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Botanical Gardens at Asheville

151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Great place for a picnic and an afternoon stroll

Great place to stop for a leisurely walk along the meandering paths or around the river. You'll be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
R84L
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Peaceful lunch

We brought a picnic with us and sat in the grassy area not far from the main building. They have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth G
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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 1 week ago

Great place to stop for a leisurely walk along the meandering paths or around the river. You'll be able to sit on one of many stone benches, or have a picnic on the rocky river or in the open green space. Conveniently located off I26/240,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought a picnic with us and sat in the grassy area not far from the main building. They have signs all over to identify the plants. There was a neat deck for bird observations. It was peaceful with the creek running by. Great for...More

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located just north of downtown on UNC campus the garden paths meander through 600 native plants. Most were either not in evidence or just breaking through the ground or budding. By the end of April through the fall it should prove both beautiful and educational....More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Most of the flowers were not yet in bloom because of the time of year we went and it was pouring down rain that day so didn't get to see all we wanted to see.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I found the dedication to detail and the learning potential to be inspiring, I was very impressed. I have been to a lot of boticanical gardens, museums and nature preserves. Few of them are on this level of sharing the feel and knowledge.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Last April we visited Asheville for several days, primarily to see Biltmore (reviewed separately). Since I love gardens, we visited both this site and the NC Arboretum. (Yes, some reviewers here have them confused!) We started to walk the paths here but found them too...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice place to spend an hour or so on a pretty day..and make sure you walk up the hill and spend some time walking the campus of UNC-Asheville.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

My family had an amazing experience here. I love the gardens. I often visit the local gardens everywhere I go. This one made the top 10 list!

Thank mmlangdon
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

beautiful place to visit, would recommend for all ages! We went to Asheville right as the leaves were changing

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Located on the UNC Asheville grounds, my husband and I enjoyed walking the path through the trees and along the creek.

Thank Melanie M
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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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