The Wilson Botanical Gardens (WBG) were designed to showcase the diversity of plant material that can be used in the home landscape, and to educate and entertain visitors with youth and adult programs. It includes an extensive tree collection, turf grass demonstration plots, perennial beds, and an exhibit of native plants.

Master Gardener Classes start March 2-May 4 from 9am-noon each day. If you have ever said I want to become a Master Gardener, now is the time to apply. This is a multi-county training so travel will be required so holding 8 AM-1 PM each Wednesday is preferred. Travel will be provided by carpooling in the County Van. Approximate cost of the class is $125. If you are interested please fill in the application and email back to before Jan. 29. Many thanks and if I can be of any assistance please let me know.
Cyndi Lauderdale

  • garden admission

    Free. Always.

    Tours: Contact the Wilson Botanical Gardens at (252) 237-0113

  • garden volunteers

    Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.

    The WBG is maintained by the Wilson County Extension Master Gardeners (WCEMG). The WCEMG are available to answer gardening questions, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm by phone at (252) 237-0113 or by email.

  • garden amenities


    Picnic tables are available.
    Restrooms are available Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.
    Pet owners: We are sorry, but NO PETS are allowed (except service animals).

  • garden geocache


    WBG is a Geocache site!
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    your support

    • Membership is a wonderful way to support the Wilson Botanical Gardens and receive advanced notice to it's many events throughout the year. Membership also provides discounts at local garden centers. Joining the Wilson Botanical Gardens is an investment in yourself and the future of horticulture in North Carolina and beyond. Sponsorship and contributing volunteer time are other ways to show support to the garden.

    • Sponsorship Opportunities

      Become a member of the Friends of the Wilson Botanical Gardens and show your support of the plants and programs.

      Membership levels:

      • $25 - Individual
      • $40 - Family
      • $100-$500 - Sponsor
      • $500-$1,000 - Patron
      • $1,000-$9,999 - Benefactor
      • $10,000-up - Angel

      To become a member please send your name, address, city, state, zip, telephone, email address, and make checks payable to:

      Wilson Botanical Gardens
      1806 SW Goldsboro Street
      Wilson , NC 27893

    • Other sponsorship opportunities:

      • $200 - To have a tree planted with a commemorative plaque in honor / memory of a loved one
      • Funding for artwork, commemorative benches and gardens contact Cyndi Lauderdale at 252.237.0113 or cklauder@ncsu.edu.