Garden Tour

8:30 a.m.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and prepare for a day outdoors.

9:30 a.m.

Arrive at the Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens and David and Rachel Caldwell Historical Center. Enjoy seven gardens offering an exotic experience in sight, smell and touch. Be sure to visit the always popular, Garden of Fragrance to experience its unique scents and see the bronze sculpture, “The Student,” commemorating the David Caldwell Log College.

10:30 a.m.

Stroll across the street and visit the Bog Garden. This unique park features a half-mile elevated wooden walkway providing easy and safe access through the garden, allowing you the rare opportunity of venturing inside a bog. There you can view more than 8,000 individually labeled trees, shrubs, ferns, bamboo and wildflowers, as well as wildlife indigenous to a bog.

11:30 a.m.

Nearby is the Friendly Center & The Shops at Friendly Center, one of Greensboro’s most popular open air shopping centers. Choose from an array of restaurants that offer everything from fast food to casual dining experiences.

1:00 p.m.

Drive over to the nearby Greensboro Arboretum or discover the area’s newest treasure the Gateway Gardens. The 17-acre Greensboro Arboretum includes nine permanent plant collections of various species that provide appeal throughout the year. Special displays and features include a hosta and wildflower trail, gazebo, rhododendron garden, vine covered overlook and arbor, a butterfly garden and a lighted fountain. Gateway Gardens opened in 2011 with the Main Entrance, the Rain Garden and Pond, the Michel Family Children’s Garden and the Greensboro Heritage Garden which includes the Heritage Plaza, Icon Water Feature, and Entry Wall. Unique public artwork is displayed throughout the garden

3:00 p.m.

Return to your hotel for an afternoon siesta. Call the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department (336-373-2574) to see if there is a concert in the park tonight.

5:30 p.m.

Pick up a picnic dinner from any of Greensboro’s restaurants or caterers, and head to one of the city’s parks. Enjoy a quiet evening, or hit the tennis courts.