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A stroll through Greensboro's Tanger Bicentennial Gardens

The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden was created in 1976 to recognize and honor the 200th anniversary of the United States; the 7.5 acre site was previously overgrown floodplain

The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden was created in 1976 to recognize and honor the 200th anniversary of the United States; the 7.5 acre site was previously overgrown floodplain

I was super excited to see this hoot owl (barred owl) that looked just like a feather duster; I watched him for several minutes as his head would swivel left and right before he flew off

I was super excited to see this hoot owl (barred owl) that looked just like a feather duster; I watched him for several minutes as his head would swivel left and right before he flew off

Constructed in 2017, the Old Mill is reminiscent of a mill that David Caldwell operated on this site in the 1780's; it has a free-standing water wheel that works in conjunction with a re-circulating stream

Constructed in 2017, the Old Mill is reminiscent of a mill that David Caldwell operated on this site in the 1780's; it has a free-standing water wheel that works in conjunction with a re-circulating stream

The gardens are named after the Tanger family whose Greensboro company owns 32 shopping centers, mostly outlet malls, including locations in Texas City, Myrtle Beach and San Marcos

The gardens are named after the Tanger family whose Greensboro company owns 32 shopping centers, mostly outlet malls, including locations in Texas City, Myrtle Beach and San Marcos

The Alexander Mangum Memorial Garden features two benches, three sets of wind chimes, and a stone floor, bordered by large boulders and plantings; the garden is a popular venue for weddings

The Alexander Mangum Memorial Garden features two benches, three sets of wind chimes, and a stone floor, bordered by large boulders and plantings; the garden is a popular venue for weddings

The sculpture, The Student, is symbolic of a student who would have attended David Caldwell Log College on the adjacent property during the late 18th and early 19th centuries; Caldwell was an influential founder of Greensboro who died in 1824 at 99

The sculpture, The Student, is symbolic of a student who would have attended David Caldwell Log College on the adjacent property during the late 18th and early 19th centuries; Caldwell was an influential founder of Greensboro who died in 1824 at 99

I was elated to watch this busy little beaver working on his home; I wonder how they spend their time once their home is completed; it's great to see wildlife in the middle of the city

I was elated to watch this busy little beaver working on his home; I wonder how they spend their time once their home is completed; it's great to see wildlife in the middle of the city

The non-profit Greensboro Beautiful raises funds for the Gardens and, through a unique partnership with the City of Greensboro, staff is provided to implement new projects and manage upkeep

The non-profit Greensboro Beautiful raises funds for the Gardens and, through a unique partnership with the City of Greensboro, staff is provided to implement new projects and manage upkeep

The Lilllian Livingston Daylily Garden boasts hundreds of varieties of daylilies; despite the common name, daylilies are not in fact lilies at all

The Lilllian Livingston Daylily Garden boasts hundreds of varieties of daylilies; despite the common name, daylilies are not in fact lilies at all

This great blue heron is stalking his lunch in Benjamin Lake which is part of the Greensboro Bog Garden; these 7 acres of natural wetlands are adjacent to the premier shopping area in town with stores like Apple, REI and Whole Foods

This great blue heron is stalking his lunch in Benjamin Lake which is part of the Greensboro Bog Garden; these 7 acres of natural wetlands are adjacent to the premier shopping area in town with stores like Apple, REI and Whole Foods

Music Stand and Bench by Jim Gallucci was my favorite sculpture in the garden; I loved the idea of a young musician sitting here to practice while entertaining visitors

Music Stand and Bench by Jim Gallucci was my favorite sculpture in the garden; I loved the idea of a young musician sitting here to practice while entertaining visitors

The flowering dogwood lets North Carolinians known when spring has officially arrived; lawmakers named the dogwood as the state flower in 1941 and made the pine the state tree in 1963

The flowering dogwood lets North Carolinians known when spring has officially arrived; lawmakers named the dogwood as the state flower in 1941 and made the pine the state tree in 1963

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