A 10-acre wooded enclave near central Asheville, the botanical gardens shelter some 600 species of Appalachian wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and flowering trees. A half-mile trail loops through the property. The garden property includes a gift shop to help fund operations, and a 1,000-volume botanical library. Indoor and outdoor facilities available to rent for weddings and event, classes and workshops; spring and fall annual plant sales, see website for complete schedule of events. Spring wildflowers blooming in April-May.