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The Greensboro Arboretum

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Address: 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405
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+1 336-373-2199
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This 17-acre botanical garden features 10 woody plant collections, special...

This 17-acre botanical garden features 10 woody 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 from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free.

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Nature in the Midst

This arboretum occupies a special spot in my heart, it's a wonderful place to get away and contemplate. Lushly green and very conveniently located, it is an oasis of Mother Nature... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gena H
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This arboretum occupies a special spot in my heart, it's a wonderful place to get away and contemplate. Lushly green and very conveniently located, it is an oasis of Mother Nature in the midst of buildings and traffc.

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Thank Gena H
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very nice for a good walk while enjoying nature. A hidden gem in the middle of the city. Beautiful at any time of day.

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Thank pbnc2016
Charlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you need to lower your blood pressure a few notches (in a good way!) come stroll thru this beautiful place. Very relaxing and beautiful. Well worth a trip.

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Thank JDCharlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Greensboro Arboretum is a hidden gem with amazing greenery and views. Plenty of history can be sighted during a stroll through the greens. Bring the family and especially children so that they can develop a true appreciation for nature. Enjoy

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Thank FlyByKnightTravel
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Beautiful and peaceful experience, has a lot of species of plants, trees and flowers. Just sit on a bench with a good book and forget the world for an hour or two.

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Thank vanessalanier
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place should be called the Greensboro Arboretum & Botanical Garden. We visited over the Labor Day weekend, so there were plenty of summer flowers still in bloom. We strolled through most of the park, & there were plenty of benches where we could sit to enjoy the views. The only flaws with the place -- a highway runs alongside... More 

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Thank Jim A
McLeansville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful and fun place to take a walk. Pets are welcome, they have one fountain near the Ashland entrance with a stainless steel pet dish for giving water to your pet. The space is a very imaginative use of a high power line right of way. They have essentially landscaped what would have been totally wasted space... More 

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Thank Larry_English
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Whenever I need some solitude, I really love to visit this area. Easy to find parking, and easy to navigate.

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Thank efaircloth
High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It's nice to go to a public park and find clean restrooms and a welcome center. The art installations are above par and very lovely. Great location for picnics, play time or even quiet time. Nice, wide sidewalks are convenient and the facilities are all accessible for those with disabilities.

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Thank Cass G
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

You can get a visual perspective of the change in seasons at the Arboretum. Spring and Summer are spectacular, but Fall and even Winter have things to offer. You can walk at your own pace on paved pathways which should be easily accessible to wheelchairs. Plantings are clearly labeled and close to the walking path, so you will know what... More 

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