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Peirce’s Woods

This seven-acre oasis is a year-round woodland Garden that showcases the most ornamental characteristics of the eastern deciduous forest.

Mighty oaks, ashes, maples, and tulip-trees tower over flowering understory trees. Beautifully designed and highly orchestrated, this Garden peaks in the spring when waves of native shrubs and ground covers put on a spectacular show, and again in the fall when the woods fill with color.

Senior Horticulturist Pandora Young shares some of her favorite plants in glorious spring bloom.

History of this Garden

Carved out of the larger Peirce’s Park, this seven-acre area was gradually designed and planted throughout the 1990s. The area also includes 10,000 plants that were rescued from the North Carolina mountains prior to impending highway construction. 

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