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Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
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I've been a member for many years, visit often and never get tired of hiking the grounds. It is peaceful and beautiful. The two exhibit centers routinely offer educational opportunities that are often child friendly, but still appealing to a senior citizen. On one visit...More
I joined as a member this past spring and have since enjoyed the Bonsai exhibition and numerous hikes. I already have purchased tickets for the upcoming Christmas lights in December. The hikes are nice with easy strolls, creeks, and more to see and enjoy.
We ended up going here because you can’t just purchase a garden ticket for Biltmore. It worked out well, very large arboretum with nice easy hiking trails around the manicured garden areas. Dog friendly. $14.00 a car load.
The Bonsai Exhibition Garden is truly something to see. Plus, on this particular weekend there was a Bonsai exhibit taking place in the Baker Exhibit Center and the Education Center. We really enjoyed hiking the foot paths of the Bent Creek Trail and the Carolina...More
Amazing bonsai garden along with a fabulous array of native and domesticated plants. The native azalea conservatory is very special. Great formal gardens. Wonderful walking paths. We always include the Arboretum on our Asheville itinerary.
We found it to be a perfect place to take our dog! Only issue is that you'll need two adults if you plan to go inside any of the buildings: 1 to stay with your dog, 1 to go inside. We also had difficulty finding water for... More
We found it to be a perfect place to take our dog! Only issue is that you'll need two adults if you plan to go inside any of the buildings: 1 to stay with your dog, 1 to go inside. We also had difficulty finding water for our dog, so plan to bring a water bottle and portable water dish!