Wilson Gardens

Wilson Rose Garden
1800 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893 
The Wilson Rose Garden, an All America Rose Selections Public Garden, offers over 1100 rose plants, consisting of 165 varieties of various types ranging from historic old garden roses to modern hybrids, to David Austin's modern English roses. Included are 63 varieties of All American Rose Selections award winners, inducting the advanced releases of roses selected for the next calendar year, available only in MRS Public Gardens.

A picnic area adjoins the garden for your pleasure.

DIRECTIONS: From 1-95, take US 264 East to Ward Blvd. Turn left at stoplight on Ward Blvd. to Herring Avenue (NC Hwy 42 East). Turn Left at light and go 1 mile. Rose Garden on right in front of the City Operations plant.

Wilson Botanical Gardens
Wilson County Agricultural Building
1806 Goldsboro St
Wilson, NC 27893 
    Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset 
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 open from sunrise to sunset. The garden is located on the grounds of the Wilson County Agricultural Building. The garden has over 235 plant species and will continue to expand from the J. C. Raulston Arboretum Collection. Sponsored by the Wilson County Master Gardeners. The Children's Secret Garden is also located on this property featuring play areas, music court, dino dig, banana split sundae fountain and more. The STEM Garden is in the process of being completed on the same project. Two picnic areas are available. No admission charge.

Library Rose Garden
249 West Nash St
Wilson, NC 27893 
      Open Daily - Sunrise to Sunset 
Founded in 1987, the Library Rose Garden features 24 varieties of Hybrid Tea Roses. Many of the varieties were designated as "All American Rose Selections" or have received other significant awards. Eight beds contain over 120 plants providing a continuous blooming season from mid-April until November.