Garden Hours

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.

Garden Photos

Greensboro Arboretum Garden Map

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Arboretum
Classroom
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Dwarf
Conifer
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Lee Britt
Entrance
Patio

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Green Hill
Farm Hosta
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Greensboro Council
of Garden Clubs
Winter Garden
Collection

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Tanger Family
Wedding Gazebo

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Pattie S. Newlin
Memorial Bouquet
Garden

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James W. Newlin
Holly Collection

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Irene H. McIver
Vine Collection
& Perennial Border

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Small
Tree
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Tree
Collection

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Gate City
Kiwanis Club
Shade Garden

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Kiwanis Club
Shade Garden

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Kiwanis Club
Shade Garden

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Van Dorn
Memorial
Woodland
Classroom

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Dr. & Mrs.
William R. Findley
Memorial Sun
Shrub Collection

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Right Plant,
Right Place
Collection

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Kaplan Family
Rose Garden
& Arbor

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Ornamental Grasses
& Pollinator Meadow

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Robin B. Ward
Meditation Garden
& Groundcover
Collection

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Hart
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Hydrophytic
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R.R. Allen Family B
utterfly Garden
& Fountain

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Marzulla
Butterfly
Bridge

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Blanche S. Benjamin
Overlook

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Beeson
Rhododendron
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Conifer
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& Nursery Sequence
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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

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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.

Featured Gifts

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.

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