Wilson Winter Lights held at the Wilson Botanical Gardens (1806 SW Goldsboro Street, 252-237- 0113) for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, has been cancelled for Friday, December 8, 2017. Due to the wet weather our ground fault electric receptacles tend to trip the circuit breakers and we want our visitors to enjoy ALL the lights! We will be up and running on Saturday (hopefully – check Facebook for details) and Sunday, December 9 and 10. Open 6 to 9 pm. Tickets $5 for Adults and 12 and under $3. We have also added Monday, December 11 from 6-9 pm and Santa will be waiting for all boys and girls to visit! Come see what everyone is talking about!

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.

  • 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.


latest from Facebook

Congrats to Michael A., our 500th visitor tonight. Come join us tomorrow, Monday, for our last night. We will be open 6 to 9. Last ticket sold at 8:45.

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Actually, I think we’re running it Monday night too to make up for the bad weather - unless I missed something.

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Good things do come in large packages! Come see #wilsonwinterlights tonight and Monday, December 11. Don't let this "good thing" pass you by. Hours are 6 to 9 pm. Last ticket is sold at 8:45 pm.

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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.
    2018 Membership Application

  • 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.