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Trip Planner: USA / North Carolina / North Carolina Mountains / Asheville / The North Carolina Arboretum
The North Carolina Arboretum is home to 26 hectares (65 acres) of cultivated gardens and 16 km (10 mi) of hiking and biking trails. Head to the stream to visit the National Native Azalea Collection, where you can see nearly every U.S. azalea species. Learn about traditional North Carolina crafts, such as basketry and broom-making, at the Heritage Garden. The bonsai collection features an array of traditional Asian trees alongside some American species. You can explore more gardens and discover stunning views of the Pisgah National Forest via one of the easy, moderate, or difficult hiking or biking trails. PutThe North Carolina Arboretum into our Asheville online driving holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
The North Carolina Arboretum reviews
Beautiful grounds. Nice walking trails and amazing bonsai collection. Great place to stop and rest and breathe in fresh mountain air and take in the gardens. There is also a small eatery with tasty...
Beautiful grounds. Nice walking trails and amazing bonsai collection. Great place to stop and rest and breathe in fresh mountain air and take in the gardens. There is also a small eatery with tasty... more »
Loved the Arboretum!! This was a hidden gem that we initially weren’t planning to visit but I’m so glad we did! Being that it was in early March, the gardens were not in their full glory but the...
Loved the Arboretum!! This was a hidden gem that we initially weren’t planning to visit but I’m so glad we did! Being that it was in early March, the gardens were not in their full glory but the... more »
So many different things to look at and the flowers are beautiful I went the second week of September and they all still had their colors. They have a very cute gift shop. There was a wedding going on while we were there which was very interesting to look at! Didn’t know they offered those kind of services there. But it is nice to know they do! Also, the cafe they have there was delicious. I believe I got the garden salad and it was so good. The ranch dressing was perfect. Staff is very friendly!
Such a beautiful and well maintained place. 16 bucks to park and the rest is free unless you decide to buy some $3 succulents. The bonsai exhibit was absolutely beautiful. A miniature redwood tree? One of the cutest things I've seen. The flowers are breathtaking as well. I highly recommend this place for its awe inspiring beauty.
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