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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  • My family had an amazing experience here. I love the gardens. I often visit the local gardens everywhere I go. This one made the top 10 list!  more »
  • beautiful place to visit, would recommend for all ages! We went to Asheville right as the leaves were changing  more »
  • Located on the UNC Asheville grounds, my husband and I enjoyed walking the path through the trees and along the creek.  more »
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  • Located on the campus but away from all the traffic, this wonderful trail and garden is something wonderful for a time-killer on a lazy summer afternoon. The stream that runs by is wonderful to relax by.. The trail is not too long and there is always parking for it. I recommend it if you are in the area and have a hour to kill.
  • Nice place to take a walk through nature and relax. I have visited this garden on many occasions. In the spring time there are many wildflowers in bloom. The river through the park is very relaxing and the visitor center is also a good place to stop. The garden is very easy to find.
  • Around 9pm to 3am people on the outskirts of the botans buy, sell and smoke inside the botans. I used to smoke and hang out with the wrong crowd before I realized how trash they all were. They are trepassing after hours.
  • It's a beautiful place to go if you like peace and quiet, plus it's beautiful altogether.
  • Very small but free. Good for a quick stroll. Not advised in bad or cold weather.
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