Elementary Educational Programs

The Garden offers a variety of school and youth programs throughout the year. We also offer a field trip program that meets the North Carolina curriculum science requirements.  Tour our Xeric Scree Garden (desert-loving plants) and our Tropical Garden and learn how these non-native plants can adapt to our North Carolina environment.  Visit our Kitchen Garden where students will have an opportunity to touch and feel plants and vegetables while learning some basic nutrition facts.  Harvest and sample fruits and vegetables growing in our raised beds   Learn the life cycle of a seed  and take home a seed kit. 


Can't come to the Garden?  We can come to your school!  Our Garden Staff will arrive at your school prepared to replicate the experience your students would receive on an actual visit to the Garden with our virtual video tour, lesson plan and hands-on activities for a true experiential interactive learning opportunity.  

For more information about our school programs or to schedule a tour for your students, contact

Toni Hays at tonihays@pjcbg.org or 336-996-7888.


Welcome to our Garden!

215 South Main Street

Kernersville, NC   27284 



Garden Open Daily Dawn until Dusk

Welcome Center and Office Hours 

Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Gift Shop Hours 

Tuesday-Friday; 10:00 am-4:00 pm

While visiting, please . . . 


  • Respect our plants and remain on paths.

  • Keep your children in sight.

  • Pets are not allowed.  Service animals are always welcome.

  • No Smoking.  Keep our Garden smoke and tobacco free.  Tobacco is a threat to our plants.  Discarded cigarettes can cause mulch fires in our garden beds. 

  • Photography is always welcome but should not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests.  Professional photographers, please contact the office to coordinate your visit.

  • Artists are always welcome.  Please contact our office to coordinate your visit.  

  • Please follow any requests made by our Garden staff.

  • Visit the Garden often and please leave the Garden as you found it!