The North Carolina Arboretum's 434-acre campus is nestled off the Blue Ridge Parkway minutes from downtown Asheville and offers beautiful gardens and natural areas, including the Bonsai Exhibition Garden, 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, garden tours, nature activities for families, changing science, art and cultural history exhibits, an on-site bistro and gift shop.
Daytime admission into the Arboretum is free; however, a $16 parking fee applies for personal vehicles. To view full listing of parking fees and hours, click here.
Please note: Some building and facility access may be restricted due to COVID-19. Please check the Arboretum's website for details.
Please call or email for weekend and evening availability.
Bonsai is a much favored feature of the Arboretum's identity, and not without reason. Visitors to the Bonsai Exhibition Garden marvel at the miniature … more