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Top garden recommendations from locals

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“Do you love nature but aren't huge on hiking? The Arboretum will sum it up perfectly! And in the spring/summer it's just so beautiful. They even have a succulent/bonzai tree feature that's incredibly fun.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Garden
“Awe-inspiring! You can walk through this garden and escape the cares of the world. But don’t forget to bring your phone or professional camera! Take pictures galor! Every plant, flower and tree is strategically placed and have you going back home to plant something in your yard. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Garden
“For a relaxing day take a tour through the botanical gardens. It's not that far up I-85. I would suggest stopping in the town of Belmont for lunch at Sammy's.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Great place for sitting outside and enjoying nature. When the weather is nice, many people bring picnics and blankets and simply hang out in some of the open sunny spaces that the garden offers. There are also several miles of hiking/running trails, some of which runs along the river. There is also a newly opened children’s garden, which is quite impressive.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“2 miles away. This is my go to for a close hike. A great place to enjoy miles of wooded trails. Free parking and Free admission. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Garden
“The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a botanical garden operated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The primary goal of the Garden is to research, catalog, and promote the native plant species of North Carolina”
  • 18 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great for history buffs. The very knowledgeable staff make this place amazing! Our tour of the palace was engaging for all ages. The grounds are beautiful. The kitchen staff was really informative. It is breathtaking. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Garden
“Cape Fear Botanical Garden located at 536 North Eastern Boulevard. It is open to the public daily; an admission fee is charged. The Garden was established in 1989 to serve both Fayetteville Technical Community College horticulture students and North Carolina horticulturalists. It conserves and displays plant species and the plant communities of the Cape Fear River basin. The garden contains nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines with unusual plants, and a varied riparian terrain ranging from pine forest through hardwood hills to river banks. Details about the Garden's cultural and educational programs can be found at www.capefearbg.org. Wikipedia ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful Gardens.. close to the NC museum of Art , great for an afternoon of taking pictures.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Garden
“A botanical park with bike and walking trails. A great place to clear your mind.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Garden
“Formal gardens along Roanoke Sound commemorate the first English colony in America. Take a self-guided tour or download their app. Shady paths, antique statuary, and ancient live oaks are a respite from sun and sand.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Atlanta Botanical Garden-Gainesville (1911 Sweetbay Drive) A new facility with wine nights, concerts and other events. Just 6 acres now, they will gain another 17 to develop when Gainesville’s primary benefactor, Lessie Smithgall, meets her maker (she’s 105 now~!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Garden
“Definitely stop by this tiny gem! One square block in the middle of UNC campus, the Coker Arboretum is lush with indigenous plants and a great favorite with undergrads on sunny days. You can walk its winding trails or sit on a bench to enjoy a feel for NC plants, flowers, and trees. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Garden
“Enjoy a relaxing walk through Lake Lure's Flowering Bridge. Features seasonal blooms and plants with views of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“You must see the historic Arch, which legend says you aren’t supposed to walk underneath and through until graduation from the University. So, if you haven’t graduated from UGA, you walk around.....or bad luck will haunt you forever! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Garden
“Great place for the soul. Enjoy some quiet and peacefulness. Nestled in a lovely neighborhood, it will surprise you. ”
  • 5 locals recommend