September 17, 2019
A garden wedding will put the “green” in Greensboro for couples looking to get married in this romantic, historic area. With a climate that produces flowers most of the year, finding a gorgeous garden to start your married life is easy in North Carolina. The hard part is whittling the garden venues down to one. Here are five stunning gardens perfect for a Greensboro-area wedding.
Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
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The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden is so popular with couples it has its own wedding garden, complete with the Chandler Wedding Gazebo. The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden is famous for its sculptures, the sensory garden, and the fabulous Lillian Livingston Daylily Garden. Imagine immortalizing your wedding with photos among daylily cultivars such as giggling glory and amethyst applique.
The Greensboro Arboretum is high on the list of places in Greensboro to visit, so naturally, it’s also a great wedding venue. Here you’ll find a rose garden, a butterfly garden, a rhododendron collection — and the Tanger Family Wedding Gazebo. You can also take your vows at the Blanche S. Benjamin Overlook. It features a panoramic view of the Arboretum — making an unforgettable moment even more breathtaking.
Bog Garden at Greensboro Park
The Bog Gardens at Greensboro Park is run by the city of Greensboro, like the Arboretum and the Bicentennial Garden. You’ll find natural wetlands here, a peaceful garden that celebrates the natural habitat and native species of North Carolina. If you and your future spouse are native North Carolinians or transplants who have fallen in love with the natural environment, the Bog Garden is a perfect venue. Just remember, on the application, you’ll have to mark “Other Location” and tell them where in the garden you hope to get married.
Imagine saying your vows on the Great Lawn of the Gateway Gardens. That’s just one location inside the Gateway Gardens open for weddings. You have a lot of choices here on this 11-acre verdant land that includes the children’s garden, the rain garden, and the edible garden. Coming soon: a Japanese garden and a wedding garden. The Gateway Gardens also offers a reception patio and a covered porch to couples getting married.
The Gardens at Gray Gables
The lush gardens at this historic venue just outside of Greensboro are indeed romantic — and the perfect way to celebrate your union. The house itself was built in 1898, but the Gardens at Gray Gables didn’t start hosting weddings until 2006. The spectacular flowers and gorgeous greenery are the ideal backdrops for your nuptials — and for your wedding photos. The icing on this wedding cake? You can book your own vendors.
Brides and grooms looking for a luxuriant, leafy setting for their wedding vows are in luck in the Greensboro area. Not only does the city of Greensboro operate several gardens that you can reserve for weddings, but private vendors have romantic locations that are certainly worth a look. It won’t be hard to find the abundant flowers and greenery of your wedding dreams.
The article was written by Kim Hess. Kim Hess is a nature lover and wedding planner who enjoys incorporating a hometown feel in the ceremonies and receptions she designs. She also enjoys tasting the food at venues around the country, so she can recommend the best wedding day feasts. (Hey, somebody’s gotta do it!) The article can be linked to Lawnstarter.
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