NCBG Timeline


Dr. Peter White, retires as NCBG Director after 28 years. He continues as faculty in UNC's Biology Department.

"Following in the Bartrams' Footsteps," a major juried exhibit of 44 original contemporary botanical illustrations from the American Society of Botanical Artists, highlights a series of events that honor and celebrate the Bartrams' contributions to identification and propagation of native plants and trees of the southeastern U.S. and their introduction in Europe.

The Docent volunteer group is established to support visitors' information and education during the Bartram exhibit.

The NCBG, in cooperation with New England Wild Flower Society and Mid-Atlantic Seed Bank, begins Seeds of Success East, a two-year, $3.5 million project to collect and distribute seed forrestoration projects in response to Hurricane Sandy.

Artist-in-Residence Patrick Dougherty's stick sculpture, "Homegrown," is built and installed with the help of 100 volunteers, and is featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

The Green Dragons remove the road and build a boardwalk through Siler's Bog in Mason Farm Biological Reserve with the help of a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Education Center is named in honor of James and Delight Allen.

Celebration of the 30th birthday of the 367 acres designated as the Mason Farm Biological Reserve.

The Herbarium receives a National Science Foundation grant to catalog its collection of about 500,000 plant specimens from the southeastern U.S.

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Last Update: 2020-01-04
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