Welcome to The Botanical Gardens at Asheville! This botanical garden’s collection of protists includes more than 600 species of plants native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. There are various types such as trees, shrubs, wild grasses, climbing plants, grasses and sedges. Gardens has native species such as pine, magnolia and birch.
Habitats range from sunny, dry to shaded and moist, and are home to many suitable niche species. We have more than 70 species of plants that scientists consider rare or endangered at the local, state, or federal level. Among them are Oconee Bells (Shortia galacifolia), Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata), Broad-leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis latifolia), French Broad Heartleaf (Hexastylis rhombiformis), Pale Yellow Trillium (Trillium discolor).
The Botanical Gardens at Asheville aims to study and disseminate plants and their habitats in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.