Nestled along the banks of Bent Creek and easily reached from the main gardens, the National Native Azalea Collection is a woodland garden with azaleas representing every species native to the US, along with many natural hybrids and selections. In late spring and early summer the garden is a diverse and eye-catching composition of color, form, and fragrance set among native ferns, wild-flowers, shrubs and trees. During other times of the year the sky opens above the canopy and the natural architecture of the rock out-croppings is revealed. Be sure to explore the various trails throughout the garden.
This collection was accredited by the Plant Collections Network in 1995 and consists of 19 taxa.