NCBG Timeline


1995

A two-year, $112,500 General Operating Support Grant is awarded to the Garden by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Garden's home page is created by graduate students in the School of Information and Library Science.

The Spider Gate sculpture, exhibited during the 1994 Sculpture in the Garden Show, created by Jim Gallucci, is donated by the Chapel Hill Garden Club and becomes a permanent part of the Herb Garden, serving as entry to the Poison Garden.

The Garden's gazebo with bench seating is installed near the Information Board. It was previously a part of UNC's Bicentennial Celebration exhibit on the grounds of Morehead Planetarium, a replica of an early shelter for the Old Well on campus.

New gardens being developed behind the Totten Center include the carnivorous plant collection, previously housed in a greenhouse off-limits to visitors. To be developed are gardens for rare plants, native perennials, the aquatic collection and an expanded plant families garden, and a new greenhouse.

State-of-the-art computer technology is purchased with a gift of $15,000 from the Branscomb Family Foundation together with gifts of computer equipment from UNC and other sources that enable creation of CD-ROMs and important research databases. Among the CD-ROMs is the acclaimed Floristic Synthesis from the Biota of North America Program.

Garden staff acquire cellular phones for increased safety when working alone in distant parts of Garden properties and when leading field trips.

A handcrafted, century-old cradle is given to the Garden for display in the Paul Green cabin by the Davis family and the cradle's builder, Robert Davis.

Two rare “Shooting Star” (Kalmia latifolia) mountain laurels are given to the Garden by Marjorie and Hollis Rogers, and installed in front of the Totten Center.

A windstorm downs large trees including in the plant display areas, Nature Trails, and Mason Farm Biological Reserve.

The NCBG serves as a principal consultant for developing a rare plant exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo.

Dot Wilbur-Brooks writes a monthly gardening column distributed to press sources by the Carolina News Services from 1995-1997.

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