Welcome to the Guilford Horticultural Society

Let’s Beautify Our Gardens Together!

This is the place to learn about plants and landscape design, meet new friends, and become a gardening wizard.

Sadly, one of the many changes post-Covid is the dissolution of the Guilford Horticulture Society.   Based on the majority of your responses to this change, the Guilford Horticulture Society, which started in 1983 as a service to all of Guilford County garden enthusiasts, is transitioning remaining funds to Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville, NC.  These funds are restricted to producing an annual symposium and we hope you will join us at that future event.  Please consider joining the Paul J. Ciener Garden as a member or volunteer to stay informed on the symposium and many other great garden speakers and events. 

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Monthly Meetings

Engaging professional speakers with educational presentations.

Plant Exchanges

Opportunity to obtain unique specimens and native plants. Discover new ways to enhance your landscaping.

Annual Symposium

Featuring prominent horticultural experts from across the country.

"Let us help you make your garden beautiful and green!"

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Garden Tours

Join us for private tours of the best public and private gardens around Greensboro and in Guilford County

Learn from Experts

Many of our members are experts on a variety of horticultural topics, knowledge they're happy to share.

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Garden Care

From vegetable gardening to bringing your own complex landscape to life, you'll get the help to make it happen.

What Our Members Say

Our members love to share why they enjoy being part of the society. Here's what they have to say:

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Melanie Martins

I attended the excellent and informative annual Horticulture Symposium (2018) where I learned so much about native plants from real experts! The beautiful visual presentations were accompanied by helpful printed materials so I could really pay attention to the speakers as I didn’t need to write a lot down.  It was a great use of a March Saturday and I learned many tips about gardening in North Carolina

Rachel Rees
Rachel Rees

What great people and what wonderful gardens!  The monthly meetings are a source of great information for making gardening easier and my yard more beautiful!

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Ellen Ashley

​Members of this group are among the best gardeners in Greensboro. I have learned so much from them and have so many unique and wonderful plants found at their biennial plant swaps. Always great speakers at the monthly meetings and the annual symposium. Whether you are a novice or seasoned gardener in the Triad, there is no better organization to join

Christina Larson
Christina Larson
I have learned so much from this group over the years – we have every level of gardening enthusiasts from beginners to experts, and there are no stupid questions ever! The monthly presentations are so informative, and many times the speakers will bring rare plants for sale. This and the plant swaps alone make membership a great value. The garden tours also get us into private gardens that help us appreciate each gardens’ uniqueness

Questions & Answers

Want to know more about the Guilford Horticultural Society? We've answered frequently asked questions below:

If you love gardening, there’s no better place to learn about what works best in the Piedmont Triad, knowledge which will save you $ and frustration. It’s also a great place to develop friendships with people who share common interests.

Membership costs $25 for an individual, $35 household family. Members also get discounts on our annual symposium. Student membership is available for $8.

Meetings are held at the Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC, at 7:15 pm on the third Monday of the month, starting in September. There is no meeting in December, and the January meeting is on an alternate Monday to accommodate the Martin Luther King holiday.

We also hold special events and programs at other locations. Check out our Programs page for details.

We welcome you to attend a meeting or two for free before joining.

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