The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park, Greensboro

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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.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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  • The garden is tucked in behind a shopping center. As soon as you enter the woods, all the hubbub of commerce fades away. Nicely managed, serene, yet accessible to all. A healthy stand of bald cypress ...  more »
  • Great place to visit. Loved the wild life, especially the birds. Good place to walk amongst the cool of the trees and wild plants. Lovely lake with lots of turtles, fish and waders in it. Also it was ...  more »
  • Garden with paths and boardwalk and a creek makes for a pleasant stroll any time of day! It’s part of Greensboro’s city park system and efforts are now underway to remove some of the invasive plants a...  more »
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