Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a private nonprofit organization that was started in 1979. Due to decades of hard work, this garden consists of 60 acres of more than 4,000 azaleas, unusual plants, two lakes, a waterfall, a koi pond, several sculptures, and over 3 miles of walking trails. Beverly Knight, the founder of Azalea path, formerly worked as a UPS driver and became inspired by gardens she saw on her route. She began collecting plant samples from her customers and teamed up with a noted azalea hybridizer to help start her garden. Today, the path has been given distinctions such as the honor of hosting the national convention of the Azalea Society of America in 2011.
Hours vary season to season. General admission is $2 and guided tours are $4. For more information, visit the garden’s website: http://www.azaleapatharboretum.org/.