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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. Currently the Children's Secret Garden is under construction. Please come and see the progress of this very exciting garden for the youth of our community.

  • 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!
    for more info.

  • photo contest


    2015 Photo Contest is On!
    for more info.


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    Please help us keep the children's secret garden nice for everyone. Unfortunately sunflower garden closed until further notice.

    Posted 1 day, 2 hours ago

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    PM Staabyou may want to put in cameras out there. That is a terrible thing for someone to do1 day, 2 hours ago

    Debbie Webbso sad!!!1 day, 2 hours ago

    Sheri LittleOh that's terrible :(1 day, 2 hours ago

    Emmy IsbellSad that this happened.1 day, 2 hours ago

    Shoshannah MayThis makes me sad.1 day, 1 hour ago

    Sandra Joyner FerrellMy goodness. So not necessary for anyone to do this.1 day, 1 hour ago

    Shannon WoodhouseThis makes me sad too1 day, 1 hour ago

    Bobby Keith SuttonIt's free. Use is encouraged. It's for our children. It's for everyone. Why? Why would someone do this?! It makes me angry! But still...I will freely give my time to keep it beautiful. I will still encourage visitors.1 day, 1 hour ago

    Angela Henderson SmallOh no!!1 day, 1 hour ago

    Scott Thomas Sr.It's a real shame that some feel the need to destroy something that is for all to enjoy. I hope they are caught and prosecuted. So senseless!1 day, 1 hour ago

    Lynn Moore:(1 day, 1 hour ago

    Theresa AllenI was there not long ago, and it was all so beautiful, I've been waiting for a cooler weekend to take my grandkids. Of course that won't keep us away, it's just a shame.1 day, 1 hour ago

    Ann Tinnell Vargas😔1 day ago

    Cheryl Edwards SkinnerOh NO!!!! I hate this. Yall have done so much to show the children God's beautiful world, and then someone comes along and does this. Disgusting! I am so sorry.1 day ago

    Mike KellyTheresa Allen....whatta shame1 day ago

    Cindy Allcox PierceThat is horrible. I'm so so sorry someone did this!1 day ago

    Kristen LammMy family and I really enjoy going out there. It's a shame something like this happened to such a lovely place :(.1 day ago

    Kristen Hammonds RogersI love this place! It's a hidden gem!23 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Kaylene Bain:( wonder if it was on purpose or some kids being too rough (in which case, come on, parents).23 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Jennifer Thorndyke👎🏻😡23 hours, 7 minutes ago

    Amy Kimbro BodleWhy must the few ruin it for everyone else? My son loves the Secret Garden!22 hours, 39 minutes ago

    Amber SickoThis is so sad. We loved the sunflowers!22 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Kimberly Kulers:(22 hours, 24 minutes ago

    Carolyn Roache HufnagleSad, either by accident or intent.22 hours, 2 minutes ago

    Chris BarnesWhat is wrong with people?!?22 hours, 1 minute ago

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    Mr Robert Elliott of Cypress Hall Farms will present growing edible mushrooms on February 15.

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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.