Local Spotlight: Pitt County Arboretum

Pitt County Arboretum

Flourishing tomato plants, adorable succulents, and vibrant blossoms—some of us are just born with a green thumb. And others, well, aren’t exactly so lucky. Fortunately, Greenville, NC has a spot gardeners and less-than-gifted planters can both enjoy: the Pitt County Arboretum. Come see their beautiful blooms, season after season!

More on the Pitt County Arboretum

At the Pitt County Arboretum, you’ll find seven whole acres of natural beauty to explore. Not to mention, you can check out a wide variety of gardens. And if you don’t know where to start, they offer both guided and self-led walking tours.

Pro tip: Try and visit the Pitt County Arboretum throughout the seasons. Each time, you can take in a variety of different blooms, since their plants grow in all kinds of different seasonal climates.

All About the Gardens

Did you know that the Pitt County Arboretum website lists 14 gardens in total? You can pick your favorites—or you can walk through them all. Your options include:

  • A butterfly garden, filled with plants for our winged friends to pollinate;
  • A small fruit garden;
  • A walking garden, complete with a trail to traverse;
  • A vegetable garden;
  • A wet sites garden, which showcases plants that thrive in damp areas moistened by continual runoff;
  • An herb garden;
  • A fire hydrant garden (yes, that’s really the name!), which hosts succulents, grasses, and other low maintenance plants;
  • A wildflower garden;
  • A rose garden;
  • And more.

Scroll through the full list here!

Visiting Details

At the Pitt County Arboretum, admission is totally free! The Arboretum opens seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in April through October and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in November through March.

You can take a self-led tour any time! However, if you want to reserve a guided tour, schedule one by calling 252-902-1709.

Finally, you can find the Arboretum at 403 Government Circle in Greenville. If you need a landmark to look out for, the Arboretum sits around the Pitt County Agricultural Building.

Supporting the Pitt County Arboretum

Everyone deserves a refuge out in nature. The Pitt County Arboretum makes that goal a reality. So, if you ever feel moved to help out their mission, consider making a donation here. You can also purchase a membership. Additionally, they usually hold an Annual Plant Sale, though the past year has brought delays. Still, when they put on a new one, you can always pick out a plant or two of your own!


From an outing with the family, to an outdoor spot to catch up with friends, to a lovely date spot, everyone will enjoy time at the Pitt County Arboretum. Put on some sunscreen, fill up your water bottle, and give them a visit. Who knows—they may even show you how to make your plants thrive.

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