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              Public gardens are a national treasure, and here in the Southeast, we are
            lucky to have more than our fair share. Not only are there a great number of
            public gardens in our region, but the diversity displayed by these gardens is
            amazing. Some specialize in a single element like roses. Others make you
            feel as if you’re in a botanical paradise beyond your wildest dreams. Some
            are relatively small, while others encompass hundreds of acres.
              All share one thing in common: The ability to transport you, if only for a
            short time, back to the essence of nature and all of its wonders.



       Cape Fear BotaniCal Garden        Cape Fear Botanical Garden is located on seventy-nine acres
                                       nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek, just two
                                       miles from downtown Fayetteville. Founded in 1989, the Garden
                                       now boasts more than 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants and
                                       has several specialty gardens, including Camellia, Daylily, Hosta,
                                       Heritage and Waterwise gardens. A natural amphitheater and
                                       breathtaking nature trails and overlooks complete the Cape Fear
                                       Botanical Garden experience.
                                          Tours, education programs and public special events offered
                                       throughout the year.
                                       Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday year-round;
                                       Noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays from March until Mid-December.
                                536 N. Eastern Blvd. • Fayetteville, NC 28301
                                  (910) 486-0221 • www.capefearbg.org



     daniel Boone native Gardens
                                    A living treasure, the Daniel Boone Native Gardens feature native
                                  Appalachian plant species in a spectacular mountain setting near
                                  Boone, N.C. High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the gardens bloom
                                  from early spring to late fall with a progression of wildflowers,
                                  native azaleas, rhododendrons, and flowering trees. Stroll through
                                  individual gardens of note: fern garden, bog garden, rockery, and
                                  meditation retreat. Great for birdwatching and photography.
                                    The Daniel Boone Native Gardens and antique Squire Boone Cabin
                                  are available for weddings and other outdoor events; guided tours
                                  available for groups, with reservations.
                                    Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., May through October, with extended
                                  midsummer hours. Admission $2 for adults. Next to Farmers Market.
                  651 Horn in the West Drive. • Boone, NC 28607
                 (828) 264-6390 • www.danielboonegardens.org 2009 51
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 daniel stowe BotaniCal Garden
  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, a Garden for all Seasons,
provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature.
Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular
gardens, sparkling fountains, a Conservatory dedicated to the display
of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, gift shop and nature
walk await the visitor. HGTV named it one of the nation’s “20 Great
Gardens” and USA TODAY says the Garden is one of the nation’s best
places to “welcome fall with a flourish.” Committed to horticultural
excellence, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a must-see for all ages.
  Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Daytime admis-
sion is free to Garden members, $10 for adults, $9 seniors 60+, and
$5 for children 4-12. Group rates are also available.
                 6500 S. New Hope Rd. • Belmont, NC 28012
                     (704) 825-4490 • www.DSBG.org

           edisto MeMorial Gardens
                              Ranked as a top-twenty visitor attraction in South Carolina, the
                            Edisto Memorial Gardens combines great natural beauty and fun
                            activities to make it a must-see for visitors. Discover 150 acres of
                            azaleas, camellias, roses and flowers spaced among giant oaks and
                            century-old cypress trees. Orangeburg has an agreement with All-
                            America Rose Selections, Inc. to display past and current award-winning
                            roses. The Garden always displays some 4,000 plants including 75 labeled
                            varieties of roses which bloom mid-April until November. The Horne
                            Wetlands Park, a 2,600-foot boardwalk, which is handicap accessible,
                            permits visitors an up-close look at the plants & wildlife of a wetlands area.
                              Easy access via Interstates 26 and 95. US 301 and 601 pass the
                            Garden on their route from Florida to New York. Free admission.

                 PO Box 1321 • Orangeburg, SC 29116-1321
                  (803) 533-6020 • www.orangeburg.sc.us


            the elizaBethan Gardens      Where the Old World and the New World Grow Together
                                   Experience a garden that blends the best of the old and new.
                                  Designed by Innocenti & Webel, this internationally acclaimed
                                  garden design serves as a living memorial to the first English
                                  colonists. Situated on 10 acres within Fort Raleigh, a National
                                  Historic Site, you will discover botanical wonders and sculptural
                                  delights that will astound you and transport you to a bygone era.
                                  Special family events and workshops are hosted throughout the year
                                  and can be found on our website. Group tours are available.
                                                  Open Year round on Roanoke Island
                                              Nestled near North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
              1411 National Park Drive • Manteo, NC, 27954
             (252) 473-3234 • www.elizabethangardens.org
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MaGnolia plantation and Gardens
    Southern charm and grace surround this 17th-century estate
  featuring the incredible 60-acre Audubon Swamp Garden, as well
  as one of the largest collections of azaleas and camellias in the
  Southeast. Guests will also enjoy a Biblical Garden, Horticultural
  Maze, and Tropical Garden.
    Discover the beauty of nature and get an up-close look at area
  wildlife on our Nature Train, Nature Boat or observation tower.
    Open 365 days, 8 a.m. until dusk.



           3550 Ashley River Road • Charleston, SC 29414
           (843) 571-1266 • www.magnoliaplantation.com



             sarah p. duke Gardens
                          The Sarah P. Duke Gardens embrace 55 acres of the West campus of
                        Duke University. The historical core of the Gardens is a series of grand
                        Terraces designed by landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-
                        1950). Two major gardens were added in later years. The Blomquist
                        Garden of Native Plants contains hundreds of beautiful and scientifically
                        significant plants indigenous to the southeastern U.S., and the Culberson
                        Asiatic Arboretum displays the relationship of the flora of eastern Asia to
                        that of eastern North America.
                          The Doris Duke Center is a multipurpose structure uniting architecture
                        and the landscape. The Center features visitor services, a horticultural
                        library, classrooms for adult and children’s educational programs, event
                        spaces, administration offices, a gift shop, a café and center for volunteer
                        activities. Tours available. Free admission.
 426 Anderson Street • Durham, NC 27708 • Open 8am til dusk
       (919) 684-3698 • www.sarahpdukegardens.info


                            trYon palaCe
                 historiC sites & Gardens
    Stroll down our garden paths and step back into a bygone era. This
  historic site features 14 acres of gardens, six historic buildings and
  is the magnificent colonial capitol of NC. The Palace gardens were
  designed by noted landscape architect Morley Jeffers Williams in the
  1950s and represent the formal style of gardens in 18th century
  Great Britain. There is a large kitchen garden with heirloom varieties
  of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Meander along the Trent River and
  discover an exceptional collection of native plants.
    Plants bloom all year and special tours can be arranged for groups
  of any size.
     610 Pollock Street • New Bern, NC 28562
      (800) 767-1560 • www.tryonpalace.orgarolina Gardener MAY / JUNE 2009 53
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(1) Brookgreen Gardens                                      (8) North Carolina Botanical Garden
         1931 Brookgreen Drive                                       Fordham Blvd. (US 15-501 and NC 54 Bypass)
         Murrells Inlet, SC 29576                                    and Old Mason Farm Road
         (800) 849-1931                                              Chapel Hill, NC 27599
         www.brookgreen.org                                          (919) 962-0522
         Celebrating its 77th Anniversary, this National             www.ncbg.unc.edu
Historic Landmark offers activities the whole family will            For families, nature lovers, and lifelong learners
enjoy! Beautiful gardens, world class sculpture, the only   of all ages. Features habitat gardens, native wildflowers,
zoo on the coast of the Carolinas accredited by the         carnivorous plants, herb garden, and in 2009, opening a
American Zoo Association. Highway 17 South, Murrells        green Education Center. Part of the University of North
Inlet, SC.                                                  Carolina at Chapel Hill, it also includes the Coker Arbore-
                                                            tum and Battle Park on campus.
(2) Cape Fear Botanical Garden
         536 N. Eastern Blvd.                               (9) Orton Plantation Gardens
         Fayetteville, NC 28301                                      9149 Orton Road S.E.
         (910) 486-0221                                              Winnabow, NC 28479
         www.capefearbg.org                                          (910) 371- 6851
                                                                     www.ortongardens.com
(3) Daniel Boone Native Gardens                                      Come discover the colorful spring and summer an-
         651 Horn in the West Drive                         nuals among the hundred year old live oaks at Orton Plan-
         Boone, NC 28607                                    tation Gardens. With 20 acres of enchanting gardens and
         (828) 264-6390                                     secluded walking trails, Orton offers a picturesque location
         www.danielboonegardens.org                         for weddings, corporate events, meetings, luncheons and
                                                            more. Visitors are welcome for self-guided walking tours
(4) Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden                           daily from March through November.
         6500 S. New Hope Road
         Belmont, NC 28012                                  (10) Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
         (704) 825-4490                                              1300 Botanical Parkway
         www.DSBG.org                                                West Columbia, SC 29169
                                                                     (803) 779-8717
(5) Edisto Memorial Gardens                                          www.riverbanks.org
          P.O. Box 1321                                              Riverbanks Botanical Garden boasts 70 acres of
          Orangeburg, SC 29116-1321                         unparalleled beauty. Dramatic and themed beds showcase
          (803) 533-6020                                    more than 4,400 species of native and exotic plants along
          www.orangeburg.sc.us                              with 120 varieties or roses in the Antique Rose Garden.
                                                            Riverbanks Botanical Garden provides a living classroom
(6) The Elizabethan Gardens                                 for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
         1411 National Park Drive
         Manteo, NC 27954                                   (11) Sandhills Horticultural Gardens
         (252) 473-3234                                              3395 Airport Road
         www.elizabethangardens.org                                  Pinehurst, NC 28374
                                                                     (910) 695-3882
(7) Magnolia Plantation & Gardens                                    www.sandhills.edu/lsg
        3550 Ashley Road                                             The 32-acre garden at Sandhills Community Col-
        Charleston, SC 29414                                lege is designed and maintained by students.The site con-
        (843) 571-1266                                      tains 14 themed gardens: A whimsical children’s garden, a
        www.magnoliaplantation.com                          Japanese Garden, the Ebersole Holly Garden, an English
                                                            Garden with smaller gardens, including the Holly Maze, the
                                                            Fountain Courtyard, the Sunken Garden, the Ceremonial
                                                            Courtard, and the Herb Garden. Free admission.




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(12) The Sarah P. Duke Gardens                                                         (15) Tryon Palace
         426 Anderson Street, Duke University                                                   610 Pollock Street
         Durham, NC 27708                                                                       New Bern, NC 28562
         (919) 684-3698                                                                         (800) 767-1560
         www.sarahpdukegardens.info                                                             www.tryonpalace.org

(13) The South Carolina Botanical Garden                                               (16) Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary including the
         150 Discovery Lane                                                                 Elizabeth Lawrence Garden
         Clemson University                                                                      248 Ridgewood Avenue
         Clemson, SC 29634                                                                       Charlotte, NC 28209
         (864) 656-3405                                                                          (704) 331-0664
         www.clemson.edu/scbg                                                                    www.winghavengardens.com
         Discover 295 acres of diverse natural landscapes,
nature trails, a 70-acre arboretum, a wildflower meadow,
over 400 varieties of camellias, and extensive collections
of hosta, holly, hydrangea and magnolia. Come enjoy
educational programs and tours, renowned nature-based                                                 Invite 60,000 Carolina Gardener
sculptures, an art gallery, the Campbell Geology Museum,
and semiannual Plant Sales (Apr. 24-25 & Oct. 2–3, 2009).                                           readers to YOUR garden next year!
(14) Swan Lake Iris Gardens                                                                        Call (336) 376-0306 now for details on the 2010
          822 W. Liberty St.                                                                        edition of Glorious Gardens of the Southeast.
          Sumter, SC 29150
          (800) 688-4748                                                                                        www.carolinagardener.com
          www.sumtertourism.com
          150 acres of scenic beauty, all eight known swan
species and one of the largest Japanese iris gardens in the
U.S. Home of the award-winning annual Iris Festival. Open
daily, 7:30 a.m. until dusk. Free admission.




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