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“Most Varied of Species”

The North Carolina Arboretum
Ranked #3 of 195 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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Bonsai gardens are not to be missed as they have been cultivated for a long time and presented here for a long time.
The flowers, too, lend a Monet quality to the drive or walk. The brick pathways are reminiscent of English Gardens too.

Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great nature trails and Visitor's Center. Unusual Bonsai Tree exhibit is awesome - and fall colors are beautiful (October 22nd). The nature trail to the Greenhouse is well kept and easy to walk on.

Thank Moxie30
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Gentle easy stroll around the grounds, nice to be out and in the woods. But the bonsai's are the highlight. Nice winding display area perfect of admiring and strolling and chatting.

Thank owl9
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had friends sign us up for a three hour class at the arboretum
and had a brief presentation before spending the balance of the afternoon walking and looking at various trees. Our guide, I think it was Jim, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. This was a good afternoon.

Thank Leo J
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

A beautiful place to go for a walk in the gardens any time of the year. The quilt garden is fun to look at and changes each year, there are often events and demos in the building and several woodland trails to walk with gardens all along the way.

Thank LuckyPenny8
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