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Botanical Gardens at Asheville

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151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Great nature walk. Free!!!

Great small garden. Fun to walk around. Blooms seasonally. Plan to spend at least 45 mins... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Zenmojo
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Atlanta
Past it's prime

While it is free to visit there seemed to have more weeds than botanicals of interest. It was a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
m4teer
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Moravian Falls, North Carolina
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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 3 days ago

Great small garden. Fun to walk around. Blooms seasonally. Plan to spend at least 45 mins there. Great nature/gift shop with Bathroom. Wear bug spray and bring your camera.

Thank Zenmojo
Reviewed 6 days ago

While it is free to visit there seemed to have more weeds than botanicals of interest. It was a nice 15 minute stop.

Thank m4teer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were lovely and peaceful. You almost forgot you were in the city. At first it seemed it would be a short hike but there are multiple paths branching off and we were able to put in 2 miles without retracing all our steps....More

Thank SarahPU
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This is probably one of the best botanical gardens I have been to for outdoor flowers and plants. It is a gorgeous setting outside of the city, nestled in the foothills. Not only are the flowering beds quite beautiful, there is a lot of good...More

1  Thank Michelle D
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We stopped at the botanical gardens upon our arrival in Asheville. This garden is a part of the university adjacent to it and has some nice walking paths and a stream which was very popular with children splashing and soaking. It was also popular with...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely calm area. It is great for a walk in the woods. The path takes you through a wooded area that has the plants of the area. There are no planted flower beds. Just plants like mountain laurel, dogwood, azalea, rhododendron and...More

1  Thank DEBORAH H
Reviewed May 9, 2017

The Botanical Gardens are a great place to visit!! So peaceful and beautiful. We only had about an hour to visit, but the walkways were easy to navigate and the plant species were plainly marked that we were able to make it through quickly. My...More

Thank waiting4Glory
Reviewed April 22, 2017

The Botanical Gardens of Asheville is situated on ten acres next to UNCA. It has one of the largest collections of native plants in the area. A perfect place to stroll or sit and commune with nature.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Took a walk here after dinner. Quiet and peaceful. Lovely plantings and native vegetation. Babbling brook; little pond with intersting sculpture of hands cupping a watering vessel. Great place to get a walk in while surrounded by beauty!

Thank Patricia_Travels7
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is a wonderful place to get lost and wander through the garden. There are trails all over and beautiful plantings and trees all over. This is also a great place for photography.

Thank azure30tx
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Patricia K
Do you have rooms that sleep three separate travelers?
February 22, 2015|
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Response from Jo B | Reviewed this property |
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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