PINEHURST ARBORETUM – PINEHURST, NC
The Pinehurst Arboretum provides a green space for passive recreation and learning, gardens for picnics or weddings, walking excursions or just learning about nature. An arboretum was perfectly in keeping with Frederick Law Olmsted’s original horticultural vision for the village of Pinehurst.
The Arboretum includes a network of broad footpaths linking four primary areas — the Magnolia Garden, Meadow, a new Woodland Garden, and a unique longleaf pine savanna. Highlighted structures include the dramatic Magnolia Garden entrance, three beautiful wooden bridges, The Overlook, Point Pavilion, and a spectacular Pergola Garden funded by the Meyer Family Foundation and members of the Forest Creek Golf Club.
Since work began almost a decade ago, in addition to the hundreds of native trees and shrubs that previously existed on the site, more than 300 additional trees have been planted, 2,500 longleaf seedlings, 100 large shrubs, 475 medium bulbs, and over 700 small shrubs, perennials, and grasses.