The twenty-seven acres of the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens offers you and your family beautiful walks and quality time spent together. These gardens feature a wide variety of plants for you to enjoy alone or with your family as you meander through the many different sections that are contained in the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens. Whether you are interested in plants, landscaping design, or simply like nature, you will find these gardens enjoyable.
The Sir Walter Raleigh Garden is more than an acre in size and was made to memorialize the Roanoke Island colony and the people who lived there. This formal English garden is actually several different mini gardens that you can visit, including the Sunken Garden, the Herb Garden, the Ceremonial Garden, the Holly Maze, and the Fountain Courtyard.
The Atkins Hillside Garden features a beautiful gazebo that is surrounded by many different species of plants for you to enjoy. This garden has a winding stream that flows over river rocks throughout the garden, as well as bridges, waterfalls, pools, and more. The gazebo at the Falls Overlook offers the perfect location for a quick rest while you look at the falls or for intimate outdoor lectures.
The Hackley Woodland Garden features many different shade loving and woodland plants. There are many different varieties of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, and other plants that you can enjoy. Other plants include astilbe, witchhazel, deciduous holly, hosta, and more. This shaded garden is the perfect spot for you and your family to take a long afternoon walk with its shaded environment.
If you like holly, you will want to visit the Ebersole Holly Garden. It includes the largest holly collection on the East Coast for you to enjoy. In this garden alone, there are 28 different varieties of holly and approximately 350 different cultivars.
The Succulent Garden includes a group of succulents that are normally found in the Southwestern part of the United States, but they love the North Carolina Sandhills region as well. The garden walls produce a microclimate that helps some of the more hardy plants to survive life in the North Carolina Sandhills region and the rocks that are used help to retain some of the heat from the sun, just as it happens in the desert.
The Desmond Native Wetland Trail Garden has a boardwalk that meanders through the garden that is a garden, bird sanctuary, and a nature conservancy. Included in this garden are those that are naturally found in the wetlands area, including pines, old poplars, and more.
Other gardens, including the Fruit and Vegetable Garden, The Conifer Garden, The Annual Garden, and The Rose Garden are also included in the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens for you to enjoy. You can enjoy any type of plant that you can imagine in this garden to allow you to spend an afternoon or a whole day.
Admission to the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens is free, which makes it a great choice for anyone. Open from daylight to dark, year round, means that you will be able to enjoy the plants any time of the year that you are in the Pinehurst, North Carolina area. Visit the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens today!