Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

visiting niche gardens


Felder Rushing joins Lauri on a Saturday tour -
join us as we walk through the display gardens and discuss
plants in bloom, garden design, propagation
and answer your personal gardening questions.

We welcome you to our nursery and gardens and encourage you to come visit. There is always something to see and learn about; winter form in the garden, early spring bloomers, native plants, gardening for butterflies and wildlife. Join one of our free Saturday morning walks for a guided tour, or bring a picnic and a friend and enjoy the quiet and beauty. Please note our hours below. We are open seven days a week in spring and fall.

Niche Gardens is located in the piedmont region of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill. We are located in the southwestern section of Orange County, an area of gently rolling land dotted with dairy farms. More specifically, we are located at 35 55' north latitude and 79 06' west longitude.

Guided Tours

The Niche staff would like to invite you and your organization on a guided tour of our display gardens. Discover the beauty and diversity of native perennials, trees and shrubs as a knowledgeable guide leads you through our extensive shade, sun, bog and meadow areas. The one-hour tour provides a unique opportunity to view the distinctive plants we offer throughout the seasons in terms of mature height, soil preference, bloom times and dazzling color combinations. Questions are always encouraged. Call us at 919-967-0078 to schedule a tour. The cost of a guided group tour is $100.00.


January - February : Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM

March - June : Monday - Saturday 9AM - 5PM , Sunday 10-5

July - August : Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM , Closed Weekends

September - October : Monday - Saturday 9AM - 5PM , Sunday 10-5

November - mid-December : Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM

Closed July 4, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and the last two weeks in December.

We are open Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day and Labor Day.

Free Guided Garden Walks: Every Saturday Morning at 10 AM, March-June, September–October, Rain or Shine.

Directions to Niche Gardens

Coming from Chapel Hill

Coming from Burlington/Greensboro

Coming from Durham

Coming from Hillsborough

Coming from Pittsboro

Coming from Raleigh

Traveling With Your Plants

Plants that ride home in the back of trucks need some protection. If you come to the nursery to purchase plants, please bring burlap or an old sheet to protect your plants from excessive heat, cold and wind in transit. Help us protect your investment.

Don't be surprised if you drive past farmland on your scenic route out to Niche!