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The North Carolina Arboretum

20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, North Carolina 28806 USA

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“434 acres nestled in beauty”

The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest and is surrounded by lush folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains as well as adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at Milepost 393. The Arboretum was created to serve as a statewide and national resource and cultivator of education, economic development, research, conservation and garden demonstration. Its 434 acres of natural beauty provides ample opportunities for all ages to connect with nature and learn how plants are important to the world.

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Allie White

  • 37 Reviews
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June 27, 2014

The arboretum is a gorgeous place for a quiet afternoon walk with plenty of different trails accommodating both experienced and beginning hikers. They also host beautiful summer weddings with ceremonies in the gardens and receptions inside!

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March 28, 2019

Spring blooms don’t start till May

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Sheila Freiling

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June 09, 2024
Rated 4.0

While driving a leg of the Blue Ridge Parkway, thought this was a nice stop, pet friendly, to get out, stretch the legs, stroll the grounds, etc. The facilities were nice, clean, staff was friendly. Make sure to stop in the visitors center gift shop if you want to get recommendations' on what areas to explore first based on what is in bloom. Saving as a favorite if back in the area for a revisit.

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The North Carolina Arboretum

20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, North Carolina
28806 USA
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