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Featured Botanical Gardens/Arboretums

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

An outdoor classroom for learning about ecology, plants, and much more. Groups will enjoy hands-on programs that let them meet reptiles, plant something to take home, dig through a pond, and more. 536 N. Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville, NC 28301. Cumberland County. Tel: 910-486-0221 ext. 27. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Cove Creek Gardens

4505 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405. 336-621-0611. Covering 4.75 acres, Cove Creek Gardens is a conservation and teaching garden. Through the garden’s promotion of the art of horticulture, groups will gain an appreciation of conservation and stewardship. Learning programs focus on topics such as entomology, sustainability, water conservative gardening, and more. Fee.

JC Raulston Arboretum

4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606. 919-515-3132. Immerse yourself in a world of horticulture at NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum, known for its varied collection of landscape flora. Tour the gardens featuring heat-tolerant plants, evergreen shrubs, butterflies, and more. Free/Suggested donation.

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden

215 South Main St., Kernersville, NC 27284. 336-996-7888. Experience 15 gardens, featuring over 1500 different kinds of plants, at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. Learn about herbaceous perennials, shrubs, vines, and ornamental grasses. Free.

Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary

248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte, NC 28209. 704-331-0664. Groups will enjoy a day with nature as they take a tour of the gardens and learn about the birds and other small animals that live there. They'll hear a story, and learn about the garden's role as a bird habitat. Fee.