The Wilson Botanical Gardens (WBG) were designed to showcase the diversity of plant material that can be used in the home landscape, and to educate and entertain visitors with youth and adult programs. It includes an extensive tree collection, turf grass demonstration plots, perennial beds, and an exhibit of native plants.

In preparation for our spectacular Wilson Winter Lights event, the Children's Secret Garden, Heritage and STEM Garden will be closed starting November 1 but enjoy the fall weather in our other garden areas.

Join us for this year's expanded Wilson Winter Lights at the Wilson Botanical Gardens. Enjoy thousands of dazzling lights, themed holiday gardens, music and light show, and much more. Encounter something spectacular around each corner. Read all about the Wilson Winter Lights Event HERE

  • garden admission

    Free. Always.

    Tours: Contact the Wilson Botanical Gardens at (252) 237-0113

  • garden volunteers

    Wilson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.

    The WBG is maintained by the Wilson County Extension Master Gardeners (WCEMG). The WCEMG are available to answer gardening questions, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm by phone at (252) 237-0113 or by email.

  • garden amenities


    Picnic tables are available.
    Restrooms are available Monday-Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.
    Pet owners: We are sorry, but NO PETS are allowed (except service animals).

  • garden geocache


    WBG is a Geocache site!
    for more info.


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    Tonight's Wilson Winter Lights has been cancelled due to rain. A big thank you to everyone who has supported our event. Come visit us at the Wilson Botanical Gardens and stay tuned for many more fun ...

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    Tonight, Sunday, December 4 is the last scheduled day of Wilson Winter Lights. We may have to cancel or close early due to rain. We will make a decision at 3 pm if the event will be canceled. Pleas...

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    Sue Pierce HollandWe're still on 😊14 hours, 6 minutes ago

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    Join us this weekend December 3 or 4 from 6-9 PM for Wilson Winter Lights. Over a dozen garden areas are decorated with traditional, festive and botanical themed lights and features. Don't miss 'Dazzl...

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    Stephanie GarnerTerri Sauls18 hours, 38 minutes ago

    Terri SaulsThank you!18 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Stephanie GarnerLooks like tonight may possibly be last night though? Not sure18 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Terri SaulsIs it free18 hours, 11 minutes ago

    Wilson Botanical Gardens$5,13 and up; $3, 12 and under18 hours, 9 minutes ago

    Stephanie GarnerIts 5 for adult and 3 for kids.18 hours, 9 minutes ago

    Terri SaulsLooks like we can't go. We don't get paid till next Friday and I have 5 kids all 12 and older and 2 adults. Wished I'd known sooner so I could have saved18 hours, 6 minutes ago

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    your support

    • Membership is a wonderful way to support the Wilson Botanical Gardens and receive advanced notice to it's many events throughout the year. Membership also provides discounts at local garden centers. Joining the Wilson Botanical Gardens is an investment in yourself and the future of horticulture in North Carolina and beyond. Sponsorship and contributing volunteer time are other ways to show support to the garden.

    • Sponsorship Opportunities

      Become a member of the Friends of the Wilson Botanical Gardens and show your support of the plants and programs.

      Membership levels:

      • $25 - Individual
      • $40 - Family
      • $100-$500 - Sponsor
      • $500-$1,000 - Patron
      • $1,000-$9,999 - Benefactor
      • $10,000-up - Angel

      To become a member please send your name, address, city, state, zip, telephone, email address, and make checks payable to:

      Wilson Botanical Gardens
      1806 SW Goldsboro Street
      Wilson , NC 27893

    • Other sponsorship opportunities:

      • $200 - To have a tree planted with a commemorative plaque in honor / memory of a loved one
      • Funding for artwork, commemorative benches and gardens contact Cyndi Lauderdale at 252.237.0113 or cklauder@ncsu.edu.