Coker Arboretum

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Coker Arboretum
Date opened 1903
Location Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°54′49.5″N 79°2′56.3″W / 35.913750°N 79.048972°W / 35.913750; -79.048972Coordinates: 35°54′49.5″N 79°2′56.3″W / 35.913750°N 79.048972°W / 35.913750; -79.048972
Land area 5.3 acres (0.0 sq mi; 0.0 km2)
Website http://ncbg.unc.edu/pages/38/

Coker Arboretum (5.3 acres) is an arboretum within the North Carolina Botanical Garden on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is open daily without charge.

The arboretum was established in 1903 by Dr. William Chambers Coker, the university's first professor of botany, who loved East Asian species and added many throughout the 1920s into the 1940s, including conifers and one Metasequoia, as well as daffodils and daylilies. Two prominent features are a native vine arbor (300 feet long) and an adjacent stone circle.

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