Events in the Gardens

Greensboro Beautiful has developed a series of thematic events in Greensboro’s public gardens. These events were created in an effort to

  • attract more people and increase visitation to the gardens,

  • provide increased visibility for Greensboro Beautiful and its work in both the gardens and throughout the community,

  • utilize the gardens as event venues to showcase the richness of talent within our community and region.

Each event features local artists, musicians, horticulture and nature education, children's art and gardening activities, family games, food vendors, and fun for the whole family.
As a non-profit, volunteer organization, Greensboro Beautiful relies on private funding from businesses, individuals, and community organizations to support each of the garden events as well as its many other projects and programs in the community. The garden events are funded by private donations to Greensboro Beautiful from the community, with promotional support from 88.5 WFDD Public Radio for the Piedmont. Admission is free to all events. You can help ensure that these events continue and remain free. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available at each event. If you would like to help ensure that garden events continue for the enjoyment of our whole community, please click here to make a donation.

Upcoming Events

Each Sunday in June at 2 pm

Greensboro Beautiful has presented Parisian Promenade for many years in the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. But this year, like so many events everywhere, it was necessary to cancel Parisian Promenade in order to adhere to the governor’s guidelines prohibiting large public gatherings due to the COVID-19 virus. But we put our heads together to plan Parisian Promenade: The Home Edition -- a virtual event which brings the experience to you online each Sunday in June at 2 pm!
Each 30-minute episode will showcase special garden areas, feature a few of the excellent artists and wonderful performers, provide a way for you to participate in Garden Quest, a virtual scavenger hunt, and even provide a way to participate in a virtual Poodle Parade. Videos will be featured on Facebook, YouTube, and on our website. We invite you to join in, share your comments, and if you like what you see, please show your support.

This event is made possible in part by a generous gift from the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association and private donations from the community.

Check back soon for additional details!

Sunday, October 4, 2020 . 12-5 pm
Greensboro Arboretum
401 Ashland Drive

A juried art event featuring fifty artists from throughout the region. Also featuring entertainment on three stages, interactive art activities, Art Bark for dogs, honey bee exhibit, gardening activities for children, butterfly exhibit, Gardeners' Grove, face painting, hula hooping, two food courts, and beer and wine. Admission is FREE! Help ensure that this event continues and remains free. Please donate!

Calling All Artists!

Download Artist Application

Online Artist Application

Reserve your William Mangum print of the Greensboro Arboretum.