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“Wonderful place to walk and take pictures”

Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Ranked #44 of 211 things to do in Asheville
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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.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I have only been once, but there were many interesting plants and trees and flowers to photograph. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Jackie O
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Reviewed October 21, 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.

Thank Gloria H
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

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

Thank Barbara K
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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.

Thank LucilunaNC
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

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

Thank CaymanAsheville
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