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“Worth the visit here all year round.”

The North Carolina Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 194 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 15, 2012

Doesn't matter the season, it's always beautiful here. Don't miss the special bonsai exhibit too!

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

We were there for a special celebration. Although I have lived in the Asheville area for nearly 14 years I had never been. I was totally unprepared for the diversity of natural offerings there. We did a short hike around the arboretum which was very informative and interesting. Then we looked at some of the individual buildings, which exhibited a lot of green technology. Even the parking lots were beautifully designed and landscaped. It is really difficult to adequately describe this place; you must see it to appreciate it.

1  Thank Quertosomo
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

One of the prettiest places to walk your dog. Is absolutely wonderful - so many plants, shrubs.

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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Check times for flower showings. They are great to get information on flowers you might be interested in growing.

2  Thank lllteachermomnc
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

The Arboretum gives you the chance to get away from the bustle of Asheville and really see the mountains. Beautiful flowers and native trees. Nice walking trails.You will fill up your camera here!

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