Let the flowers bloom and the grass grow! Spring is full of new growth. One of my favorite things is watching all the plants come back to life. It brings not only new life but new hope to the world.

North Carolina has some beautiful greenery. Nestled between our city landscapes are stunning gardens that you can pay a visit to. In North Carolina, there are several exquisite gardens that are available for strolling, sitting, and enjoying nature. Check out these 13 stunning gardens to visit in North Carolina below. Be sure to share with us any photos you take on social media if you decide to!

  • 1. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

    The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden can be found at 6500 S New Hope Rd Belmont, NC 28012. You will be able to enjoy an unforgettable garden experience that will instill a love of nature and its beauty in you. Instilling a love of nature and the beauty of nature is what Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden does for visitors. When I visited this garden my favorite part was the plethora of fountains and paths to explore. You can see more about this garden here.

  • 2. The Biltmore Garden

    The Biltmore Garden is one of the top romantic destinations. Take a stroll through more than 30 acres of gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the foremost landscape architect of the American West. You feel as if you’re in Versailles with the lily pad-filled reflecting pools, the cute koi, and the goldfish in the Italian Garden. On top of the 8,000 acres, there is a soaring glass conservatory with lush tropical displays and an array of exotic orchids in full bloom. You can see more about this garden here.

  • 3. Botanical Gardens at Asheville

    The Botanical Gardens at Asheville is an independent, non-profit botanical garden dedicated to studying and promoting native plants and habitats of the Southern Appalachians. They are located at 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd. Asheville, North Carolina. You can see more of the gardens here.

  • 4. Daniel Boone Native Gardens

    An outstanding collection of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers can be found at Daniel Boone Native Gardens, near downtown Boone, N.C. During the growing season, more than 200 varieties of plants bloom. It is located at 651 Horn in the West Drive Boone, NC 28607 . You can see more on visiting this garden here.

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  • 5. Tryon Palace

    Experience a bygone era while strolling through beautiful garden paths. A collection of more than 16 acres of gardens and landscapes, the Palace Gardens were redesigned in the 1950s by noted landscape architect Morley Jeffers Williams in a colonial revival style, inspired by eighteenth-century formal gardens. Our gardens are open for self-guided tours with the purchase of a One Day Pass, Galleries Pass, or Gardens Pass. Call 800-767-1560, for more information and for special guided group tours. The garden is located at 529 South Front Street New Bern, NC 28562. You can see more on a visit to the garden here.

  • 6. Airlie Gardens

    There are 67 acres of formal gardens, wildlife, ten acres of lakes, and more than 75,000 azaleas. There is also a seasonal butterfly house two miles west of Wrightsville Beach. You can walk the trails or ride the tram to discover landscapes where something is always blooming. The Airlie Gardens are located at 300 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403. The paths are filled with enchanted flowers and lush greenery. You can see more about the Airlie Gardens here.

  • 7. Elizabethan Gardens

    This botanical and sculptural delight is nestled within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, next to The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, elaborate gardens was designed to entertain guests. The Elizabethan Garden was designed for the enjoyment of guests and as a living memorial. The seasonal changes bring an array of flowering plants, shrubs, and trees that keep visitors coming back time and time again.

  • 8. Greensboro Public Gardens

    With the generous support of private contributors, Greensboro Beautiful has developed four distinct public gardens. Through education, environmental conservation, health, and recreation, the gardens grow more than trees and flowers. The gardens are open all year round and located at 2800 E. Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, NC 27401. You can see more about the garden and plan a visit here.

  • 9. The North Carolina Arboretum

    In the Southern Appalachian Mountains near Asheville, the North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens. This garden has many trails that showcase the most beautiful, biologically diverse plants that the region has to offer. You can see more about this North Carolina garden here.

  • 10. Cupola House Gardens in Bloom

    Edenton’s business district is enhanced by the Colonial Revival Gardens, which surround the Cupola House. It is located at 408 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932. Donald Parker, a Colonial Williamsburg landscape architect, initially designed the Gardens. As befits this historically significant 1758 house, the Cupola House Gardens include parterres, an orchard, an arbor, and herbs. You can see more about this garden here.


  • 11. Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    The colors in this wonderful garden are impeccable. At Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens consists of approximately 55 acres of landscaped and wooded areas. Throughout the gardens are 5 miles of pathways, allées, and walks. Sarah P. Duke Gardens welcomes more than 600,000 visitors each year from all over the world. Admission is free, and they’re open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. They are located at 420 Anderson St., Durham, NC, 27708. You can plan a visit to these gardens by clicking here.

  • 12. Fearrington Gardens

    What a magical place! Enjoy a stroll through the gardens and a special little village. Feel free to peek into Fearrington Village’s special spaces, but please be aware that the Inn’s rooms may also be occupied by guests. There are shops to explore and pathways to enjoy. Many people have weddings in the Jenny garden. The chefs at the Fearrington restaurant actually use herbs from the garden too. You can see more about this garden and plan a visit here.

  • 13. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

    This is one of my favorite gardens. It’s not too big and it’s a great little escape from the city. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens, sometimes called the Charlotte Botanical Gardens, are botanical gardens located at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. You can take a relaxing stroll, enjoy the flowers and even see some water snakes in the pond. You can see more about this garden here. There is also a tropical greenhouse on campus to purchase plants from as well.

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