Botanical Gardens At Asheville, Asheville

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The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, also known as the Asheville Botanical Gardens, are non-profit botanical gardens located at 151 W. T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville, North Carolina. The gardens are open daily with free admission, though donations are welcome.The gardens were established in 1961 on eroded, abandoned timberland. Cleanup and trail-building took place from 1962-1963, and planting started in 1964 following an overall design by Doan Ogden, a nationally-known landscape artist. At that time more than 5,000 plants were transplanted into the garden from private lands and national forests. Although the Gardens is located on land belonging to the adjacent University of North Carolina at Asheville, the Gardens operate independently and are overseen by a Board of Directors elected from and by the general membership of the Botanical Gardens.Today the gardens emphasize plants native to the southern Appalachian Mountains, representing approximately 700 species of native and exotic trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, herbs, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, ferns, mosses, and lichens.
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  • The gardens were lovely and peaceful. You almost forgot you were in the city. At first it seemed it would be a short hike but there are multiple paths branching off and we were able to put in 2 miles ...  more »
  • This is probably one of the best botanical gardens I have been to for outdoor flowers and plants. It is a gorgeous setting outside of the city, nestled in the foothills. Not only are the flowering bed...  more »
  • We stopped at the botanical gardens upon our arrival in Asheville. This garden is a part of the university adjacent to it and has some nice walking paths and a stream which was very popular with child...  more »
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  • I love this cute little native garden on the UNCA campus. Hundreds of different plants to check out in a natural woodland setting complete with a beautiful stream and everything from trilliums to azaleas. A nice place to stop if you are going to the UNCA farmers market. They also have two plant sales a year, a bunch of different classes, and a gift shop. This garden is free and mostly run by volunteers who are passionate about native plants.
  • If you are with someone special and want to walk through beautiful scenic paths. This is the place, bring someone special and have a great stroll. Bring your own Lattes!
  • Beautiful place. Nice trails. Historically rich.
  • What a great off the beaten path little place. Bring your book and enjoy it down by the stream.
  • I have not only attended this school, walked the gardens, worked on plant relocation and identification but my wife and I were married here 06/09/2012. This is a beautiful garden and great representation of the local NC flora. Also, there is a giant sycamore tree that seed flew to the moon on Apollo 14.