Gardens & Grounds
A Storied Landscape
More than a century old, Reynolda’s Gardens and grounds were part of the original 1917 footprint for the Reynolda estate, which included a 16-acre, man-made lake, golf course, formal gardens, greenhouses, and woods. Although the landscape has changed over the years, many of its original structures and plans remain intact. Now, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University serves as a 134-acre outdoor horticultural oasis open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk. Revive your senses as you connect with nature and immerse yourself in this peaceful landscape complete with lush, colorful gardens, scenic walking trails, and a waterfall.
Louis L. Miller and Horatio R. Buckenham, who were partners in the landscape engineering firm, Buckenham and Miller, created a landscape plan for the estate and designed several important features between 1911 and 1913. Beginning in 1915, Thomas W. Sears made changes to the Buckenham and Miller plans and designed additional plantings.
Reynolda Gardens EventsSee full calendar
Sep 21, 2021, 12:30pm
Jimmy Speas will share best practices for growing dahlias.
Sep 23, 2021, 5:30pm
Visit the Olana State Historic Site and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
Sep 25, 2021, 8:00am
Shop a handpicked selection of native plants and staff favorites.
Sep 28, 2021, 12:30pm
Create representations of leaves using cement and a little imagination.
Oct 5, 2021, 12:30pm
Hoffman Nursery’s Shannon Currey will introduce you to plants that are not only aesthetically striking but terrific problem-solvers.
Oct 12, 2021, 12:30pm
Assistant Horticulturist Amy Dixon will share how reducing our footprint at home is easier than you think.