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The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park

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Address: 1101 Hobbs Road and Starmount Farms Road, Greensboro, NC
Phone Number: +1 336-373-2199
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Description: This garden features an elevated boardwalk which meanders through 7 acres...
This garden features an elevated boardwalk which meanders through 7 acres of natural wetlands. Stone pathways traverse a forested hillside, and visitors can enjoy the sounds of water at Serenity Falls - a re-circulating waterfall - while viewing the many varieties of plants, birds, and other wildlife inhabiting the area. The garden is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free.
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Serene lake and boardwalk

Walking on the boardwalk to the lake makes you feel you are somewhere out of town, yet here you are in the middle of the Greensboro. A great break from the hussle bussle. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Walking on the boardwalk to the lake makes you feel you are somewhere out of town, yet here you are in the middle of the Greensboro. A great break from the hussle bussle. You don't believe you are so close to a shopping center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This particular trip wasn't that "boggy" And lots of elevated walking trails and gravel covered trails There are a lot of birds nesting through out this 6+ acres Very peaceful stroll through the entire area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The garden walks in Greensboro are wonderful. I've loved each one for different reasons. This one is great. I recommend anybody visiting the greensboro area to check this out, as well as Bicentennial Garden, Greensboro Arboretum and Gateway Gardens

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Most of the bog areas were dry at the time we visited, but it was still a great place to wander during one of the first beautiful afternoons of spring. Great place for photography with all the bridges, trails, and interesting views.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The bog garden is a nice, yet small park, with a nice view of a neighborhood lake near friendly center. if you take some bird seed, you will have lots of friends along this nature trail, and i highly recommend that. the waterfall fountain area is a nice touch, and it is a great way to spend an hour or... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a beautiful spot not far from Friendly Shopping Center. It can be easy to miss and parking can be a challenge but it's worth the effort. The paths are well maintained with lots of spaces to stop and talk or sit. We saw plenty of people out, especially with dogs, enjoying the start of Spring. Geese, Ducks, a... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a bog garden, so it's a bit swampy with lots of undergrowth. It's nice for a stroll, and very different from most formal, tidy public gardens. It seems so far away from the city when you are in it, but is very centrally located. Nice for an afternoon walk.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

but if you would like a nice walk around a wooded park complete with a small waterfall and a lake with ducks it is worth it. It is right across the street from another garden attraction (can't remember the name). And it is free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is one of my favorite spots to pop in and take a break. Right in the heart of prime time shopping at Friendly Center. The ducks and geese are eager to be fed and the walk on the elevated deck is a plus. There is also the man made waterfall on the north side that is calming to the... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This place is so beautiful peaceful and quite ! Great for a walk or just to get away from the city for an hour or so. The gardens are very clean and the raised boardwalks are nice and wide. You can miss the entrance if you don't know what you are looking for. I actually parked at Tanger Family Bicentennial... More 

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