In 1998, Paul Ciener directed his sons to create "a world class Botanical Garden as fine as any in the state with a focus on educating children of all ages."
The garden he inspired, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, is located in Kernersville -- a historic town centrally located in the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro/High Point, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Since the Grand Opening of the first two permanent buildings and five gardens in April 2011, the Garden has been connecting people with plants from all over the world through tours, exhibits, and special events. The gardens themselves are open for public enjoyment free of charge from dawn to dusk 365 days a year.
Before coming to see us, take a look at our Interactive Map featuring many photo galleries of our numerous gardens. You can also learn about our history and find out why the Garden was built. Then come see us to experience the Garden yourself. Information about scheduled and self-guided tours can be found on this page.
The gardens are open free of charge from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
Guided tours are available. We encourage groups of 8 or more to call one week ahead for a guided tour. Self-guided tour information is available in our Welcome Center, Monday through Friday, 9am until 5pm.
Or just come see us.
Today, the Garden features 7 acres under development with 15 gardens showcasing 1300 different kinds of plants. With further support, 15 gardens are to come.