WILSON BOTANICAL GARDENS
Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk
Restrooms available weekdays from 8-5
Even More of our Gardens
The Heritage Garden
This garden features raised-bed planting areas suitable for growing vegetables, flowers and traditional row crops. The heritage garden walk is covered by four trellises that are used to grow various vines and the garden itself is completely blocked from the parking lot by large evergreen hedges.
The JC Raulston Plant Evaluation Garden
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The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Garden
The STEM Garden incorporates elements of STEM programs including science, technology, engineering, and math for use by students here in Wilson and in surrounding counties.
The Pondside Garden
This small pond is used as a setting for water's-edge, shallow-water plants and hosts a number of fish. Pond construction was accomplished through a “Build a Pond” day hosted by the Wilson County Green Association. The garden is also home to “Dancing Cranes”, a metal sculpture from artist Clifton May.
The first plantings were Turf Grass demonstration plots which are still one of the most popular features of the WBG. The WBG currently has 5 turf species and a total of a dozen different cultivars.