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.

Greensboro Beautiful provides support to new and ongoing enhancements in the gardens through private donations from the community.

About the Garden

Eventually spanning 11 acres, Gateway Gardens provides a stunning entryway into the City of Greensboro, a playful and interactive garden, and a horticultural oasis integrating elements of history, movement, discovery, and community.

Gateway Gardens represents the biggest project ever undertaken in the 50-year history of Greensboro Beautiful. The garden is strategically located on one of the City's major entryways - E. Gate City Blvd., within 1/2 mile of Business I-40 and I-85 (exit 124). Phase I opened in 2011, and includes the Michel Family Children's Garden, the Heritage Garden, Rain Garden, Gateway Plaza & Icon, and the Great Lawn.

Gateway Gardens was certified in 2014 as a LEED Silver project by the U.S. Green Building Council. Greensboro Beautiful is currently raising funds to continue developing the gardens for future phases. Small and large gifts are welcome, and naming opportunities are available.

The garden is open year-round. Admission is free.

Garden Photos

Gateway Garden Map

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Michel Family
Children's Garden

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William A. Stern
Maze

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News & Record
Outdoor Classroom

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Hillsdale Fund
Book Stage

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Plant
Tunnel

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Cemala Foundation
Alphabet Arbor

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Apple
Sculpture

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Edible
Garden

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Potting
Shed

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Rain
Garden

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UPS Rain
Garden
Overlook

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Walled
Pond

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Great
Lawn

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Weaver Foundation
Heritage Garden
& Plaza

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Joseph M. Bryan
Foundation
Water Sculpture

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Visitor
Center

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Outdoor
Reception
Patio

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Covered
Gathering
Area

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Tree
House

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Japanese
Garden

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White
Oak
Forest

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Oak
Forest

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Wedding & Special
Events Garden

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Rose
Garden

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E — Entrance

R — Restroom

1 — Michel Family Children's Garden

1a — William A. Stern Maze

1b — News & Record Outdoor Classroom

1c — Hillsdale Fund Book Stage

1d — Plant Tunnel

1e — Cemala Foundation Alphabet Arbor

1f — Apple Sculpture

1g — Edible Garden

1h — Potting Shed

2 — Rain Garden

2a — UPS Rain Garden Overlook

2b — Walled Pond

3 — Great Lawn

4 — Weaver Foundation Heritage Garden & Plaza

5 — Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Water Sculpture

6 — Visitor Center

6a — Outdoor Reception Patio

6b — Covered Gathering Area

7 — Tree House

Future Development:
8 — Japanese Garden

9 — White Oak Forest

10 — Wedding & Special Events Garden

10a — Rose Garden

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P — Parking

E — Entrance

R — Restroom

1 — Michel Family Children's Garden

1a — William A. Stern Maze

1b — News & Record Outdoor Classroom

1c — Hillsdale Fund Book Stage

1d — Plant Tunnel

1e — Cemala Foundation Alphabet Arbor

1f — Apple Sculpture

1g — Edible Garden

1h — Potting Shed

2 — Rain Garden

2a — UPS Rain Garden Overlook

2b — Walled Pond

3 — Great Lawn

4 — Weaver Foundation Heritage Garden & Plaza

5 — Joseph M. Bryan Foundation Water Sculpture

6 — Visitor Center

6a — Outdoor Reception Patio

6b — Covered Gathering Area

7 — Tree House

Future Development:
8 — Japanese Garden

9 — White Oak Forest

10 — Wedding & Special Events Garden

10a — Rose Garden

Garden Development

Future Development

Future Development: Eventually spanning 11 acres, future phases include a Japanese Garden, the White Oak Forest, and a Wedding & Special Events Garden. Help us GROW Gateway Gardens for future generations! 

  • Wedding Garden (with Rose Garden): Destined to become one of the most utilized areas of Gateway Gardens, which can accommodate up to 600 wedding guests. 
  • Japanese Garden: Creating a beautiful garden using traditional Japanese master gardening techniques.
  • Natural Heritage Preserve and White Oak Forest: Utilizing the existing forest, this area will feature elevated treetop structures.  A perfect setting for bird and wildlife viewing and native plant exploration.

Gateway Gardens Naming Opportunities

Contact us or call the Greensboro Beautiful office at 336-373-2199 for more details.

Gateway Gardens Donors

Gifts from people like you who give $25, $100, even thousands of dollars each year help Greensboro Beautiful continue garden enhancements, tree plantings, litter cleanups, and bring free garden events to our community.

Featured Gifts

Local artist William Mangum has created paintings of each of the gardens. Prints of the Gateway Garden 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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