Little Trees, Big Fall Color

Little Trees, Big Fall Color
Due to differences in elevation in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’re sure to find some colorful fall foliage no matter when you come to town from late September to early November. But did you know that it’s not just the trees in surrounding forests that change color? The bonsai collection at The North Carolina Arboretum features many indigenous tree species (in miniature form of course) that change color each fall.

October 11 and 12, the Annual Carolina Bonsai Expo features not only the Arboretum’s collection but vendors selling trees and special bonsai tools.

Best of all, you can check out the huge bonsai garden, exhibits at the Baker Exhibit Center and hit one of the nine trails all for a $7 parking fee. On Tuesdays, enjoy the Arboretum’s 434 acres for free as the parking fee is waived.

The Arboretum isn’t the only deal or free thing to do in the area this fall. Make sure to check out our weekly fall color report beginning next week which will not only highlight the area’s best color but ways to stretch your dollars this fall.

*Thanks to The North Carolina Arboretum for the image.

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