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LEGO exhbit at NC Arboretum

LEGOs Building Connection to Nature at NC Arboretum

New exhibit is on display through October 23 Vibrant flowers and stately trees dazzle at the manicured gardens of the 434-acre North Carolina Arborteum . But a new addition to the landscape is helping to connect visitors to nature in an exciting, larger-than-life way. More than 370,000 LEGO bricks make up 14 nature-inspired sculptures that the Arboretum has installed throughout the gardens. From a

Savage Gardens: Invasion of the Bug Snatchers

Savage Gardens: Invasion of the Bug Snatchers

Exhibit Gets Close to Carnivorous Plants Something big has landed at the North Carolina Arboretum . It's green. And it's hungry. A 9-foot sculpture of a Venus flytrap is one of four larger-than-life carnivorous plants on display as a part of the Savage Gardens exhibit that opened on May 23. During the family-friendly exhibit, visitors to the N.C. Arboretum will have the opportunity to explore

Winter Lights Dazzle the N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights Dazzle the N.C. Arboretum

First-Ever Show Set to Debut for the Holidays Take an enchanting walk through a botanical wonderland at the all-new Winter Lights show in the gardens of  The North Carolina Arboretum , opening Saturday, November 22. The summer blooms of the popular gardens have been replaced by thousands of energy-efficient LED lights, enhancing the natural beauty of the landscape. The iconic Quilt Garden has

65 Acres of Cultivated Gardens

65 Acres of Cultivated Gardens

Asheville Insider Tip: Explore the NC Arboretum, an Outdoor Masterpiece. Located on the intersection of Brevard Road and the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 393), the North Carolina Arboretum  is a 434-acre campus containing 65 acres of cultivated gardens. Here you'll find the Bonsai Exhibition Garden, 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, garden tours, Art Walk, nature activities

Asheville's Wood Working Trifecta

Asheville's Wood Working Trifecta

Wood turners from around the world are descending to Asheville this month. Check out one or all of these unique shows and see why Asheville was listed as the number one small town for art in the United States! Blue Spiral 1 is featuring the work of nearly 15 premier Southern artists working in wood.  With extraordinary sculpture, turned objects, wall mounted panels, and some furniture — Wood

Asheville Fall Color Report for November 5

Asheville Fall Color Report for November 5

Still Plenty of Fall Color in Asheville If you're traveling this way, there is still plenty of fall color in Asheville and the surrounding area. Leaves have fallen at the highest elevations, opening up views that had previously been obscured. Meanwhile, nature continues to paint the trees in Asheville with her fall palette. Biltmore's director of horticulture Parker Andes observes, "Sugar Maples,

Two Great Events Upcoming at the NC Arboretum

Two Great Events Upcoming at the NC Arboretum

The NC Arboretum is hosting two great events in the coming weeks: Carolina Bonsai Expo The NC Arboretum Gets Small During the 15th Carolina Bonsai Expo The city of Asheville, NC, transforms into the bonsai capital of the Southeast the second weekend every October when The NC Arboretum hosts the Carolina Bonsai Expo . Visitors to the show will find an abundance of miniature trees and landscapes,

NC Arboretum Celebrates Heritage Crafts Weekend

NC Arboretum Celebrates Heritage Crafts Weekend

Southern Appalachian traditions come alive at the North Carolina Arboretum during Heritage Crafts Weekend on September 25 and 26. Festivities include craft demonstrations, juried craft vendors, plant sales and musical performances from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Arboretum’s new Green Garden Shed will also be open and host a demonstration exhibit that provides real-world and affordable examples of how

North Carolina Arboretum Celebrates Summer with Art Exhibit

North Carolina Arboretum Celebrates Summer with Art Exhibit

Immerse your senses in nature’s beauty at the North Carolina Arboretum this summer. In addition to their lush gardens and hiking trails, the Arboretum’s exhibit center will host artwork from painter Margaret Scanlan. The exhibit, named “Balance and Beauty: A Visual Celebration of Rural Life” features watercolors that capture the beauty of pastoral rural landscapes. Scanlan’s work has won numerous

Bonsai Trees at NC Arboretum Show Fall Color First

Bonsai Trees at NC Arboretum Show Fall Color First

Experience fall on a different level with the bonsai trees at the North Carolina Arboretum . The leaves on these living masterpieces turn early because they are potted plants. The potting soil loses more heat at night, and the roots are exposed to lower temperatures. This produces the ideal condition for fall color. Visit this weekend, and you’ll see the bonsai trees in full color plus a range of

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