Skip to Main Content

Carowinds

Skip to Next Section

Behind the Scenes at Carowinds: Landscaping

Lisa Stryker

Director of Communications

Here's a look into how we bring the beauty of nature to Carowinds for you to enjoy.

Carowinds is like a small city. We have auto mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and a host of others who keep the park running. We also have a small team of landscaping experts to keep the park green, shady and lush. Most of our flowers and decorative plants start their lives in our onsite greenhouse.

Rows of seedlings line the greenhouse each spring.

We grow 85% of our summer annuals from seed. Flower choices are made based on what best complements each area of the park and what will thrive in each section. 

These Heliotrope plants will add beauty and fragrance to the park this summer.

"We develop warm and cool color palettes based on what best suits the theming," said landscape specialist Jill Price. "I also like to look for fragrant varieties."

More than 75,000 plants pass through the greenhouse each season.

Price, who has worked at Carowinds for more than 20 years, says her best advice for home gardeners is to choose plants carefully. "Select the right plant for the right place," she said. "Consider how much sun and moisture each plant needs or can tolerate before you plant it. You'll have much greater success that way."

Carowinds' landscape specialist Jill Price being interviewed in the greenhouse.

Learn more about how the landscaping team keeps the park beautiful and lush all season in this Wilson's World interview on WCCB Charlotte.

Related Topics:

Share This

Lisa Stryker

Director of Communications

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

WinterFest Wonderland Parade Sneak Peek

WinterFest, the Carolinas' premier family holiday event, is even more exciting this year as we introduce the Wonderland Parade. Here's a special sneak peek at the design of each festive float.
Read More

Parents' Guide to PEANUTS Celebration

Our all-new PEANUTS Celebration is right around the corner! Let us walk you through what to expect at this exciting family event.
Read More

Make Your Own Charlie Brown Costume

Carowinds' inaugural PEANUTS Celebration is almost here! To make sure you're prepared, we've created a step-by-step guide to help you make your own Charlie Brown costume.
Read More

SCarowinds Scares Scavenger Hunt

We've placed special scares throughout our scream park. As you wander through the fog wary of lurking monsters be sure to keep an eye out for them. Can you find them all? 
Read More

The Insider's Guide to SCarowinds

SCarowinds is in full swing, and as the 31st approaches the Halloween event becomes more popular. With that in mind, we racked the brains of our SCarowinds experts for the best tips and tricks to make the most of your trip!
Read More

The Scaredy Cat's Guide to SCarowinds

SCarowinds is one of the most fun times of the year at our park! But what if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of SCarowinds without being scared? We've got just the guide for you.
Read More

Parents' Guide to Great Pumpkin Fest in Charlotte, NC

Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means: it's SCarowinds season. But what about Halloween fun that's suitable for little ghosts and goblins? Join us for Great Pumpkin Fest - now bigger and better than ever! Let us take you through what to expect at this fall-tastic event.
Read More

SCarowinds Survival Guide 2019

Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means: SCarowinds is upon us! Opening on Friday the 13th (spooky!), our 2019 Scarowinds season is sure to scare up a good time with returning fan-favorite haunted attractions as well as three new shows and three new scare zones. To make sure you're prepared for all the fear and fright, we've created a guide to help you survive the night.
Read More

Top 7 Coaster Hair Don't Care Photos - National Roller Coaster Day 2019

One of the most exciting days for Carowinds is August 16 - National Roller Coaster Day. It's a day filled with guests taking selfies in front of their favorite coasters, fans across the nation debating which ride takes the top spot, and all of us enjoying the rides that we love.
Read More

The Carowinds Guide to the Belk College Football Kickoff

For just one day this week, Carowinds won’t be the sole place “Where the Carolinas Come Together.” As the 2019-2020 college football season kicks off over Labor Day weekend, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks in the Belk College Kickoff Game, just up the road at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Read More