NCBG Timeline


Sisters' Corner seating area a new pedestrian entrance into Battle Park, is dedicated, honoring the 90th birthday of Gimghoul residents Bernice Wade and her sister Barbara Stiles, whose home garden has been open to the public for 30 years.

The Chapel Hill Town Council votes to close Laurel Hill Road to through-traffic where it bisects Garden property.

Eleanor Smith Pegg offers to give an 82 acre tract of land she owns in Chatham County on the Haw River to be sold with proceeds to benefit the future NCBG Education Center.

To save the mature forest and protect the site for a state park, NCBG staff and the Foundation work with other local conservation groups including the Triangle Land Conservancy, the Haw River Assembly, NC State Parks, and the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund to ensure that the land will be protected. Ms. Pegg also designated that an adjacent tract be given as a bequest to UNC, to be sold with proceeds to fund a scholarship named for Eleanor and her husband, the late Carl Pegg.

The NCBG partners with the North Carolina Plant Conservation program to re-create the mountain, Piedmont, and coastal plain of North Carolina at the State Fair. Visitors to the exhibit, housed within the "Our Land, Our Legacy" tent, listen to a mountain stream, view a Piedmont prairie and explore a variety of pitcher plants including Venus' flytraps.

Paul Green's Plant Book: An Alphabet of Flowers and Folklore, co-edited by Ken Moore and Betsy Green Moyer with writings of her late father Paul Green, is published by the Botanical Garden Foundation, the fifth book published by the Foundation. A portion of proceeds of sales of the book go to the NCBG's education program.

The renovated and improved trail system in Battle Park is celebrated at the Forest Theatre, one year after the NCBG took over management of the 93 acre natural area in the heart of Chapel Hill.

The first eight graduates of the Botanical Illustration Certificate Program celebrate completion of their course of study in a reception and exhibition of their work in the Totten Center.

The second edition of Wild Flowers of North Carolina, co-authored by C.Ritchie Bell, Anne Lindsey and the late William Justice, is published by the UNC Press.

The first Members' Preview Plant Sale is established as an annual event.

Mike Kunz joins the Garden staff as Conservation Ecologist.

ID: 63
Modified by: Knauff
Last Update: 2017-01-11
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