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Greenway and Gardens

Greensboro Greenway

Greenways are defined as linear tracts of open space with the ability to connect people to destinations. These “corridors” usually parallel rivers or stream beds, but can also be found along abandoned railway lines or utility easements. Greenways enhance the overall quality of life in a community by promoting healthy activities, a clean environment, and potential economic benefits.

Along the greenway you’ll find a number of gardens that are perfect to sit down and relax or enjoy the scenery.

Lake Daniel Greenway

The closest greenway to O.Henry Hotel is the Lake Daniel Greenway.  Make a right out of the Suntrust Parking lot on to the sidewalk on Benjamin Parkway.  Continue for about .8 miles until you can jump on the greenway at Elam Ave.

Located in Lake Daniel Park, the Lake Daniel Greenway is a paved multi-use path that stretches two miles from West Friendly Avenue to Mendenhall Street, west to east, paralleling Benjamin Parkway most of the way. Exercise stations are situated along the path for a great workout. In addition, the park offers public tennis courts, a basketball court, and a children’s playground.

Atlantic & Yadkin

Distance From Hotel: 2.2 miles | About 15 minutes by bike

The Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway (A&Y), Greensboro’s only current Rail Trail, provides opportunities to catch a glimpse of nature as well as reach urban destinations. Spot common and migratory birds, including bald eagles, blue herons, egrets, ospreys, and several duck species as you travel through the watershed. Many native plants and wildflowers grow in the shadows of mixed hardwoods and pines along this abandoned railway also. Take a break at the H. Michael Weaver Bridge to enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Brandt. The A&Y provides a scenic alternative transportation route to Battleground Avenue for bicycle and pedestrian commuters. This greenway will encourage residents to travel via the greenway between businesses along the corridor.

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Greensboro Greenway

Greensboro Gardens

Greensboro gardens are open year-round and admission is free.

Garden Hours (unless stated otherwise)
May-August 8 AM – 8 PM
September-October, March-April 8 AM – 7 PM
November-February 8 AM – 5 PM

BOG GARDEN

Distance from hotel: 1.3 Miles
5 minutes by car | 8 minutes by bike
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This garden features an elevated boardwalk that meanders through 7 acres of natural wetlands. Stone pathways traverse a forested hillside, and visitors can enjoy the sounds of water at Serenity Falls – a re-circulating waterfall – while viewing the many varieties of plants, birds, and other wildlife inhabiting the area.

The garden is open year-round and admission is free.

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Serenity Falls at the Bog Garden

TANGER FAMILY BICENTENNIAL GARDEN

Distance from hotel: 1.6 Miles
5 minutes by car | 8 minutes by bike
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Known for its massive annual plantings and bronze sculpture, this 7.5-acre garden is a popular and relaxing retreat.

A Wedding Gazebo adds an air of elegance, a man-made re-circulating stream provides texture, movement and sound, and a Sensory Garden engages visitors in an interactive landscape experience. A variety of sculptures placed throughout the garden provides artistic and historic interest, and a Paver Plaza, located at the garden’s entrance, offers a way to lend your name to the garden.

Don’t miss the Old Mill that is reminiscent of a mill that David Caldwell operated on this site in the 1780’s. It has a free-standing water wheel that works in conjunction with a re-circulating stream.

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Tanger Bicentennial Garden in Greensboro NC

GREENSBORO ARBORETUM

Distance from hotel: 2.3 Miles
8 minutes by car | 14 minutes by bike
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This 17-acre site features 14 plant collections, special display gardens and distinct structural features. The extensive variety of plants offers rich educational opportunities for children and adults, landscape designers, and homeowners.

The R.R. Allen Family Butterfly Garden & Fountain is formed in the shape of two butterflies – each filled with colorful plants that attract butterflies. The garden’s design is especially striking when viewed from the Overlook.

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Butterfly Garden at Greensboro Arboretum

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