#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, is December 1st. 


At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings all of us together.  Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change.                            





Unfortunately, the non-profit sector, has been hit hard by this pandemic. Like others in our community that have been affected, our Garden does not take care of itself. All of the Garden’s indoor events such as weddings, birthday celebrations and Christmas parties have been forced to cancel. These events are a major source of income for the Garden and a crucial part of our annual budget.  The reality is that the Garden relies on its essential workers, volunteers and donors for its continued vitality and excellence. 


So, on this #GivingTuesday, please consider a gift to continue the Garden’s essential community driven programs, such as:   


  • Doubling our Spectacular Holiday Blooms display this holiday season and planning for our Spectacular Tulip Bloom display coming this spring, our gift to the community

  • Donating our vegetables to local food relief (4,900 pounds since 2015)   

  • Maintaining our garden as a place of escape and solitude so that our community can visit throughout the year

  • Focusing on our outdoor visitor experience by expanding the Woody Plant Collection & Wetland Garden, Discovery Garden and Japanese Garden vignettes

  • Partnering with the Kernersville Little Theatre to safely perform six plays this summer on our event lawn

  • Partnering with the Red Cross to host 13 blood drives so far this year collecting nearly 450 life-saving pints of blood


 From all of us at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, THANK YOU for your support on this #GivingTuesday and for every single day you help to enable our mission, “…inspire, enlighten and connect people of all ages to the world of plants, gardening and horticulture and to surprise visitors with our beauty and our scope.”


Since #GivingTuesday relies on the limitless potential of social media, please share, tag us, and use the hashtag #GivingTuesday with your friends. 





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!