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

Greensboro Beautiful Cancels Groovin' in the Garden

COVID-19 is impacting events in Greensboro, with many being cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. The Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department, our valued partner in all Greensboro Beautiful's garden events, has made a number of changes to its operations with respect to recommendations from local, state, and federal agencies. Some City staff, including that of the City Beautiful office - which provides administrative and other support to the projects and programs of Greensboro Beautiful - is either adhering to a reduced work schedule or working from home in an effort to limit in-person contact between individuals. Additionally, the City of Greensboro Special Events Office supports the recommendation from the CDC that gatherings of 10 or more should be cancelled for the next eight weeks - or until May 11. “This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus,” the CDC said.
For these reasons, Greensboro Beautiful is cancelling Groovin’ in the Garden, which had been scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at Gateway Gardens. We are very disappointed to do so, as we had exciting lineups planned for both stages at this year’s event, worked with Guilford County Schools to coordinate a recycled art exhibit, and had planned for a number of planting and gardening activities for kids. We were also looking forward to announcing the completion of the Visitor Center at Gateway Gardens, and to recognizing the Greensboro Beautiful volunteers and City staff who had worked diligently over the years to help make this happen. With the uncertainty of future recommendations which may be made with respect to protecting the health of our citizens, we determined that cancellation was the safest option.
Thank you for your understanding, and please check back for information on Parisian Promenade, scheduled for Sunday, June 7 in the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 . 12-5 pm
Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
1105 Hobbs Road

We'll recreate the sights, scenes, sounds and smells of a spring afternoon in Paris! Sidewalk artists, live music, children's activities, family games, sidewalk cafes and more are featured - all within the colorful backdrop of the garden in bloom. Admission is FREE!

Help ensure that this event continues and remains free. Please donate!

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!

Reserve your William Mangum print of the Greensboro Arboretum.