A few weeks ago we headed up to Greensboro with the purpose of checking out Wet n Wild Waterpark, but there is no way I could go to Greensboro without checking out some of the other things Greensboro had to offer!
On our way out of Greensboro, we decided to check out The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden – one of the three gardens that make up The Gardens of Greensboro.
“The gardens of Greensboro were created by Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. in partnership with the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department. While the gardens offer visual and sensory enjoyment, the impact goes beyond the surface of physical beauty. The gardens grow more trees and flowers – they nurture strong communities by contributing to education, environmental conservation, health, and recreation.”
I love gardens of any kind and Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden was no different. When we arrived and started walking through he garden, it was as if we were transplanted from the hustle and bustle of a city, into the center of a peaceful paradise. The garden is full of flowers and canopy trees so even though it was very hot outside that day, we had the shade of the beautiful big trees.
We saw people walking their dog, jogging, photographers trying to capture the innocence of children as well as the beauty of a bumble bee as it was trying to get it’s nectar. There was no sense of urgency while we walked, even Reece and Betsy were enjoying the beauty and wonder of the garden. Reece actually took my camera over to try and capture the beauty of the gardens.
The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
“Created in 1976 to commemorate our nation’s bicentennial, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden includes a variety of plantings from ground covers,shrubs, mass plantings of annuals and perennials, to flowering and canopy trees. “
The garden is divided into smaller gardens and even boasts some beautiful sculptures. This is definitely a garden I would visit again. They even have a Wedding Gazebo!
I must say though, this by far is my favorite picture – Reece the Birdman!
For more information on the Gardens of Greenboro visit Greensboro Beautiful.