33rd Annual Sculpture in the Garden | Kids Out and About Research Triangle

33rd Annual Sculpture in the Garden

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 12/05/2021
Every fall since 1988, Sculpture in the Garden has united the work of local artists with the curated native plant landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Together, the nearly sixty installations in the show invite you to experience art, the natural world, and the relationship between the two in a new way. From steel to ceramic, tiny to massive, and abstract to figurative, there’s something for everyone. As the seasons change, the plants, weather, light, and wildlife around the sculptures also change. We hope you’ll come see the show several times: it’s different every visit!

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2021 Dates

33rd Annual Sculpture in the Garden
Sunday, September 12 – Sunday, December 5
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays (normal Garden hours)
Closed Mondays and University holidays

  • Free; donations welcome
  • Take a self-guided tour with the show map and interpretive signs
  • Fully outdoors and distanced, but please bring a mask: you won’t need to wear it outdoors, but they’re required inside our buildings, including our restrooms.
  • Sculptures are for sale in our Garden Shop unless marked otherwise, but all remain on site until the end of the show.
  • Stop by the breezeway through November 12 to vote for your favorite sculpture to win a People’s Choice Award!

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC, 27517
United States


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Jennifer Peterson - Communications Manager
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
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$5 suggested donation; no reservation necessary


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids