This is your official source for the 2013 spring bloom report in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Each week we'll tell you where spring blooms are most prevalent in the mountains. Be sure to visit this page weekly for the most current spring updates.
June ushers in the pink and purple blooms or the Catawba Rhodendron, considered by many to be the showstopper of all spring flowers. Through the early weeks of June the Blue Ridge Parkway is the best place to see this showy flower. The best place to see them is from the Folk Art Center to Craggy Gardens (north of Asheville).
Enjoy the wildlife in Asheville from wherever you may be. Introducing Obi-Wan and Olive, two playful stars of our new Ottercam! These North American river otters call the WNC Nature Center their home and you can see them swimming around every day. Watch them live!
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This is a brief listing of some of the flowers to look for in and around Asheville this spring. The Western North Carolina area is fortunate to have a variety of elevations and terrain, thus making exact pinpointing of a bloom schedule impossible. Spring flower bloom schedules are estimated based on previous years.