SERVICE ALERT: The parking lot for the Greensboro Arboretum located at 401 Ashland Drive will be closed beginning March 15 for approximately 18-24 months. The lot will become an active construction site for the new Brooks Global Elementary School which will be located at 400 Ashland Drive.
Alternate parking during construction is at the W. Market Street ballfields located at 3299 Starmount Drive.
We appreciate your patience during this time.
January - February
8am - 5pm
March - April
8am - 7pm
May - August
8am - 8pm
September - October
8am - 7pm
November - December
8am - 5pm
Reservations & Events
To make a reservation for group events, weddings, or other special events, call 336-373-7690.
About the Garden
This 17-acre site features 14 plant collections, special display gardens and distinct structural features. The extensive variety of plants offers rich educational opportunities for children and adults, landscape designers, and homeowners.
The garden is open year-round. Admission is free.
Greensboro Beautiful provides support to new and ongoing enhancements in the gardens through private donations from the community.
For more information on the garden, contact 336-373-4334.
Greensboro Arboretum Garden Map
of Garden Clubs
Pattie S. Newlin
James W. Newlin
Irene H. McIver
& Perennial Border
Dr. & Mrs.
William R. Findley
& Pollinator Meadow
Robin B. Ward
R.R. Allen Family B
Blanche S. Benjamin
New Garden Landscaping
& Nursery Sequence
of Bloom Collection
P — Parking
E — Entrance
I — Information
R — Resroom
1— Arboretum Classroom Building
2 — Dwarf Conifer Collection
3 — Lee Britt Entrance Patio
4 — Green Hill Farm Hosta Collection
5 — Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs Winter Garden Collection
5a — Tanger Family Wedding Gazebo
6 — Pattie S. Newlin Memorial Bouquet Garden
7 — James W. Newlin Holly Collection
8 — Irene H. McIver Vine Collection & Perennial Border
9 — Small Tree Collection
10 — Gate City Kiwanis Club Shade Garden
10a — Van Dorn Memorial Woodland Classroom
11 — Dr. & Mrs. William R. Findley Memorial Sun Shrub Collection
12 — Right Plant, Right Place Collection
13 — Kaplan Family Rose Garden & Arbor
14 — Ornamental Grasses & Pollinator Meadow
15 — Robin B. Ward Meditation Garden & Groundcover Collection
15a — Hart Chimes
16 — Hydrophytic Collection
16a — R.R. Allen Family Butterfly Garden & Fountain
16b — Marzulla Butterfly Bridge
17 — Blanche S. Benjamin Overlook
18 — Beeson Rhododendron Collection
19 — Conifer Collection
20 — New Garden Landscaping & Nursery Sequence of Bloom Collection
P — Parking
1— Paver Plaza
1a — "Sundial" Sculpture
2 — Woodland Stream
3 — Sensory Garden
3a — "On the Fence" Sculpture
4 — Wedding Garden
4a — Chandler Wedding Gazebo
5 — "Wings" Sculpture
6 — Meyers Memorial Garden
7 — Tanger Family Bridge
8 — "The Student" Sculpture
9 — Overlook
9a — "Free to Soar" Sculpture Restroom
10 — Wildflower Trail
11 — Rock Garden
12 — Fragrance/Azalea/Camellia Garden
13 — Nance Memorial Garden
14 — Camberly's Garden
15 — Alexander Mangum Memorial Garden
16 — Lillian Livingston Daylily Garden
17 — Dodson R. Schenck Memorial Garden
18 — Old Mill
19 — David Caldwell Historic Park
19a — David & Rachel Caldwell Interpretive Center
19b — Caldwell Log College/Homesite
20 — Adelman Picnic Area
21 — Wooded Picnic Area
22 — Petanque Court
Collections, Specialty Gardens, and Elements of Interest
This 17-acre site features 14 plant collections, special display gardens and distinct structural features. Plant species hardy to the Piedmont Region of North Carolina are grouped into labeled collection areas according to habit, family, color, growing conditions, and seasonal interest.
- The Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs Winter Garden Collection features plants with interest during the winter months.
- The Dr. & Mrs. William R. Findley Memorial Sun Shrub Collection features plants which grow well in full sun.
- The Dwarf Conifer Collection, adjacent to the Classroom Building, features small and low-growing conifer plants.
- The Gate City Kiwanis Club Shade Garden Collection features plants which grow in varying degrees of shade.
- The Irene H. McIver Vine Collection and Perennial Border: A variety of climbing plants trained to grow on the Landmark Arbor. A four-foot Perennial Border surrounds the Landmark Arbor, and provides spring, summer and fall beauty.
- The Beeson Rhododendron Collection features a number of varieties, blooming from early May to late June.
- The Robin B. Ward Meditation Garden & Groundcover Collection: Low-growing, spreading plants.
- The Small Tree Collection: A variety of relatively compact trees.
- The Hydrophytic Collection features plants which tolerate moist soil.
- The Conifer Collection: Cone-bearing plants.
- The New Garden Landscaping & Nursery Sequence of Bloom Collection features plants which blossom at progressive seasons for year-round beauty.
- The Green Hill Farm Hosta Collection features dozens of varieties of hostas.
- The Kaplan Family Rose Garden & Arbor, features a variety of climbing roses growing on an arbor which mirrors the Landmark Arbor.
- The James W. Newlin Memorial Holly Collection features a variety of hollies.
- The R.R. Allen Family Butterfly Garden & Fountain is formed in the shape of two butterflies - each filled with colorful plants which attract butterflies. The garden's design is especially striking when viewed from the Overlook. This site has been certified as a Monarch Waystation. Learn more.
- The Woodland Trail is a nature walk winding through an established second growth forest within the Shade Garden Collection.
- The Pattie S. Newlin Memorial Bouquet Garden features plants suited for a cutting garden.
- The Tanger Family Wedding Gazebo hosts weddings, small musical ensembles, and special events.
- The Ornamental Grasses & Pollinator Meadow features plants which provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, nectar for pollinators, and shelter for many mammals. Learn more.
- The Elena Marzulla Bridge features colorful butterflies and flowers incorporated in its design.
- The Dr. Lawrence & Alma Louise Hart Chimes -- a stunning, 23-foot tall trio of oversized wind chimes.
- The Blanche S. Benjamin Overlook provides a panoramic view of the Arboretum. Its design mirrors the Landmark Arbor.
- Lt. J. Wesley Van Dorn, USN Memorial Woodland Classroom
- The Right Plant Right Place Collection helps assist in proper plant selection when planting near or under electrical utility lines. Learn more.
Local artist William Mangum has created paintings of each of the gardens. Prints of the Greensboro Arboretum are available for a donation to Greensboro Beautiful.
Each set of 12 cards featured three scenes from each of Greensboro’s public gardens.