The Bog Garden is a nature preserve, botanical garden, and city park located at 1101 Hobbs Road, Greensboro, North Carolina. It is open daily; admission is free.For The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park and beyond, use our Greensboro trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Greensboro vacation.
Originally part of Starmount Farms, the land that comprises the park was donated to the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation department by the Starmount Company in 1987. A local primary care physician, Dr. Joe Christian, took interest in the area and worked with city staff, volunteers, and local nurseries to plan and rehabilitate the park into an example of a wetland environment using plants native to the area. In 2005, a 150-foot man-made waterfall was installed in the park, and dedicated in "Dr. Joe's" memory in 2007.
The garden features a bog and lake that may be viewed from a half-mile long elevated boardwalk. Its plants include indigenous vegetation, with individually labeled trees, shrubs, ferns, and bamboo, as well as wildflowers and wild roses. The site is also a haven for native and migratory birds.
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A great place to take little ones we loved the water fall !! Our little ones enjoyed the ducks and the creek and ponds!! The Bog garden was dry due to very hot weather we believed !! WE enjoyed not..... more »
This park is very nice. There are numerous trails to take from paved on level ground to some down dirt paths. There are stone steps in areas that are steep. We've been here twice with the grandkids... more »
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