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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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My wife and I had a great time getting to see the gardens, and architectural designs. I would... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cody H
via mobile

Parking is $14.00 a car but well worth it. So many things to see. The bonsai area is amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert C
Springdale, Utah
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bonsai exhibit” (191 reviews)
“quilt garden” (89 reviews)
“parking fee” (70 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806-9315
+1 828-665-2492
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I had a great time getting to see the gardens, and architectural designs. I would recommend that everyone. Also set a day aside for the Biltmore Estate.

Thank Cody H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Parking is $14.00 a car but well worth it. So many things to see. The bonsai area is amazing. Beautiful water features and lots of interactive things for children.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The North Carolina is a must see for nature lovers! The gardens are beautifully laid out with interesting plants and features, including a quilt garden. I love walking on all the well-marked trails through the forest. I especially love all the rhododendren - you can...More

Thank jillctwi
Reviewed 5 days ago

This garden will not disappoint. The sculptures add to the flower displays. An exceptional garden. Bonsai display was wonderful.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited several times to hike the trails and really enjoyed the gardens too! This place is a real treasure!

Thank kaycola
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the plants are the stars the building architecture is blended in in such a way an inspiring effect is achieved. I particularly like the chimney and the shelter. Rain water is ducted from the building roofs to water the plants. The trails are well...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time we visited this, it was a few years ago during the poisonous plant exhibit. We were so excited to return, and had a wonderful day looking up all of the new exhibits as well as exploring and meditating in the Bonsai Garden....More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am mobility challenged so I have to vouch for beautiful building with comfortable chairs and strong WIFI. My wife walked through the gardens; her last comment, "If I lived in Asheville, I'd have to get a membership." She has a membership to Daniel Stowe...More

Thank Kenneth E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the third year that the Arboretum put on a winter lights show and it is fantastic. 500k led lights around the grounds. Firepits and roasting marshmallows are a big hit with kids.

Thank patricia m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, well maintained arboretum. Hiking trails l. Flowers, plant, trees with just enough sculptures. Dog friendly. Staff very warm and helpful

Thank Sue L
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17 September 2017|
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Response from bhessie | Reviewed this property |
I do not think you have to pay on a bicycle, but you might want to give a contribution to help sustain the park.
8 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
6 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.