Gardens & Grounds
Trails and Outdoor Spaces
Stretch your legs and lace up your sneakers! Our grounds have more than two miles of trails, wetlands, paved pathways, thick woodlands, and an expansive meadow for visitors to explore and enjoy. Don’t skip the waterfall, located along the Reynolda Village trail. Dogs are welcome on the grounds of Reynolda everywhere except the Formal Gardens, but must be leashed.
Lake Katharine Wetland and the Boathouse
Lake Katharine was the most prominent feature of the Reynolda landscape when the Reynolds family moved into their bungalow in 1917. The man-made, 16-acre lake was dredged up for the first time in 1924—11 years after its creation. In the 1950s, runoff from the construction of the University of Wake Forest’s new Winston-Salem campus filled the lake again. Today, the area serves as valuable wetlands and a natural history classroom.
Built before January 1913, the boathouse designed by Charles Barton Keen still stands and serves as the Boathouse Education Center for children’s educational programs.
For the CuriousFull Calendar
Join us for a guided conversation through The Voyage of Life.
Homeschool students and teachers are invited to visit the estate for art and history-based learning.
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 3, 2021, 2:00pm
Participants will build their own animal masks from prepared templates or their 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.