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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  • October 2, 2017
    We usually have our family portraits take here. Nice and quite place with wonderful plants, birds and wildlife. Its very easy to get too and hard to believe your in the middle of Greensboro.  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    When visiting the Friendly Center in Greensboro, I like to allow time to go to Bog Garden, located directly behind Harris Teeter grocery. No need to drive, just leave the car in the shopping center pa...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    Immediately across Hobbs Road from the Tanner Bicentennial Garden(park at Tanner and walk to Bog)is this naturalistic, peaceful area with an elevated walkway through shaded woodlands and manicured pat...  more »

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