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“A good place to walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Botanical Gardens at Asheville
151 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville, NC 28804
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Ranked #22 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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“A good place to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

There are good walking trails at the gardens. You can see native trees and plants as you walk along the trails. A very relaxing place to visit.

Visited October 2012
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Milton, Delaware
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“Beautiful walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

A great place to relax and walk among the native grown plants of North Carolina. Best part...it is free.

Visited October 2012
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“Great place for a quick walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Jay, who manages the place, is VERY knowledgeable and helpful. This is near/adjacent to the UNCA campus. Best is the sweet little cabin made of Chestnut wood.

Visited September 2012
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“Must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

When in Asheville.. great walking trails interesting displays. Lovely gardens. Great for kids and dogs!

Visited September 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Botanical Gardens at Asheville. Pretty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Botanical Garden at Asheville is one of my favorites places in the entire world. The place is beautiful and the smell of all the flowers is a wonderful experience. This is a small garden located next to the Campus of the University of North Carolina. I love to come and enjoy the view with my sons while my grandchildren play and run everywhere. There is no other place I like more in town to go with my family to have a nice day outdoors. It is very recommended for picnics too. The best of all is that the entrance is free. But if like me you really love this place, they offer a variety of memberships that give you the chance to participate actively and it gives you also some discounts in the BGA. For example, the annual plant sale in May.

Visited September 2012
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