While locals and repeat visitors have their favorite locations within the arboretum, these are a few gardens that you simply must see.
Crape Myrtle Allee
The first thing you'll see when you walk through the main gate is this lush lane of crape myrtle trees. Forming a natural awning over the main entrance walkway, the trees of the Allee are stunning no matter what time of year you visit.
McCasland Sunken Garden
One of many places to find quiet solitude throughout the arboretum, the sunken garden features a tranquil fountain, lush green lawn and a central aisle lined with Italian jardinières.
Margaret Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden
Home to more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas, plus daffodils, tulips and pansies, the Color Garden covers 6.5 acres. The vibrant garden is best seen in spring and summer - but is beautiful year-round.
Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill
Designed to promote peace and tranquility, the Red Maple Rill is best experienced through a slow walk so you have the opportunity to hear the sounds of the numerous waterfalls and see the more than 80 varieties of Japanese Maples.
With more than 200 Hybrid Tea Roses of 16 different varieties, the Rose Garden is one of the most beautiful and aromatic gardens in the Arboretum. Best visited in October when the roses are in bloom, the Rose Garden is part of the larger DeGolyer Gardens.
Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden
Designed to connect children with nature, the Adventure Garden is an educational experience which teach younger guests about life and Earth sciences.
A Tasteful Place
One of the newest additions to the Arboretum, this 3.5-acre garden, pavilion and kitchen focuses on growing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. Enjoy free tastings made with seasonal produce three times daily.
For a full list of the Arboretum's gardens, check here.