Azalea Hill: About a quarter mile. Mostly flat, porous paved path. Holly Springs Garden includes some woodchip trails.
This section of the garden features much of our collection of non-native evergreen azaleas. Azalea Hill has a gentle slope, and winds around the upper part of the property. The path also serves as the entrance to the Holly Springs Legacy Garden.
Elisabeth’s Walk: Less than a quarter mile. Very steep, porous paved path.
Elisabeth’s Walk is named after the Arboretum’s own namesake, Elisabeth Jenkins. This section of the garden features many of our accredited rhododendron collections. Elisabeth’s Walk is a relatively steep path which curves down along the right side of the main path towards the pond and Stream Walk.
Jenkins Road: Less than a quarter mile. Very steep, paved path.
This boulevard through the garden features grand sweeps of woodland groundcovers under a lush oak canopy. This path provides the fastest – and steepest! – route down to the pond. Both Woodland Walk and Azalea Hill intersect and wind around this path.
Pond Walk: Less than a quarter mile. Porous paved path with steep sections at the beginning and end of the trail.
Pond walk features sweeping views of the open landscape along with glimpses of the hillside above. View deciduous conifers growing along the pond edge and keep your eyes open for turtles, frogs, and the occasional water snake!
Stream Walk: About a quarter mile. Mostly flat, porous paved path.
This section of the garden features the tributary to Trout Creek and the water-loving plants that grow along the streambank. Look for flowering witch hazels in winter, and magnolia blooms in summer.
Valley View Path: Less than a quarter mile. Steep, porous paved path.
This path offers spectacular views of the pond and surrounding gardens.
Woodland Walk: About a quarter mile. Gently sloping, porous paved path.
This section of the garden features plants native to the northeast region, as well as a collection of deciduous azaleas and rhododendrons. Woodland Walk is a gently sloping path which winds down from the Education Center to our Stream Walk and the pond.