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Botanical Gardens at Asheville

151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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A nice but hilly walk in the woods

This walk in the mountainous woods is to view the naturally wooded property and mountain stream... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
H S G
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Macon, Georgia, United States
A beautiful walk in the woods

Stop and visit this gem when in the area. Take a peaceful walk through the woods and enjoy looking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lisa R
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to visit. First, the Garden is located about 10 minutes from downtown Asheville which made it an easy site to visit. Second, the trail is well tended, beautiful and relaxing. If you ran it the trail is maybe 15 minutes long. If you stroll then it’s as long as you’d like. Lastly, and most important, you get to see some truly spectacular native plants in their natural habitat including a very rare Pink Lady’s-slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule). As a matter of fact I saw FOUR with two still in bloom as well as several yellow and white lady’s slipper orchids that had finished blooming. To see them in their native habitat is rare enough. That some knucklehead had not come by and picked them is even more amazing. Some added treats include a large stone near the main stream that clearly shows the markings of its molten past and appears to be shaped like a dragon.
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151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This walk in the mountainous woods is to view the naturally wooded property and mountain stream. No attempt made to identify the plants or trees. It's just a nice walk in the woods but wear sneakers.

Thank H S G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stop and visit this gem when in the area. Take a peaceful walk through the woods and enjoy looking for the current blooms. A section of the path meanders along side a pretty stream with large flat rocks that you can walk out on to....More

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice little botanical garden but not great. Basically a nice walk in the woods. We were there during the rain/floods of May 2018 so the walk was made more difficult by the wet paths. If you live in a city I think...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small walking park was a short drive from our hotel. The giftshop was a typical giftshop but has a few neat things in it. The grounds are fairly quite and not crowded. The highlight was the stream, there are stairs leading down to it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after some heavy rains, so the gardens was dealing with some issues where the soil was washing, and some plants had taken a beating from the weather. The people who volunteer in the garden were very friendly and pointed out the path we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately the fauna was not as in bloom as we would of liked but the gardens were still beautiful. Wear good walking/hiking boots to totally enjoy all the trails.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we were going to the North Carolina Arboretum but instead wound up here. So glad we did. A beautiful walking trail surrounded by gorgeous native flora. Signage could have been a bit more ubiquitous. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Bobby L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come here for an interesting stroll through typical Western Carolina growth. Name plates help identify the plants and trees. It's conveniently located off future I-26 on Broadway street. It's free. There is an informative shop located at the parking lot.

Thank J S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a walk in the forest of beautiful trees and plants! What a pleasant experience! If you are a plant enthusiast you’ll love this place. There’s also a small gift shop to take home a souvenir! Also, there’s plenty of parking and it’s...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had such a sweet afternoon at the botanical gardens and will definitely be back for our next Asheville trip. Each plant at the garden is labeled, and as a plant lover it was fun to test my flower and fern knowledge....More

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No, I live with my son, so I can't honor travelers with a place to stay while traveling. If I had a home of my own, I would gladly have them stay with me. Sorry.
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