: 300 Airlie Road,
, NC 28403 (910)798-7700.
Bicentennial Gardens and
the David Caldwell Property
- These classical post-Victorian European
style gardens were designed by the Kaiser's Landscape Designer in the early
1900s. Situated on 67 acres on Bradley Creek, the gardens' special highlights
include azaleas (over 250,000 plants) in the spring, magnolias and live oaks
(including the Airlie Oak) in summer, and camellias in fall and winter.
Statuary, pergolas, and fountains ornament the grounds. Gardens include the
Spring Garden, the Camellia Garden, and the Rain Garden.
: 1105 Hobbs Road (North of Friendly Avenue),
, NC (336)373-2574.
- This public park offers flowering and deciduous
trees, shrubs and annual beds.
: One N. Pack Square, Asheville
, NC 28801 (828)225-1333 or
Biltmore Village Historic
- The grounds of this 8,000 acre estate, designed by Frederick Law
Olmsted, include a Walled Garden (a 4 acre garden with a 236 foot long grape
arbor, fruit trees, bulbs, annuals and perennials), an Italian Garden (with
lawns, pools and statuary), a Spring Garden, an Azalea Garden, a Shrub Garden, a
Winter Garden, a Conservatory (brick and glass Palm House, Hot House, Cool
House, Exhibition Room and Propagation House), a Bass Pond and Wildflower
Meadow, and Woodland Trails.
: 7 Angle Street, Asheville
, NC 28803 (828)274-9707.
The Bog Garden
at Benjamin Park
- Biltmore Village
is a local historic district.
1101 Hobbs Road, Greensboro
, NC (336)373-2574.
Fear Botanical Garden
- More than
8,000 individually labeled trees, shrubs, ferns, bamboo and wildflowers can be
seen from an elevated wooden walkway.
: 536 N. Eastern Boulevard, P.O. Fayetteville
, NC 28301 (910)486-0221.
Beach State Park
- Situated on 85 acres of land, the Garden
offers a large urban forest, a natural amphitheater, formal gardens, and a
gazebo on a Great Lawn bordered by gardens. Individual gardens include a daylily
garden, a terrace garden, a water wise garden, a camellia garden, and a secret
: PO Box 475, Carolina Beach
, NC 28428, Park office (910)
458-8206; Marina (910)458-7770.
- Trails give access to trails more than 30
species of coastal trees, shrubs and flowering plants including Venus flytraps.
: 1900 Faucette Mill Road, Hillsborough
, NC 27278
Cherokee Botanical Garden
- This English inspired garden features heritage roses, perennial
borders, woodland and kitchen/herb gardens.
Oconaluftee Indian Village, US 441, Cherokee
, NC (828)497-2111.
- The Indian
Village includes an extensive and authentic herb garden.
Wentworth Street, Reidsville
, NC 27320 (336)349-4576.
- The 22 acre grounds of
this stone "castle" include an Oriental pagoda with garden, aswimming pool,
fountains, the 1928 Lutton greenhouses, and a four-story clock tower. Currently
being restored, the formal garden behind the mansion is surrounded by large
English boxwoods and includes beds planted with bulbs, annuals and perennials, a
shrub border, a formal rose garden and a cut flower garden.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
, NC 27514 (919)962-2211.
- This 5 acre
site offers trees, shrubs, and vines native to North Carolina as well as some
East Asian specimens. The Arboretum is also enhanced by conifers and extensive
displays of daffodils and daylilies. The
Arboretum is managed by
the University's North Carolina Botanical Garden.
: Milepost 364.6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway (NE of Asheville),
Cupola House and Gardens
- Three trails take visitors to displays of Catawba
rhododendron and late-blooming wildflowers.
Daniel Boone Native Gardens
- This historic Jacobean house offers a restored formal garden in
the front and a restored vegetable garden in the back.
651 Horn in the West Drive, Boone
, NC 28607 (828)264-6390.
- Unique native
plantings are maintained by the Garden Club of North Carolina on 3 acres. The
gardens include a bog garden, fern garden, rhododendron grove, rock garden, rock
wishing well, vine-covered arbor, pond alongside the historic Squire Boone
Cabin, and several grand vistas.
Stowe Botanical Garden
: 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont
, NC 28012
Davidson College Arboretum
- This ambitious garden project, begun in 1991, will eventually
encompass 450 acres as development continues over the next 40 years. Phase One,
now complete, includes a Visitor Pavilion, 2 ponds ornamented with more than
60,000 spring-flowering bulbs, woodland nature trails and wildflower meadows,
and a variety of theme gardens including a Four Seasons Garden, a Cottage
Garden, a Canal Garden, an East Lawn, and a Perennial Garden.
Holmes Hurley Park
- This lovely campus includes more than 3,000 labeled trees and
shrubs on campus, including trees that were once extinct on the continent.
: Annandale Avenue, Salisbury
, NC 28145 (704)638-4459.
- Hurley is a city park of gardens, begin in the late 1980s, including the Collier
Garden, the Wallace Garden, the Reitz-McKinley Garden, the Craige Street South
Entry Garden, the Gascoigne Fern Glade, the Stricker Garden, Priscilla's
Fragrance Garden, and with seven more underway.
Next to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, 1411 U.S. Highway 64,
Roanoke Island, NC 27954 (252)473-3234.
Fayetteville Rose Garden
- Located on the shores of Roanoke Sound,
site of the first American colony, these lovely formal gardens on 10 1/2 acres
features a Gate House (patterned after a 16th century orangerie and plantings,
including Shakespeare's Herb Garden), Sunken Garden (with colorful parterres and
statuary), an Antique Fountain (Aphrodite), a status of Virginia Dare, the
Queen's Rose Garden and the Woodland and Wildlife garden.
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Hull Road, Fayetteville
, NC (910)678-8400 (Switchboard).
Fearrington Village Gardens
- Established by the
Fayetteville Rose Society, this lovely campus garden features thirty-year-old
rose beds displaying more than 35 types of roses and more than 1,000 individual
rose bushes. The garden participates in the All American Rose selection.
Fearrington Village, Pittsboro
, NC 27312 (919) 542-2121.
Gene Strowd Community Rose
- The beautifully
manicured gardens and courtyards at Fearrington Village (a residential
community) include Jenny's fragrant white garden, the Perennial Border garden,
the Herb garden, the Fearrington House Inn's English courtyard and Knot Garden,
the Wildflower Garden, and an informal Southern garden at the Market Cafe.
: 120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill
, NC (919)968-2784.
Greenfield Park and Gardens
- Renovated in
2000, this public park showcases 130 different varieties of our national flower
- the rose - with 350 rose bushes surrounding a copper water fountain.
: South 3rd Street (US 421 South),
- This Park with a pond offers a 5 mile drive for viewing
azaleas, camellias and other spring blooms, as well as noted cypress trees. In
the summer, roses are featured.
: Lindley Park, 401 Ashland Drive,
, NC (336)373-2574.
Haywood Community College Arboretum
- This remarkable 17 acre Arboretum located within a public
park displays 10 labeled plant collections and special display gardens with
structural elements, including a butterfly-shaped garden with a fountain.
Area include the Dwarf Conifer Collection, the Hosta Garden, the Holly
Garden, the Vine Collection, the Landmark Arbor, the Perennial Border,
the Bouquet Garden, the Small Tree Collection, the Sun Shrub Collection,
the Rose Arbor and Garden, the Shade Garden, a Woodland Trail, the
Ground Cover Collection, the Hydrophytic Collection, the Butteryfly
Garden and Bridge, the Rhododendron Garden, and a Conifer Collection.
Freedlander Drive, Clyde
, NC 28721 (828)627-2821.
- The areas surrounding the
instructional buildings comprise the campus arboretum and feature several
collections including the impressive Rhododendron Garden, the
Dahlia Garden, the Class of ‘74 Rose Garden, plantings of spring bulbs and
summer flowers, a woodland area with nature trails, the Nix Horticulture Complex
(displaying a dwarf conifer collection, vegetable gardens, a perennial garden, a
fruit orchard, a conservatory, and a plant nursery. The campus woodlands include
over 1,000 mature trees (200 white oaks, 200 dogwoods, 75 native sourwoods, and
Historic Bath State Historic Site
: P.O. Box 148, Bath
, NC 27808
Historic Bethabara Park
- The Van der Veer historic home features a vegetable garden.
Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem
, NC 27106 (336)924-8191.
Historic Rosedale Plantation
- Site of the first
Moravian settlement in North Carolina, this historic 170 park includes a church,
reconstructed 1754 village and French and Indian War Fort, as well as
reconstructed colonial community, medical gardens and archaeological ruins.
3427 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte
, NC (704)335-0325.
J. C. Raulston
- This restored plantation
includes an 1815 manor hose and 8 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens.
: 4301 Beryl Road, Dept. of Horticultural Science, North Carolina
State University, Raleigh
, NC 27695 (919)515-3132.
Jaycee Daylily Garden
- This 8 acre arboretum
features over 5,000 taxa displayed in numerous gardens and collections including
the Klein-Pringle White Garden, the Nandina Collection, the Garden of Winter
Delight, the Blue Garden, the Magnolia Collection, the Mixed Border, the Annual
Trials, the Perennial Borders, the Water Gardens, the Townhouse Gardens, the
Rose Garden, the Wisteria Collection, the Butterfly Garden, the Paradise
Gardens, the Japanese Gardens, the Deciduous Holly Collections, Contorted
Plants, the Southwest Garden and the Redbud Collection.
Jaycee Community Center, 2405 Wade Ave., Raleigh
, NC 27607 (919)831-6833.
Juniper Level Botanic Gardens
: Plants Delight Nursery, 9241 Sauls Road,
, NC 27603 (919)772-4794.
Lillington Botanical Trail
- The gardens of this commercial nursery
originally consisted of 2.25 acres and included a man-made grotto garden, a
southwestern garden, a rock garden, a scree garden, a bog garden, an aquatic
garden, with over 6000 different plants, of which 1,500 are woody and the rest
perennials. Now expanding to include another 5.25 acres, the new area will
include a waterfall, an expanded southwestern garden, a tropical garden, and
: New South River Road,
, NC 27546
McGill Rose Garden
This mile-long newly opened botanical trail in 14 acres of mixed soils including sandhills, coastal plain and piedmont
has a variety of trees shrubs and plants from each region.
940 N. Davidson Street (1 block north of I-277), Charlotte
, NC 28206
County Extension Service Arboretum
- Begun in the early 1950s as a private garden, this public garden
today showcases over 200 varieties of roses along with annuals, perennials and
herbs, fountains and statuary.
: Oleander Drive near Greenville Loop
, NC 28403 (910)452-6393.
North Carolina Arboretum
- The special collections include Crepe
Myrtles, Fruits And Berries, a Vegetable Garden, Variety Trails, a Cutting
Garden, the Certified Plant Professional Garden, a Deck Container/Planter
Garden, a Daylily Garden (150 varieties), Native Plants, a Rose Garden, an
Aquatic/Water Lily Garden, The Bog, Perennial Borders, a Japanese Garden, a
Magnolia Garden, Patio Gardens, an Iris Garden, the Specimen Tree Collection,
the Conifer Grouping, a Salt Spray Garden, a Children’s Garden (with a maze), an
Ornamental Grass Collection, a Turf on the Grow area, a Groundcover Collection,
an Herb Garden, the Dr. C.E. Lewis Conservatory, the George Ross Memorial
Greenhouse, the Natural Area, an Azalea Collection, a Hosta Grouping, a Camellia
Garden (100 varieties), and a Shade-loving Plant Garden.
Frederick Law Olmsted Way (Off Wesley Branch Road), P.O. Box 6617,
- Established in 1986, this 434 acre arboretum within
the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest offers public
display gardens constructed around themes from the Appalachian Mountains,
state-of-the-art greenhouses and woodland trails.
: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 3375,
Totten Center, Chapel Hill
, NC 27599-3375 (919)962-0522.
- This Botanical Garden
displays approximately 4,700 species of plants native and naturalized in North
and South Carolina plus herbs and horticultural plants from all over the world.
The collections are divided into various areas: the Mountain Habitat (southern
Appalachians), the Fern Collection, the Shade Garden (ferns and woodland
wildflowers), the Mercer Reeves Hubbard Herb Garden (including the Poison Path),
the William Lanier Hunt Arboretum (103 acres of Morgan Creek gorge with
rhododendron bluffs and a collection of southeastern woody plants) the Mason
Farm Biological Reserve (367 acres of diverse natural plant communities and
protected habitats), and the Coker Arboretum (5 acres native North Carolina
varieties and some East Asian specimens plus conifers and extensive displays of
daffodils and daylilies).
: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro
, NC 27203 (800)488-0444.
1,448 acres, this zoo is the nation's largest. The walk-through natural-habitat
site is home to more than 1,000 animals and 1,500 plant species.
: 900 Old Salem Road,
, NC 27101 (888)653-7253.
- This living history town, a Moravian
community founded in 1766, contains many historically accurate gardens (the
settlers kept excellent records). The Single Brothers Garden is undergoing an
NC 133, 9149 Orton Road SE, Winnabow
, NC 28479 (910)371-6851.
- This lovely
antebellum plantation house on the Cape Fear River includes 20 acres of gardens,
both formal and natural. The gardens feature impressive oaks, evergreen hedges,
lawns, lagoons, statuary and cypress trees. Visitors strolling the pathways will
find an elegant Scroll Garden and thousands of azaleas, camellias, annuals and
rare flowering plants.
: Livingstone College
701 W. Monroe Street, Salisbury
, NC 28144 (704)638-5500.
Theatre Complex Rose Garden
: 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh
, NC 27607
Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University
- This complex includes a theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre and a
sunken All America Rose Selections rose garden with 1200 bushes representing 60
varieties and a pool and fountain.
, 2250 Reynolda Road,
P.O. Box 11765, Winston-Salem
, NC 27106 (336)758-5593.
RibbonWalk, Charlotte's Botanical Forest
- 4 acres of restored
formal gardens, a greenhouse, and 125 acres of fields and woodlands surround a
museum of American Art, housed in a former 1,000 acre country estate. The
gardens, blending Japanese, English, and Italian influences, include a 2 acre
sunken garden (Japanese-style shelters, columned pergolas, boxwood hedges,
themed parterre gardens, perennial and shrub borders, and an open lawn) and the
2 acre the "Nicer Fruit and Vegetable Garden" (modern cultivars of vegetables,
flowers, and fruits, plus an All-America Rose Garden).
: 4601Nevin Road,
- RibbonWalk has more than three miles of well-marked trails
through its 192 acres, filled with mature pines, native hardwoods, streams,
ponds, meadows and a ravine filled with American beech trees.
: Heutte Hall (park in the Gauguin Parking Lot), Sandhills Community
College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst
, NC 28374 (910)695-3882.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
- The lovely and
impressive 27 acres of gardens include the Ebersole Holly Garden (an arboretum
with 28 holly species and 350 different cultivars), the Rose Garden, the Annual
Garden (with a different theme each year), the Conifer Garden, the Sir Walter
Raleigh Garden (a formal English garden including including the Holly Maze, the
Fountain Courtyard, the Sunken Garden, the Ceremonial Courtyard, and the Herb
Garden), the Atkins Hillside Garden (with a stream, gazebo, bridges, waterfalls,
pools), the Hackley Woodland Garden (woodland and shade loving plants including
flowering plants), the Fruit and Vegetable Garden (dwarf fruit trees,
vegetables, and a vineyard), the Succulent Garden, and the Desmond Native
Wetland Trail Garden (a nature conservancy and bird sanctuary with boardwalk).
Anderson Street, Duke University, Box 90341, Durham
, NC 27708 (919)684-3698.
Arboretum and Rose Garden
- These lovely gardens are divided into three sections. The Asiatic Arboretum is a
20 acre site with closely related flora of East Asia (550 cultivars displayed)
and the eastern U.S., with special collections of magnolias and Japanese maples.
The H. L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants is a collection of southeastern
wildflowers in a woodland setting (900 species and varieties). The Italianate
Terraces feature a wisteria-covered entrance Pergola, changing floral displays,
a fishpond, a rock garden, and a lawn with reflecting pool.
: 4201 Clemmons Road, Clemmons
, NC 27012
Tryon Palace House and Gardens
- This public park showcases plant varieties from around the world
in an All America Rose Selections accredited rose garden (800 bushes), a
Fragrance Garden, the Little Walden Nature Trail (with 3 self-guided walks) and
an Arboretum (with audio stations for the sight-impaired).
Pollock Street, New Bern
, NC 28562-5614 (919)514-4900 or (800)767-1560.
University of North
Carolina at Asheville Botanical Gardens
- The 14
acre reconstructed landscape showcases Colonial plants and features the Maude
Moore Latham Memorial Gardens (a formal garden with scrollwork hedges), the
Green Garden (a knot garden), the Pleached Allee (with views of the River), the
Kitchen Garden, and Hawks Allee (with holly hedges and statuary), Colonial
interpreters offer information to visitors.
: 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd.,
NC 28804 (828)252-5190.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Botanical Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
- This 10 acre site displays 750 kinds of plants from all
parts of North Carolina. The Gardens include the Sunshine Garden, the Bog
Garden, the Azalea Garden, the Founder's Award Rock Garden, the Garden for the
Blind, the Health Cove and the Sycamore Area, with trails, three streams and
natural rock outcroppings. The institution also acts as a testing ground for new
plants considered for introduction into the area.
: 9201 University City Boulevard,
, NC 28223 (704)687-2364.
- This lovely garden includes the Van
Landingham Glen (displaying a major rhododendron collection (3500 plants) plus
many native Carolina plants (1000 species)), the Susie Harwood Garden (a 3 acre
formal garden with a semi-Oriental motif, a winter garden and special
collections of dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, viburnum, and azaleas), and the
McMillan Greenhouse (4000 square feet of tropical rain forest with an extensive
collection of North American Sarracenia Pitcher plants and orchids).
University of North Carolina at
: 601 S. College Road, Wilmington
, NC 28403-3297
Waterworks Visual Art Center Hamlin Sensory
- This arboretum campus of 650 acres includes conservation areas
with collections of longleaf pines, oaks, dogwoods and native magnolias, The
Herbert Bluethenthal Memorial Wildflower Preserve, numerous perennial beds, and
an allee of live oaks. The web site contains detailed and thoughtful plans for
organizing and improving the campus landscape.
: One Water Street, Salisbury
, NC 28144 (704)636-1882.
Western North Carolina Nature Center
- This garden of
the senses features plants for all four seasons labeled in Braille and English
and providing scent and texture in addition to color and shape.
Gashes Creek Road, Asheville
, NC 28805 (828)298-5600.
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird
- A new kind of "zoo", this
nature center provides habitats for wild animals that cannot be returned to the
wild because of injury or contact with man. A 4 acre Predator Habitat is home to
red and grey wolves, cougars and bobcats. Other native animals such as foxes,
river otters, and bears, as well as birds are represented. A shrub garden graces
the visitor area and a nature trail can be found near the picnic grounds.
: 248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte
, NC 28209 (704)331-0664
Witherspoon Rose Culture Display Gardens
- This 4
acre garden and bird sanctuary combines formal gardens with woodlands and
features pools, birdbaths, fountains and statuary. An antique rose garden
displays more than 100 old roses.
: 3312 Watkins Road,
27707 (919)489-4446, (800)643-0315.
- This commercial nursery and horticulture
maintenance organization offers lovely display gardens with over 1200 rose
bushes. A formal Anniversary Garden features 600 roses along with pathways, a
colonnade, and fountain.
: 2619 Western Boulevard, Raleigh
, NC 27605 (919)821-8555.
- WRAL is
not a mysterious acronym - it's a television station. The 5 acre garden displays
over 70 varieties of flowering and non-flowering plant materials common to North
Carolina, including 10 hybrid azalea groups. The garden contains a propagation
greenhouse and each year generously gives away 10,000 azaleas to non-profit
organizations for city beautification.