Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University

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Learning At Reynolda Gardens

The 129 acres that comprise Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University were once at the center of Reynolda, the early twentieth century estate of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Reynolds and included a lake, a golf course, formal gardens, greenhouses, and woods. Although many changes have occurred to the landscape over the past century, this preserve serves as a learning center for topics related to horticulture, environmental sciences, and landscape history.

Programs for Schools

Science based, seasonally oriented field trips that are aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards are offered for grades kindergarten through five. Publications and other resources are available for teachers.

Public Programs

The public is invited to participate in a wide variety of learning experiences, including classes, workshops, summer camps, and special events.


Wake Forest students and faculty engage in research throughout the preserve. The Forsyth County Audubon Society, the Carolina Butterfly Society, and citizen scientists contribute to scientific records.

Nonformal Learning

Garden and greenhouse plants are labeled, and gardeners are often available to answer questions in the garden. A monthly e-letter and a Facebook page provide current information on current highlights. Reynolda Gardens is part of the NC Birding Trail.

Visitors can also access the “Reynolda Revealed” App for a guided tour of the Gardens, Reynolda House, and Reynolda Village. You can download the app on the App Store and Google Play.