Phone Number: 919-515-3132
Type of Garden: Arboretum
Notes: A nationally acclaimed 10 acre garden with one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. As part of the NC State University’s Department of Horticultural Science, plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes. Plant collections include over 5,000 total taxa of annuals, perennials, bulbs, vines, ground covers, shrubs, and trees from over 50 different countries. Important plant collections include Acer (maple), Aesculus (buckeye), Buxus (boxwood), Cercis (redbud), Ilex(holly), Lindera (spicebush) Magnolia (magnolia), Quercus (oak), Styracaceae (silverbell family), Viburnum (viburnum), and conifers (pines, arborvitae, cypress, etc). Gardens displays include: A. E. Finley Foundation Rooftop Terrace, Asian Valley, Butterfly Garden, Color Trials, Elm Circle, Finley-Nottingham Rose Garden, Geophyte Border, Japanese Garden, Klein-Pringle White Garden, Lath House, Mixed Border, Model Gardens, Paradise Garden, Perennial Border, Scree Garden, Southall Memorial Garden, Winter Garden, Xeric Garden. Free and open to the public 365 days each year from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (April through October) and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (November through March).