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Gardens at the Zoo
Botanical Splendor

Gardens at the Zoo

Conserving Biological Diversity
Growing Wild Places

The North Carolina Zoo’s impressive plant collection is focused on providing a representation of an animal’s native habitat for the education of its visitors and the well-being of its animals. The horticulture staff creates these living pictures of wild places using southeastern native and exotic plants so guests might have more respect for animals, care about them, and transfer their care into action in conserving biological diversity.