Q: Can I schedule a wedding service in the WRAL Azalea Gardens?
A: Yes, Capitol Broadcasting started allowing weddings again on April 2013. More information go to wedding reservations.
Q: Is there a cost for touring the garden?
A: No cost. The garden is free and open to the public.
Q: When can I visit the WRAL Azalea Gardens?
A: The garden is open year round from dawn until dusk.
Q: Does my group need to make reservations to visit?
A: No. Feel free to stop by the gardens anytime for a self-guided tour.
Q: Do I need a reservation to take photographs?
A: The WRAL Azalea Gardens are open to the public throughout the year from dawn until dusk. If you are interested in taking photographs in the garden, please feel free to do so anytime during daylight hours. Reservations are not required. The Gardens have several beautiful areas where photographs can be taken. Since the Gardens are open to the public, it is important to respect others who may be strolling through the garden, enjoying a picnic on a garden bench or taking photographs in front of the fountain.
Thank you for your consideration and please enjoy your next visit to the WRAL Azalea Gardens!
Q: Are food and beverage allowed?
A: Feel free to bring a picnic basket with food and drink to enjoy at one of the WRAL Gardens’ picnic tables, benches or spread out on the grass. However, no grilling is allowed due to fire hazard concerns. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited as well. Please carry out whatever you bring in, including all trash.
Q: Is smoking allowed?
A: No. Because of the threat fire poses to the foliage in the gardens, smoking is prohibited. One small blaze could wipe out the entire garden.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: No. Due to insurance liability reasons we cannot allow pets.
Q: How large are the grounds ?
A: The total area of the grounds encompasses 5 acres. The WRAL Azalea Gardens by itself is a total of 3/4 of an acre.
Q: Are there any rest areas?
A: Yes. There are many benches available throughout the garden. There are rest rooms open during peak blooming time in the spring.
Q: What is the best time to visit the WRAL Azalea Gardens?
A: Spring is the best time to visit.
Q: How many varieties of azaleas are there?
A: There are 45 different varieties. You can view a complete list of plants found in the gardens.
Q: Where can I park ?
A: Abundant parking is directly across from the gardens, is marked and is free.