The Wilson Botanical Gardens (WBG) were designed to showcase the diversity of plant material that can be used in the home landscape, and to educate and entertain visitors with youth and adult programs. It includes an extensive tree collection, turf grass demonstration plots, perennial beds, and an exhibit of native plants.

  • garden admission

    Free. Always.

    Tours: Contact the Wilson Botanical Gardens at (252) 237-0113

  • garden volunteers

    Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.

    The WBG is maintained by the Wilson County Extension Master Gardeners (WCEMG). The WCEMG are available to answer gardening questions, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm by phone at (252) 237-0113 or by email.

  • garden amenities


    Picnic tables are available.
    Restrooms are available Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.
    Pet owners: We are sorry, but NO PETS are allowed (except service animals).

  • garden geocache


    WBG is a Geocache site!
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    Did you know that many of the worker bees at our Gardens are Master Gardeners? These valuable volunteers also work in the community educating children and adults about "all things plants". Have you ...

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    Thank you to all our sponsors that made Wilson Winter Lights possible. Everyone who came enjoyed the event and it wouldn't be possible without our community sponsors!

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    Julie Ann HaasIt was a LOVELY event - thank you to EVERYONE who put in so much work and made it possible!!1 day ago

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    Our Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana) is a favorite plant in the garden. People ask about it all the time! It’s easy to care for, evergreen, and has edible flowers and fruit. Our fruit ripened ove...

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    Ficus NewtonWe ate some this year-- delicious.2 days, 13 hours ago

    Sue Pierce HollandI know where the bush is - how do you know they are ripe? Color change ?2 days, 12 hours ago

    Linda MayIt has such a beautiful flower!2 days, 11 hours ago

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    your support

    • Membership is a wonderful way to support the Wilson Botanical Gardens and receive advanced notice to it's many events throughout the year. Membership also provides discounts at local garden centers. Joining the Wilson Botanical Gardens is an investment in yourself and the future of horticulture in North Carolina and beyond. Sponsorship and contributing volunteer time are other ways to show support to the garden.

    • Sponsorship Opportunities

      Become a member of the Friends of the Wilson Botanical Gardens and show your support of the plants and programs.

      Membership levels:

      • $25 - Individual
      • $40 - Family
      • $100-$500 - Sponsor
      • $500-$1,000 - Patron
      • $1,000-$9,999 - Benefactor
      • $10,000-up - Angel

      To become a member please send your name, address, city, state, zip, telephone, email address, and make checks payable to:

      Wilson Botanical Gardens
      1806 SW Goldsboro Street
      Wilson , NC 27893

    • Other sponsorship opportunities:

      • $200 - To have a tree planted with a commemorative plaque in honor / memory of a loved one
      • Funding for artwork, commemorative benches and gardens contact Cyndi Lauderdale at 252.237.0113 or cklauder@ncsu.edu.