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The North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
+1 828-665-2492
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Peaceful and beautiful

The Arboretum has a great mix of formal gardens (the Bonsai Exhibit is not to be missed) and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Beautiful Gardens

The Arboretum is a wonderful and peaceful space in Asheville to enjoy some quiet and scenery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff C
Ossining, New York
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bonsai exhibit” (183 reviews)
“quilt garden” (83 reviews)
“parking fee” (66 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
+1 828-665-2492
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Arboretum has a great mix of formal gardens (the Bonsai Exhibit is not to be missed) and natural walking trails that take you into the surrounding Pisgah National Forest. Take your time and enjoy everything they have to offer.

Thank cw00ly
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arboretum is a wonderful and peaceful space in Asheville to enjoy some quiet and scenery. Definitely worth the few hours it takes to visit!

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice place to go for a hike. Their gardens are really well kept, the bonsai area well done. We did not see many butterflies but we will keep trying. Their membership price is reasonable

Thank Marcela J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! So much to see. The grounds are pristine. On a cool day, it's a little slice of heaven.

Thank Chloe S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love the natural beauty of these mountains and flowers you will enjoy this visit. There are miles of hiking trails. You can swim in the river at the bottom of the hill. There is alot of shade, a bonsai garden, and hours of...More

Thank Sheilaallen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a landscape designer and master gardener. This is a must stop for any plant enthusiast, bug-lover, or artist. I highly recommend and can't wait to go back. The water features, sculptures, bonsai exhibit, quilt garden, etc., were amazing!

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a gem!! The gardens are incredible & the hiking trails were so relaxing!! The $14 parking fee was well worth the hours of time that we spent here!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of attending a friend's wedding at the North Carolina Arboretum over this past weekend and it was absolutely beautiful! Granted, it was rather warm, but it was the perfect backdrop for a wedding. We were able to walk around before and...More

Thank MsRaeRae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I made a quick stop in on our way to Asheville for our Anniversary. The grounds were very beautiful and filled with Wonderfully little discoveries.

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the numerous walking trails through the woods. Very nice arboretum, nice exhibits and displays. Will definitely return.

Thank Gertper
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7 June 2017|
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Response from Elaine D | Reviewed this property |
copied from their web-site: The North Carolina Arboretum does not charge a per person admission, only a parking fee. Cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards are accepted at the front gatehouse. The first Tuesday... More
5 February 2017|
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Response from Whitney S | Property representative |
Thanks for reaching out and we look forward to having you! All facilities will be open in April (including the Baker Exhibit Center). Most hiking trails are dirt/gravel and the gardens are wheelchair accessible.
17 December 2016|
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Response from Lesa L | Reviewed this property |
When we were there there was a coffee/sandwich area .... but not something I would plan for a meal. I think they had some remade sandwiches, cookies, chip bags, coffee and soda. You ordered at the window and picked it up... More