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The Greensboro Arboretum

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Address: 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405
Phone Number: +1 336-373-2199
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Description: 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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Pleasant, beautiful place for a walk

I love a leisurely stroll through the arboretum. The plants and trees are labeled, which is neat because I'm always wondering, "What IS that? I wish I had one in my yard!" The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Jamestown, North Carolina
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Jamestown, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I love a leisurely stroll through the arboretum. The plants and trees are labeled, which is neat because I'm always wondering, "What IS that? I wish I had one in my yard!" The paths are asphalt-covered for easy biking, roller-blading, and walking. There is a charming gazebo and a lovely trellis. A stream runs through. There is local artwork displayed,... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Not worth the trip. Gardens surrounded by noisy motorways. Foliage unimpressive. Disappointing overall.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I live near here, and it is the best place in Greensboro for a walk, run, or just to hang. The landscaping is beautiful and well kept, and it is safe and always full of people. Every day you can find people there picnicking, reading on a bench, walking their dogs, taking family/senior/engagement pictures, and when the weather is nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

GIANT wind chyme, truly a beautiful walk. So many trees, with descriptions of course. I saw a giant snapping turtle in the water on the side, but of course quickly ran off because I spotted a spider on my foot. There's also a big fountain to sit near.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Especially in the spring and fall, this walk through nature is so refreshing and beautiful, and close to the center of the city.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There are too numerous things to see and do at the Arboretum. Plant galore, trails, creeks, gazebos and playgrounds. We love the Summer Solstice event held there in June. There are so many events held there you have to check with Greensboro Parks and Rec calendar.

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82 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Typical city park...linear alongside Wendover Avenue...can be noisy. Nice plantings are marked with botanical names. It has both hardtop and wooded trails. A good place to get some exercise.

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Greensboro NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great place for outside activities including hula hoopers sometimes on Sundays. Such a pretty place with sun and shade and some good playground equipment for kids. Good for a picnic too.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Just another gorgeous example of the great free parks & gardens that Greensboro has to offer. Great place for a short stroll to escape the hustle and bustle or for a longer trip on a weekend to relax and unwind. Beautiful flowers and plants are interspersed among giant trees providing ample shade and escape from the heat... a lovely walk... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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109 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, lots of space, landscaped nicely. It is close to a busy road and there are huge power line towers overhead but overall it is a nice place.

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