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The Greensboro Arboretum

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Address: 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403-1369
Phone Number: +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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Wonderful spot to take a walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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McLeansville, North Carolina
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McLeansville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Eric K
High Point, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon here. The grounds are well maintained and the scenery is beautiful. My favorite thing about our trip was seeing the giant wind chimes.

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Wirtz, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What potential this arboretum has if only they get the descriptive signs replaced. We visited on hot day in July and we could find shelter from the sun in the shaded gardens and walkways. There are many themed garden plots along a meandering stream. Bridges cross the stream at several locations and benches abound. Well worth the trip.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Nice off the beaten path. We have spend several hours here enjoying all the plants trees, and butterfly. it has a wonderful paved walking path, as well as off trail walking paths. Lot of shade and benches to take in the wonders of nature.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Very nice variety of plants and well kept grounds, but the road noise is bad since it is adjacent to Wendover Ave and electric transmission lines run through part of the park. Don't get me wrong, the plants are very cool, just be aware of these other issues. Free, dogs allowed, drinking fountains, and public restrooms.

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Thank Pointgiven71
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Lots of beautiful flora of many varieties! A great place to checkout local tree-types if you are not sure what to plant in your yard. It should inspire anyone to add one more tree while on this beautiful Earth!

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Thank KbarUpit
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very nice setting with lots of trees, woody plants and flowers. Cool shelter from the sun. Lovely spots with benches available. Public restrooms as well. I only wish more species had been identified; really nice none the less. Oh, and AWESOME wind chimes.

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