Visitors are invited to explore the gardens and grounds during daylight hours year-round and learn at their own pace. The greenhouses are open free of charge Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm except on Saturdays during July and January and during the Wake Forest University winter holiday.
Plants in the Conservatory are labeled with name and region of origin. Palms, orchids, carnivorous, and succulent plants, including cactus, are featured.
The Greenhouse Gardens, designed in 1917, contain original plant varieties or close substitutes. Plantings include Early Modern Roses, perennials, groundcovers, annuals, flowering shrubs, and specimen trees. The Fruit, Cut Flower, and Nicer Vegetable Garden, designed in 1921, displays both old and new varieties of plants and showcases horticultural techniques and design ideas for the home gardener. Plantings include spring, summer, and fall vegetable gardens; a Children’s Garden; two Cottage Gardens; perennial borders; annual beds; herb gardens; and a mixed rose garden. Plants are labeled in one or more places where they appear in the gardens, and visitors are invited to ask questions of horticulturists at work in the gardens.
Wetland, Woods, and Natural Areas, Golf Links Meadow
Signage explains points of interest, including the Golf Links Meadow and the Lake Katharine Wetland. Forsyth County Audubon Society leads walks on the trails.
Families and individuals are invited to use materials designed for school programs.
The Gardener’s Journal, a publication produced by Reynolda Gardens staff for Friends of Reynolda Gardens, contains articles on plants, gardening, landscape history, and environmental issues.