We are fortunate to have the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Asheville. Surrounded by the diverse flora of the southern Appalachian Mountains, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful natural gardens in the United States. The campus covers an area of 434 acres and is located in the Pisgah National Forest, an ideal place to enhance the senses, walk or hike while admiring and learning the wonders of nature. Various events take place at the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville throughout the year.
Being the hub of the garden’s education, research, conservation and demonstrations, the botanical garden offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. At the Baker Exhibition Center information desk, you can receive brochures on educational programs, excursions, activities, etc. There are also beautiful works of art on display, so be sure to check them out.
Hiking and biking
There are many routes, including easy walking routes and easy to medium to medium mountain bike routes.
The Arboretum is the seventh largest botanical garden in the United States and the first bee garden in North Carolina. The seasonal landscape exhibition introduces the procedures for plants and nesting sites for pollinating species.
Special events and exhibitions
Various events take place throughout the year. For information on spring flower exhibitions and fall events, see our special guide. During the holidays, visit the beautiful Winter Lights Extra Banza.
Personal Vehicles: $16
Calendar of events: https://www.ncarboretum.org/events/