There are thirteen individual gardens within the boundaries of the Brunswick County Botanical Garden, and each is maintained by a team of Extension Master Gardeners. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour and enjoy the gardens at their leisure.

If you park in the gravel parking lot the first area you will see is our Welcome Garden. It displays a variety of shrubs including the Chaste Tree, American Beautyberry, Limelight Hydrangeas and flowering perennials.

Visitors have the opportunity to learn about caring for Roses in our Coastal Plain in the Rose Garden which contains over 50 varieties of roses in all shapes and sizes.

See the Azalea Garden display of a number of ever blooming Azaleas, a mainstay in southern gardens for many years.

Enjoy a cool spot to relax under in the Live Oak Garden, while appreciating many examples of Southern Living® plants including Camellias, Hydrangeas, and Ferns.

You will surely see and hear bees, butterflies and hummingbirds when you walk through the Pollinator Garden.  Learn about the plants you can add to your own gardens that are deer resistant and thrive in our hot and humid Zone 8.

See what’s growing in the Edibles Garden and get ideas on how you can integrate vegetables into your home landscaping. When in season be sure to check out the Spaghetti Patch!

The sound of our Waterfall provides a soothing background as you walk through the Reflection Garden. Newly planted Japanese maples enhance the garden’s peacefulness.

If shade is a problem in your garden visit the Shady Native Garden. It’s full of ideas for the areas in your garden that lack our constant coastal sunshine.

The Discovery Garden provides a place for young and old alike to explore and learn. It will excite and encourage any new gardener.

Walking through the Fragrance Garden you will enjoy some wonderful seasonal scents growing around a formal obelisk on a stone path.

The Celebration Garden, a garden of white florals against a dark backdrop of evergreens, is a space with benches developed to provide a venue for small gatherings such as weddings, vow renewals and celebrations of life.

You can’t miss the Rain Garden which offers a prototype planting for those areas in your yards that are wet or slow to drain.

Close by is the Sunny Native Garden where you can see examples of North Carolina natives including Cone Flowers, Phlox, Goldenrod, Boneset, and more.

The Extension Master Gardener teams are proud of their gardens and welcome the opportunity to provide more information. Financial support for the gardens comes from public donations, many derived from the Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener program called House Calls. Additional information is available through the Extension Office at 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NC. 910-253-2610.