The Wilson Botanical Gardens & The Children’s Secret Garden invite you and your family to stroll among the beautiful plants that thrive in this area. This public garden was designed for the enjoyment and education of gardeners of all ages. Come explore the native and heritage plants, hosta, day lilies, ornamental grasses, culinary and medicinal herbs, trees, turf grass, water features and garden art.

The Garden was started in 1997 as a resource to educate visitors on the diversity of plant material that can be used in landscaping residential property. The Garden is comprised of a tree collection, five different turf grass species evaluation, bird and butterfly gardens along with display gardens. In spring of 2002 extensive planting included a perennial border, daylily and hosta collections. The Garden is located on the grounds of the Wilson County Agricultural Building. The Garden has 235+ plant species and will continue to expand from the J. C. Raulston Arboretum Collection. It is sponsored by the Wilson County Master Gardeners.

The Children’s Secret Garden is also located on this property and is full of lush plants with bold foliage and delightful flowers for children of all ages. The Children’s garden has several playful areas including raining sunflowers, garden tunnel, music court, dino dig, banana split sundae fountain and more.

Two picnic areas are available.

No admission charge.

Hours: Open daily sunrise to sunset.

Wilson County Agricultural Building
1806 Goldsboro Street SW
Wilson, NC 27893

View Website