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11792Mark Morgan Jr., his cousin and several local farmer landowners donate 1000...2017-03-151detail
21854Mary Elizabeth Morgan, granddaughter of Mark Morgan Sr., who inherited most...2017-03-121detail
31894Mary Elizabeth Morgan Mason leaves 800 acres of Mason Farm (and $1000) to U...2017-01-111detail
41897UNC leases land to Mason's tenants and other local farmers. Goes to 1935.2017-01-111detail
51902Dr. William Chambers Coker becomes an assistant professor of botany. 2017-01-111detail
61903University President Francis Venable appoints Dr. Coker the Director of the...2017-01-111detail
71908The Department of Biology is separated into two departments: the Botany Dep...2017-01-111detail
81914H.R. Totten is appointed a Botany instructor who, with Dr. Coker, plants a ...2017-01-111detail
101917Surrender to the Enemy, a one-act play written by first-year UNC student Pa...2017-03-121detail
761918Dr. Coker selects the site for the Forest Theatre in Battle Park, a sloped,...2017-03-121detail
771919In 1919, Professor Frederick Koch, founder of Carolina Playmakers and the d...2017-03-051detail
111927Dr. Coker proposes to University President Chase that "a collection of all ...2017-01-111detail
121930Alma Holland Beers, the first female botanist at UNC, works with Dr. Coker,...2017-01-111detail
131934Trees of the Southeastern States including Virginia, North Carolina, South ...2017-01-111detail
141935The Soil Conservation Service uses Mason Farm land as a USDA Tree Nursery t...2017-01-111detail
151943Author Betty Smith, a Chapel Hill resident, writes A Tree Grows in Brooklyn...2017-03-051detail
161945Dr. Coker retires as Kenan Research Professor of Botany Emeritus.2017-01-111detail
171946The Coker Pinetum of 25 wooded acres is a deeded gift from the estate of Dr...2017-01-111detail
181952At the request of Dr. John Couch, UNC faculty mycologist and chair of the B...2017-01-111detail
781953UNC President Graham leads a ceremony formally naming the Forest Theatre, K...2017-03-051detail
191954Dr. Coker and his wife Louise Venable Coker deed the section of the NCBG kn...2017-01-111detail
201961The Department of Botany presents to the UNC President: The North Carolina ...2017-01-111detail
211962Eight acres of steep rhododendron bluffs above Morgan Greek and adjacent to...2017-01-111detail
221965The Trustees of the University add 96 additional acres to Mason Farm, for w...2017-01-111detail
231966William Lanier Hunt leads the establishment and chartering of the Botanical...2017-01-111detail
241968Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas by A.E. Radford, H.E. Ahles, ...2017-01-111detail
251969From Laurel Hill to Siler's Bog; The Walking Adventures of a Naturalist, by...2017-01-111detail
261970Azalea Hill, sponsored by the Men's Garden Club of Chapel Hill and designed...2017-01-111detail
331970sHabitat gardens are established over time: Mountain, Coastal Plain, Carnivo...2017-01-111detail
271971A separate allocation from the NC State Legislature, responsive to direct m...2017-01-111detail
281972Tour Guides, among the Garden's earliest volunteer groups, begin leading to...2017-01-111detail
291973The Herb Garden is established (a descendent of the Dr.Totten drug teaching...2017-03-121detail
301974Marks the deaths of both Dr. Totten and his wife Addie, organizer of the Ch...2017-01-111detail
311975Late in the year, NCBG staff move into the Totten Center from the Green She...2017-01-111detail
321976Dedication of the Totten Center, the Garden's first permanent building, 10 ...2017-01-111detail
341977NCBG offers a 3-week course during Elderhostel, "Native Plants and Their Ec...2017-01-131detail
351978UNC receives a Title I HEW grant that sparks the beginning of the Horticult...2017-01-111detail
361979The first NCBG wildflower sale is held. Forty-four native species sell out....2017-01-111detail
371980The first England Garden Tour is led by Ken Moore.With Comprehensiv...2017-01-111detail
381981NCBG Director C. Ritchie Bell in his 1981 annual report asks for understand...2017-01-111detail
391982Wildflower of the Year program begins, co-sponsored by the Garden Club of N...2017-01-111detail
401983The Garden wins the 1983 Gulf Oil Conservation award of $500 for conservati...2017-01-111detail
411984Trustees of the University act on a proposal of R. Haven Wiley and others t...2017-01-111detail
421985Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers by Garden Curator Harry Phillips and o...2017-03-121detail
431986C. Ritchie Bell retires as the Garden's director and is celebrated during a...2017-01-111detail
441987Once again, the annual wildflower sale is discontinued, replaced by daily p...2017-02-221detail
451988The Garden's Administrative Board approves a report setting forth the NCBG ...2017-01-111detail
461988-2010During this period, with partial funding from the Conservation Project Prog...2017-01-111detail
471989“Growing with Gardening: A Twelve-Month Guide for Therapy, Recreation and E...2017-01-111detail
481990The Garden's comprehensive Master Plan is approved by UNC Trustees. ...2017-01-111detail
491991The Paul Green Cabin is moved from its location on Greenwood Road in Chapel...2017-01-111detail
501992The Paul Green cabin is officially presented to UNC by the Botanical Garden...2017-01-111detail
511993Fitch Lumber Company of Carrboro provides lumber for 11 wooden picnic table...2017-01-111detail
521994Dr. Barbara Roth, a retired chemist and founder of the New Hope Audubon Soc...2017-01-111detail
531995A two-year, $112,500 General Operating Support Grant is awarded to the Gard...2017-01-111detail
541996The new Garden Commons is dedicated and installed at the back of the Totten...2017-01-111detail
551997Sally Jessee Brown, president of Marin Development, donates 26 acres outrig...2017-01-111detail
561998Dr. Johnny Randall is hired to lead the NCBG's Conservation Department, a n...2017-01-111detail
571999The Plant Families Garden is renovated and renamed the Garden of Flowering ...2017-01-111detail
582000At the request of the Wildlife Resources Commission, the Garden becomes car...2017-01-111detail
592001NCBG Certificate Programs in Native Plant Studies and Botanical Illustratio...2017-01-111detail
602002The first annual “Magic in the Garden” is held, organized to draw children ...2017-01-111detail
612003Funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, a survey ha...2017-01-111detail
622004NCBG takes over management of Battle Park (93 acres) and the Forest Theatre...2017-01-111detail
632005Sisters' Corner seating area a new pedestrian entrance into Battle Park, is...2017-01-111detail
642006Grant Parkins joins the NCBG staff as the first full-time natural science e...2017-01-111detail
652007During prescribed burning training at the Nature Conservancy's Long Valley ...2017-01-111detail
662008A black gum, Nyssa sylvatica, is planted in the Coker Arboretum in memory o...2017-01-111detail
672009The [current James and Delight Allen] Education Center is dedicated and ope...2017-01-111detail
682010The Carolina Campus Community Garden is planted. In its first year, the gar...2017-01-111detail
692011“Healing and Hope Through Science,” (later re-named Wonder Connection), a h...2017-01-111detail
702012A Piedmont habitat garden is developed on what was formerly part of Laurel ...2017-01-111detail
712013Mosaic artist Jeanette Brossart leads a Youth and Family mosaic workshop, r...2017-01-111detail
722014Dr. Peter White, retires as NCBG Director after 28 years. He continues as f...2017-01-111detail
732015Dr. Damon Waitt, former Senior Director and botanist at the Lady Bird Johns...2017-01-111detail
742016The Garden celebrates the 50th Anniversary of trail-opening to the public, ...2017-01-111detail
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