Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden

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Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
Metal, square plaque mounted on a stone structure with the words "Bicentennial Garden, a gift to the City & Citizens of Greensboro, by Greensboro Beautiful, Inc.
Bicentennial Garden Plaque
Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Opened 1976
Operated by Greensboro Parks and Recreation
Website http://www.greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/bicentennial_garden.php

The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden is a historical garden and visitor center located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was created in 1976 to recognize and honor the 200th anniversary of the United States (its bicentennial). The garden features a man-made circulating stream, a wedding gazebo, and a variety of artistic and historical sculptures. Throughout, many different plants and shrubs decorate the landscape including annuals, perennials, flowering trees, and canopy trees.[1] Greensboro Beautiful is a non-profit organization that raises funds for the garden,[2] while the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department oversees the events offered.[3]

Events[edit]

The gazebo on garden grounds is a popular site for weddings[2] and other events. Located in the center of the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, the gazebo can accommodate up to 100 people.[3]

On August 17, 2010, roughly $8,000 dollars worth of copper roofing was stolen from the gazebo and kiosk. The theft was discovered the following morning at 7:30 by garden staff.[2]

Gallery[edit]

"On the Fence" plaque
The Tanger family bridge plaque and bridge
"The Student" plaque
Rachel Caldwell and David Caldwell (for whom the Caldwell Academy was named) plaques, the two are located adjacent to each other in the garden
Sundial plaque
Charles and Rebecca Myers Memorial Garden plaque and garden

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden". Greensboro Beautiful. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b c Seals, Ryan (2010-08-19). "Copper roofing stolen from Bicentennial Garden". News and Recorder, Greensboro, N.C. News and Recorder. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Outdoor Weddings" (PDF). Greensboro Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 

Coordinates: 36°05′34″N 79°50′30″W / 36.0929°N 79.8416°W / 36.0929; -79.8416