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Due to the location of the Arboretum inside the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, we do not recommend the use of a GPS device for navigation to the Arboretum. Please see Hours and Directions for directions to the Arboretum.
Take a journey into an altered perception and discover the constant motion all around you. This fascinating, multi-sensory exhibit reveals how plants, though seemingly stationary, move and respond to their environment--and to us.
About Us - The fulfillment of the dream of Frederick Law Olmsted and located just minutes from downtown Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden that offers a wealth of activities for families and kids of all ages. Our Asheville gardens feature one of the most renowned bonsai collections in the country, as well as a diversity of flower and botanical exhibits all year round.
Looking for a place to hold your Asheville event or wedding? The Arboretum has wonderful outdoor and indoor options. Speaking of outdoors, the Arboretum is the gateway to some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Asheville area and our trails are dog-friendly.
If you visit the Arboretum, there’s a good chance your experience is made possible in part by a local organization that is providing support for the Arboretum’s mission based work. Growing a relationship for community success could include support from your business to the Arboretum.