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday morning of every month will be reserved for "Meditative Mornings," a pause for quiet time in our gardens and on our trails. During this time, our working …

Meditative Morning Birding Walk

ONSITE | Tuesday, April 2, 9 – 10:30 a.m. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a beautiful place to be in the spring and this walk has been designed to visit some of the best spots to enjoy early birding at the Arboretum with Kevin Burke, one of our expert guides. Bring your binoculars to explore …


Botany Basics- In Person

ONSITE | Six Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 19 – April 4, 1 – 3 p.m. Plants have many amazing abilities: they make their own food, pull water hundreds of feet in the air against gravity, and trick insects and other animals into helping them reproduce. They track the sun, recoil at a touch, and …


Guided Trail Walk

Baker Exhibit Center

Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a guided trail walk! April through October, this free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season and each guide’s …