GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Nestled beneath the trees on Summit Avenue, north of downtown Greensboro, is a park you might have never even known existed.
Cove Creek Gardens promotes the art of horticulture and demonstrates the conservation of native plants and water.
Acting co-director Julia Blizin has been a life-long gardener and says education is another huge component of the garden.
Thanks to a partnership with UNCG and North Carolina A&T, students get valuable experience they couldn't get in a classroom.
Students get the opportunity to forgo the books and get hands-on experience in the field.
Through their hard work, some 600 visitors get to enjoy the gardens each year.
Cove Creek Gardens is a non-profit that started in 2004 and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has been a supporter from the very beginning.