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A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Plans for the new UNC Herbarium building

On July 1, 2000, the Herbarium of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NCU) officially became a part of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Plans for the new Herbarium and Botanical Library building have been completed, but the project is currently awaiting the necessary funds to proceed. This is a very exciting time for the herbarium and all its supporters and users.

Below is an architect's sketch for the new building.

new herbarium building

The new building has several key design features that will allow for better preservation and accessibility of the herbarium collection.

The most important aspect of the new building is that the size of the building will enable the herbarium to be utilized like never before. The building will include several spacious offices for staff members, many carrels for researchers, and plenty of room for the specimens.

Another important feature, for the specimens, researchers and staff, is that the entire area where the collection is housed will be under rigorous climate control. This will allow for the discontinuance of the use of pesticides on the specimens.


Curriculum in Ecology                 North Carolina Botanical Garden               Biology Department
Curriculum                               North Carolina                                 UNC
 In Ecology                              Botanical Garden                   Biology Department


University of North Carolina Herbarium
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931
fax: (919) 962-6930

Last Updated: 14 June 2012