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Botanical Gardens at Asheville

151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Beautiful Gardens

beautiful place to visit, would recommend for all ages! We went to Asheville right as the leaves... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
elaine33lewis
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Small but Beautiful

Located on the UNC Asheville grounds, my husband and I enjoyed walking the path through the trees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie M
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Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to visit. First, the Garden is located about 10 minutes from downtown Asheville which made it an easy site to visit. Second, the trail is well tended, beautiful and relaxing. If you ran it the trail is maybe 15 minutes long. If you stroll then it’s as long as you’d like. Lastly, and most important, you get to see some truly spectacular native plants in their natural habitat including a very rare Pink Lady’s-slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule). As a matter of fact I saw FOUR with two still in bloom as well as several yellow and white lady’s slipper orchids that had finished blooming. To see them in their native habitat is rare enough. That some knucklehead had not come by and picked them is even more amazing. Some added treats include a large stone near the main stream that clearly shows the markings of its molten past and appears to be shaped like a dragon.
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“gift shop” (24 reviews)
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151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful place to visit, would recommend for all ages! We went to Asheville right as the leaves were changing

Thank elaine33lewis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the UNC Asheville grounds, my husband and I enjoyed walking the path through the trees and along the creek.

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could spend a few hours looking around. My boys got a little bored but with as much outside space they can expire the grounds if the weather is good. We happened to be there for the big bonsai competition week and it was really...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We took a break from the bustle of Asheville here, and it was relaxing and had varied plants, streams, historic cabins, and found out it is itself a historic site of note in US history. Also has a gift shop.

Thank sundiskred
Reviewed 28 September 2017

You will enjoy taking a nice stroll out to the Botanical Gardens - there you can identify trees and plants indigenous to the area - they accept donations and have a very nice little gift shop where I found some great books to bring back...More

Thank Livoniagal
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The gardens are in bloom with different varieties based upon time of the year. This trip there where still in bloom and beautiful several varieties going into early fall from late summer. Roses are still in their glory. Best time would be mid to late...More

Thank JPutnam1
Reviewed 14 September 2017

One of my pet peeves is when a place is not open when they are supposed to be. The gardens were open but the visitors center/gift shop, even though the sign on the door said they would open in 5 minutes, was locked up tight....More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Babbling brook, native plants, beautiful paths, great gift shop. Classes offered are inexpensive and enjoyable.

Thank Raina726
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We happened upon the Botanical Gardens while walking around the UNCA campus before a soccer match. This is a beautiful place to take a "hike" or just go for a walk. Totally quiet and peaceful and a nice place to hide from the sun.

Thank TravelingFool39604
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We've been here several times, in fact just this afternoon. It's about 50% accessible, as Trimble is in a power wheelchair. The gardens are beautiful. The creek was not accessible to us, but there are a lot of families that enjoy this feature. You can...More

Thank Bonnie P
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No, I live with my son, so I can't honor travelers with a place to stay while traveling. If I had a home of my own, I would gladly have them stay with me. Sorry.
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