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The North Carolina Arboretum

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Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone Number: 828-665-2492
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Established in 1986, this area is over 425 acres and home to thousands of...

Established in 1986, this area is over 425 acres and home to thousands of flowers, plants and trees.

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wonderful stroll

Took a wonderful stroll thru the bonsai garden on a hot summer day. It gave me a taste of what the arboretum has to offer year round. Must return in the spring to see the flowers... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a wonderful stroll thru the bonsai garden on a hot summer day. It gave me a taste of what the arboretum has to offer year round. Must return in the spring to see the flowers in full bloom. And the fall foliage has to be spectacular. Best arboretum I've seen outside of the Planting Fields on Long Island.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I took about a 5 mile hike at the Arboretum and it was glorious! The gardens were amazing and the trails were completely serene. We got a good work out and enjoyed a peaceful hike with our dog. There were spots along the way to dip your toes in the water and several routes for hiking or... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Much better than I expected. Loved everything especially the bonsai gardens. Will come back when in the area.

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Thank 334deans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our time here. It has a lovely garden, including a quilt garden and a fountain. There are also hiking trails. We went on a 3.5 mile hike that took us about an hour and a half. It was hot, but most of the hike was shady and part of it was along a creek. We saw a... More 

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Thank BeckySD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the different gardens, especially the bonsai and quilt garden. I really liked how they had most plants labeled. Staff was friendly and helpful. Didn't do any of the hiking trails, but there were several from which to choose. A lovely way to spend a morning.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a prefect day to stroll outside. The gardens were very pretty. My mom and I only got to see about 1/3 of the grounds. I was surprised on a Saturday it wasn't more crowded. (I'm guessing everyone was at Biltmore.)... It's not a huge garden (like the botanical gardens) but $12 per car - so worth it! I... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all what started out to be something we were looking forward to quickly dissipated. Looks like they had shut the water off in some of the exhibits, the water that was in the fountains were experiments (nasty in other words), the Greenhouses on top of the hill were closed due to lack of funding and which we weren't... More 

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Laurelville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to several Arboretum's and this by far is the worst. Not what I had expected from internet research and brochures. Really let down by bonsai exhibit. More exhibits of other species of trees than bonsai. Sorry I had to pay $12 to park.

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Unicoi,TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've heard about the arboretum for years but never quite found the time to actually plan a visit here. We wished we'd come sooner, because it was certainly worth the stop. I loved the identifying played for all of the gardens and the ability to glean ideas for landscape garden plants which will grow in our area of these mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The garden and art shows are beautiful. There are trails around the Arboretum for hiking. Dogs are welcome..but not in the gardens.

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